False conspiracy theory about a Nashville missile attack is based on altered images

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Posted at 9:36 AM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 10:36:31-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — While the motive behind the Christmas morning bombing in downtown Nashville remains unclear, what happened isn't. Investigators say Anthony Warner filled his RV with explosives, and detonated it with him inside, causing massive damage.

But that hasn't stopped conspiracy theorists from trying to cast doubt on what happened. One the more 'popular' theories is that the explosion wasn't from the RV at all, but from a missile attack.

That theory, though, is based on doctored video, according to NewsChannel 5 Investigates. On Sunday, investigators released surveillance video of the blast, which shows the blast originated from the RV and rained down on other vehicles.

As for the motive behind the actual attack, officials are looking into the possibility that AT&T was targeted. The RV was parked outside an AT&T data center and caused widespread interruption to the company's services.

They said it's one of the many motives they are looking into.