BREAKING: Massive Explosion Rocks Nashville in Act of Terror

A massive explosion ripped through the downtown business district of Nashville on Christmas Morning.

A massive explosion ripped through the downtown business district of Nashville on Christmas Morning.

Images and video reveal significant damage to buildings in the immediate area of a blast that could be seen from outside the city.

The Nashville Metro Police Department said the blast occurred near Second Avenue and Commerce Street in the city around 6:45am on Friday. “MNPD [Metropolitan Nashville police department], FBI & ATF investigating the 6:30am explosion on 2nd Ave N linked to a vehicle. This appears to have been an intentional act. Law enforcement is closing downtown streets as investigation continues,” according to the Nashville Metro Police Department.

Police are now saying the incident was was an intentional act and is are investigating a suspicious RV which was parked outside a fondue restaurant, the Melting Pot.

Three people have been taken to the hospital with non-critical injuries, according to a police report.

The blast was felt for miles and triggered a response from a police bomb squad, according to a report by The Tennessean.

The Metro Nashville office of emergency management told the Nashville television station WKRN that a parked recreational vehicle had exploded, causing damage to several buildings.

The Nashville Fire Department issued a message asking residents and others to avoid the area.

A resident living near the blast, Buck McCoy, posted video footage on on Facebook showing the damage.

All my windows, every single one of them got blown into the next room. If I had been standing there it would have been horrible,” he said.

“It felt like a bomb. It was that big,” he told the Associated Press. “There were about four cars on fire. I don’t know if it was so hot they just caught on fire, and the trees were all blown apart,” McCoy added.

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