Girlfriend of Nashville bomber Anthony Warner told cops he was making bombs last year

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Nashville police were warned in 2019 that Anthony Warner was making a bomb inside his RV — but nothing was done to stop him.

Warner’s girlfriend told Nashville cops on Aug. 21, 2019, that he “was building bombs in the RV trailer at his residence,” according to a report Tuesday in The Tennessean.

City cops passed the tip off to the FBI and ATF.

But when authorities showed up at Warren’s door no one answered, and a subsequent request to search the property was denied, The Tennessean reported.

Warner’s bomb-making then continued unhindered until Christmas morning, when he detonated explosives in the vehicle and leveled a stretch of downtown Nashville.

Records reviewed by the newspaper show that Raymond Throckmorton, an attorney for the woman, initially called police and said that Warner’s unnamed gal pal was concerned about comments he had made — and didn’t want two guns she said belonged to Warner in her home.

Throckmorton told police Warner “frequently talks about the military and bomb-making,” and “knows what he is doing and is capable of making a bomb,” the records said.

Police saw the RV in Warren’s driveway but it was fenced off so they did not enter.

“They saw no evidence of a crime and had no authority to enter his home or fenced property,” Metropolitan Nashville Police Department spokesman Don Aaron said in a statement to the newspaper.

Nashville PD forwarded the info to the feds, but “the FBI reported back that they checked their holdings and found no records on Warner at all,” Aaron said.

On Aug. 28, 2019, the US Department of Defense also reported that “checks on Warner were all negative,” Aaron told The Tennessean.

“At no time was there any evidence of a crime detected and no additional action was taken,” the spokesman said. “No additional information about Warner came to the department’s or the FBI’s attention after August 2019.”

Warner, 63, popped up on the radar around 6:30 a.m. on Christmas, when he set off a bomb that killed him, injured three others, and damaged 41 buildings.

The blast, outside of an AT&T facility, disrupted communication systems through portions of the Southeast.

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