Emergency personnel work at the scene of an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tenn.AP
Human remains have been found near the site of the Nashville Christmas Day explosion, according to reports.
It’s not yet clear whether the remains are from someone connected to the blast or from a victim, CBS News and the Associated Press reported, citing law enforcement sources.
Asked about the reports of remains during an evening press conference, Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake said that “we have found tissues that we believe could be remains.”
The “tissues” still need to be examined, the chief told reporters.
An RV parked in downtown Nashville blew up early on Friday after blaring a recording that warned a bomb would detonate in 15 minutes, according to police.
Officers responding to what turned out to be a bogus report of shots fired came upon the vehicle and evacuated nearby buildings.
At least three people were hurt in the blast and were being treated for non life-threatening injuries.
Authorities didn’t immediately say whether anyone was inside the RV when it exploded.
The blast shook nearby buildings and caused communications outages, prompting the Federal Aviation Administration to temporarily ground flights out of Nashville International Airport.