NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — There are still a lot of questions surrounding why someone would blow up Second Avenue. Investigators have named 63-year-old Anthony Warner as the man behind the explosion.
Andrea Michaels met Warner through his father during her time working as his father's caregiver in 2011. She remembered Warner as being friendly and resourceful.
"I never imagine it would be him involved in any of this. When I saw his picture I was like 'oh my gosh' because you know we called him by Tony so I didn't think it was him at first," Michaels said. "He was all about his family. He always made sure if they needed anything fixed around the house or built he would help. He never had a bad attitude or anything."
Warner knew a lot about computers and technology. He had several information-technology jobs throughout the years and once owned an alarm company.
"If there were ever any computer work or electronic work needed done at the house he would come over and fix it for them," said Michaels.
Most recently, Warner was a computer consultant, working as an independent contractor for Fridrich and Clark Realty in Nashville. He told them he was retiring earlier this month.
In a statement, the president of the company, Steve Fridrich, said this: "The Tony Warner we knew was a nice person who never exhibited any behavior which was less than professional."
Investigators have also said that Warner wasn't on their radar.
Warner's criminal history was released, and it's short: One marijuana arrest in 1978 by Metro Nashville Police.
That arrest was for possession "for resale" according to criminal history background release by the TBI.