Stars and Stripes stripes.com 25 Dec, 2020 18:45 am

Suspicious blast injures three in Nashville on Christmas, police say

Suspicious blast injures three in Nashville on Christmas, police say
An explosion shook the largely deserted streets of downtown Nashville early Christmas morning, shattering windows, damaging buildings and wounding three people. Authorities said they believed the blast was intentional.

Suspicious blast injures three in Nashville on Christmas, police say Emergency personnel work at the scene of an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tenn.MARK HUMPHREY/AP NASHVILLE, Tenn.25, 2020 in Nashville, Tenn.— An explosion shook the largely deserted streets of downtown Nashville early Christmas morning, shattering windows, damaging buildings and wounding three people.

Black smoke and flames were seen early Friday billowing from the area, which is packed with bars, restaurants and other retail establishments and is known as the heart of downtown Nashville's tourist scene.Buildings shook in the immediate area and beyond after a loud boom was heard early Christmas morning.

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