Nashville Mayor John Cooper said the Christmas Day explosion was part of an “infrastructure attack” during an interview on CBS’s Face The Nation.
Cooper believes that the bombing was a deliberate attack on the AT&T building because of where the RV was parked.
“Well, those of us in Nashville realize that on Second Avenue there is a big AT&T facility and the truck was parked adjacent to this large, historic AT&T facility, which happens to be in downtown Nashville, somewhat surprising,” said Cooper during his appearance on Face The Nation.
“And to all of us locally, it feels like there has to be some connection with the AT&T facility and the site of the bombing,” added Cooper.
Authorities state that the bombing disrupted AT&T services in the region, which included 911 call centers, phone lines, and cell phone signal. So far, service has not been fully restored in the area.
FBI agents allegedly told WSMV-TV in Nashville that the bomber, who is alleged to have died during the explosion, had paranoia about 5G technology and that he believed it was used to spy on Americans.
Cooper also stated that there are currently not any ongoing threats to the city.
“I feel confident in repeating what the authorities- what the investigators said yesterday to Nashville, that they think that the threat is over, that- that Nashville is safe, that there aren’t any other bombs,” said Cooper. “I think they wouldn’t have said that unless they were very confident that that is true.”