Nashville bombing: Suspect Anthony Warner ‘may have blown up his DOGS’ in Christmas Day blast, authorities say

NASHVILLE bomber Anthony Quinn Warner may have had his dogs with him when he blew himself – and half a Tennessee city block – on Christmas Day.

Authorities are investigating whether Warner – who rigged an RV with several pounds of explosives that results in a blast that injured eight people and was felt miles away – had his dogs with him at the time of the blast.

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Nashville Bombing suspect Anthony Warner apparently told a friend he was going to the woods with his dogs[/caption]

Investigators are looking into whether Warner may have had his dogs with him in his RV during the bombin
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Warner was known to be an avid dog lover according to his neighbor, who said Warner even built a ramp at his home so the pups didn’t have to use the stairs.

The 63-year-old bomber recently told a friend he was going to “spend a few weeks in the woods with his dogs,” which is why investigators are looking to see if he brought any canines with him in the RV.

“That, we don’t know yet,” said David Rausch, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director.

“That’s still information that we’re trying to determine, all of that detail,” Rausch added when asked if dogs had died alongside Warner.

Investigators are looking for a motive into Warner’s blast on Christmas Day
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A letter to a friend referenced “woof” and said to check his basement
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His next door neighbor, Steve Schmoldt, said Warner had a number of dogs over the years, including two sheepdogs and a larger dog he later adopted.

Warner “took really good care of his dogs,” Schmoldt said, before adding he believed the dogs were dead.

A Sun exclusive shows the bomber apparently referred to the dogs in a late November message to Michelle Swing to whom he gave his two houses for free before adding he “intended to travel on Christmas Eve to spend a few weeks in the woods with his dogs.”

In the letter, Warner also referenced a number of bizarre dog-lines, including: “The attic has plywood and lighting, take a look. The basement is not normal, take a look. Woof woof Julio.”

Authorities are still looking for a motive as to why Warner decided to blow himself up in an RV that was eerily playing a 15-minute countdown to the explosion.

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