The 30-year-old “I Hope You’re Happy Now” singer took to Twitter earlier on Friday morning to share her thoughts. “Sending all my love to Nashville this morning,” she writes. “These videos are absolutely terrifying. Such a horrific act, especially on Christmas morning.”
Emerging Details Regarding the Nashville Explosion
Earlier Friday morning, around 6:30 a.m., an explosion went off in the downtown Nashville area. The authorities believe the incident was an “intentional act.”
Just before 6 a.m., police responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle parked outside the AT&T building, according to Tennessean. The officer who arrived on the scene “had reason” to call in the hazardous devices unit.
While the hazardous devices unit made way to the scene, a “significant explosion” occurred. According to the police, three people sustained injuries in the blast.
The police also say the incident “was linked to a vehicle parked outside the Melting Pot and investigators said an RV was involved.”
A number of photos and videos of the destruction later surfaced on social media. The footage details the how windows were broken out and several buildings sustained structural damage.
Nashville SC and MLS commentator Tony Husband shared photos of the damage. Husband also says the explosion caused windows hundreds of yards away to blow out.
Eyewitness Buck McCoy recalls seeing three cars “fully engulfed” in flames, according to CNN. McCoy also added that “there was trees laying everywhere, glass laying everywhere.”
Later in the morning, Tenn. Gov. Bill Lee took to Twitter to share a statement regarding the incident.
“Early this morning, an explosion occurred in downtown Nashville around Second Avenue and Commerce Street,” Gov. Lee wrote. “Please join Maria Lee and me in praying for those who were injured and we thank all of our first responders who acted so quickly this morning.”