The FBI are investigating whether the suspect at the center of the Nashville Christmas Day bombing was connected to 5G conspiracy theories, according to reports.
Steve Fridrich, a real estate agent based in Nashville, contacted the FBI to tell them that he previously worked with a man named Tony Warner. Investigators think a man named Anthony Quinn Warner to be a person of interest in the camper van explosion outside an AT&T building that injured three people on the morning of December 25.
Fridrich said agents asked him if the man he worked with had paranoia about 5G technology and conspiracy theories about it being used to spy on Americans.
Fridrich told the man he worked with doing information technology was a “nice guy”, but they did not have a relationship beyond him contacting Warner to work on internet issues.
“You know, he was a techie guy—don’t mean anything negative about that. He would do this thing and leave. He didn’t bother anybody. He did his thing and leave,” Fridrich said.
FBI said they could not comment because of the pending investigation.
Earlier this year, conspiracy theories about the implementation of 5G, including that the technology somehow helps spread or is even the cause of coronavirus, were widely shared and believed by some.
The baseless theories resulted in people attacking 5G mobile phone masts in the U.K as misinformation spread on social media.