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Nashville bomber mailed out packets that 'espoused his viewpoints,' FBI says

Before he killed himself and damaged more than 40 buildings in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning, Anthony Warner "sent materials which espoused his viewpoints to several acquaintances throughout the country," FBI Special Agent Jason Pack told The Tennessean over the weekend. He declined to elaborate on what those packages contained, and law enforcement officials have not disclosed any motive Warner might have had to detonate explosives in his RV.

The Christmas morning blast killed Warner, wounded three other people, and badly damaged the AT&T building, curtailing internet and mobile service in five states. "Warner's father had worked for AT&T, and that connection was among possible motives drawing early attention of law enforcement," USA Today reports. Other possible motives are a little more fantastical.

Of the more than 40 buildings damaged in the explosion, 10 are considered unsafe for use and occupancy and at least two will need to be demolished, Metro Nashville officials said.