Regional
4:03 pm
Wed July 21, 2004

Authorities Investigate Nashville Vehicle Explosion

Nashville, TN – Authorities say a sports utility vehicle exploded and
killed a man in a parking lot at Nashville's largest
hotel. A-T-F agents say the explosion in the
Range Rover happened just before midnight in a
lot about a half-mile from the main entrance to the
Opryland Hotel.

Agents say the cause of the blast has not been determined,
but investigators suspect it was a homemade bomb.
Investigators from the Federal Joint Terrorism Task Force
and the F-B-I are working on the case.

The powerful explosion was felt miles away. The victim
has been identified only as a white male.