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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation into what authorities believe was an intentional explosion early Christmas morning in downtown Nashville which sent three people to the hospital. During a news update at noon Friday, authorities said they do not believe there is cause for concern for residents of the downtown area. Local, state and federal authorities have been sweeping the area of Second and Commerce Street for several hours as a precuation and evaluating the damage left behind from the blast, they said. They are also searching for other individuals who may have been injured in the explosion. According to reporting by WTVF , the vehicle was outside 166 Second Avenue North, the location of an AT&T data center. The explosion created an outage for AT&T, affecting phone and internet service acorss the area, including several 911 lines. According to police, it all began just before 6 a.m. Friday when officers received a call regarding shots being fired. They did not find any evidence of a shooting, but said they did come across a RV which was broadcasting a message warning of a potential bomb that would detonate within 15 minutes. Officers called in the bomb squad and were going door-to-door evacuating those nearby when an explosion ripped through the area at 6:30 a.m. At least one officer was knocked to the ground and three people total were taken to nearby hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. It’s unclear if anyone was inside the […]