AP: Investigators looking into conspiracy theories for possible Christmas bombing motive

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Posted at 9:19 PM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 22:19:42-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Investigators are continuing to investigate Anthony Warner's motive for the Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville.

They're looking into whether or not Warner believed in multiple conspiracy theories that could have prompted him to set off the 2nd Avenue bomb.

According to the Associated Press, some of their interviewees told investigators Warner believed the "lizard people" conspiracy theory, which claims shape-shifting reptiles take on a human form to take over society.

They also said he discussed taking trips to hunt aliens, a law enforcement official told the AP.

Investigators have also been asking witnesses whether Warner may have believed in any conspiracies about 5G technology.

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Editor's Note: The Associated Press contributed to this article.