NASHVILLE — The neighbor of the man who detonated a massive suicide bomb in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning is speaking out.
The neighbor, Rick Laude, said he saw Anthony Quinn Warner near his mailbox on December 21st. Laude says he pulled his car over to chat with Warner and ask how his elderly mother was doing.
CNN interviewed Laude. Watch below.
The Associated Press reported: Laude said he casually asked him, “Is Santa going to bring you anything good for Christmas?” Laude said Warner smiled and then said, “Oh, yeah, Nashville and the world is never going to forget me.”
Laude, 57, a commercial truck driver, said he didn’t think much of the remark and thought Warner only meant that “something good” was going to happen for him. He said he was “speechless” later when he read that authorities had identified Warner as the suspected bomber.
“Nothing about this guy raised any red flags,” Laude said. “He was just quiet.”
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) December 28, 2020