Die polisie in Nashville wat 'gevaar loop' in Kersontploffing, word as helde beskou

Die polisie in Nashville wat 'gevaar loop' in Kersontploffing, word as helde beskou

Nashville’s mayor praised the polisie officers at Friday morning’s explosion asincredible heroeswho rushed toward danger to save lives.

Mayor John Cooper said the six local cops tookswift actionto evacuate people in the city’s downtown area as a parked RV blared a warning that a bomb would detonate in 15 minute.

These incredible heroes who ran to danger with uncertain outcomes ahead of them were responsible for so many injuries being saved,” Cooper said in an evening press conference.

The brave copstook swift action and directed people away to save lives — even at the time when their own lives would have been in peril.

'N Wetstoepassingslid loop verby skade weens 'n ontploffing in die middestad van Nashville, Tenn., Vrydag, Des. 25, 2020. Geboue het in die onmiddellike omgewing en daarna geskud nadat 'n harde opbloei vroeg Kersoggend gehoor is. (AP Foto / Mark Humphrey)

'N Wetstoepassingslid loop verby skade weens 'n ontploffing in die middestad van Nashville, Tenn., Vrydag, Des. 25, 2020. Geboue het in die onmiddellike omgewing en daarna geskud nadat 'n harde opbloei vroeg Kersoggend gehoor is. (AP Foto / Mark Humphrey)

They are heroes and I am grateful to them.

The officers had been responding to reports of “Skote gevuur” in Nashville’s downtown when they came upon the RV and heard the chilling recording.

They evacuated nearby buildings and called the bomb squad — and the vehicle blew up shortly afterward.

Three people were injured in the blast and were in stable condition, amptenare gesê.

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Human remains were found near the scene, CBS News and The Associated Press reported, citing law enforcement sources.

It’s not yet clear whether the remains are from someone connected to the blast or from a victim. Authorities haven’t said whether anyone was in the vehicle when it blew up.

Asked about the reports of remains, Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake said thatwe have found tissues that we believe could be remains.

Die “tissuesstill need to be examined, the chief told reporters.

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Ten minste 41 buildings were damaged in the bombing, which officials have said was a deliberate act. Authorities said many people had been displaced.

This morning’s attack on our community was intended to create chaos and fear in this season of hope,” het die burgemeester gesê.

Authorities arenot going to rest until those responsible for this outrageous and cowardly attack are brought to justice,” Cooper added.

Nashville’s spirit can’t be broken… We can rebuild and get back to normal.

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A curfew has been imposed in the area affected by the blast until 4:30 nm. op Sondag.

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