Chilling details from a neighbor who spoke with Anthony Quinn Warner emerge as FBI agents and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives continue to investigate the Christmas morning event in downtown Nashville. Neighbor Rick Laude disclosed a Dec. 21 mailbox conversation with Warner. When asked if he was going to get presents, Warner reportedly replied "Nashville and the world is never going to forget me."
More than 20 buildings were damaged in the explosion including the AT&T building, disrupting cellphone service, police and hospital communications in several states. Warner's late father worked for BellSouth, acquired by AT&T in 2006. Area realtor Steve Fridrich contacted the FBI noting that Warner worked for him in the past on IT projects. Fridrich confirms the agency asked if Warner had 'paranoia' about 5G technology. 5G has been hailed and heavily promoted the past several years by communication giants such as AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. Verizon's advertising campaigns focus on how their products assist emergency officials.
An FBI investigator told ABC News that they are searching all positive motives, including an assumed belief by Warner on whether 5G is being used to 'spy on Americans'. In the past two years conspiracies have swirled over 5G in regards to cancer risks and other concerns, some suggesting that 5G has aided in the spread of Covid-19. Network tests in 2018 were reported to be linked to hundreds of bird deaths, a claim dismissed by fact-finding websites. Tennessee has been linked to several instances of anti-5G activity, including four fires set at Memphis area cellphone towers this past February.
The only record on Warner's adult arrest record in Tennessee was a 1978 marijuana possession violation