Evan Thomas Silva, 26, was standing 10 to 15 feet away when the device exploded in the backyard of a Genesee County home, police said.
The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office said a truck was pulled over on Murfreesboro Road about a half-hour east from where the downtown Nashville RV explosion took place just two days prior.
"Unknowing anything else at the time, they began hearing announcements that something was about to detonate coming from an RV," Chief John Drake said.
"He never took it out, but he started moving it around a bit about a month ago," Marco Rodriguez said.
Federal investigators are searching the residence of a "person of interest" following the Christmas Day explosion of a recreational vehicle in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.
Law enforcement authorities in Nashville announced Saturday afternoon that they are currently investigating over 500 tips regarding the Christmas Day blast.
Upon hearing the announcement that the RV would explode, the six Nashville officers began evacuating the area.
"We have found tissue that we believe could be remains," Nashville Police Chief John Drake said Friday evening.
By noon on Friday, users around the country reported a disruption in service, with a particular concentration in the Nashville area and Middle Tennessee.
Nashville police have deployed bomb-sniffing dogs to sweep the downtown area after an RV exploded intentionally on Christmas morning.
An explosion believed to be an "intentional act" occurred in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning.
"WeGo Public Transit will suspend all bus service and WeGo Central will be closed beginning at this time. We are currently assisting customers who are downtown and elsewhere to get to their final destinations," WeGo Public Transit wrote in a press release.
"It looks like a bomb went off," Nashville Mayor John Cooper said.
A bomb squad is investigating the live scene of a large explosion near 2nd Avenue and Commerce Street in downtown Nashville early on Christmas morning.
SpaceX rocket Starship SN8 achieved rose 40,000 feet into the sky on Wednesday before exploding upon landing in Texas.
Dramatic drone footage captured a huge fire raging at the Chemours chemical plant in Belle, West Virginia, after an explosion at around 10 p.m.
The homeowner in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, said he is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who can help identify the assailant.
The Lebanese Army said a warehouse storing oil and tires is burning at the duty-free market in the port of the Lebanese capital
A scientist studying the crater in the remote Yamal peninsula also said it has just a few years to "live."
The Ministry of Public Health announced a record-high of 309 new infections on Tuesday.
"It's very important for us to stand up to this corrupt government that's caused this failed state to happen," a Lebanese protester told Newsweek.
"Hang the nooses," angry Lebanese wrote on social media and protest signs.
Videos found on social media show a missile hitting a Beirut warehouse on Tuesday, allegedly triggering a massive explosion.
"If they [the Lebanese leaders] can't do it, I'll take my political responsibility," the French leader said in Beirut.
"We have nothing here, and it keeps getting worse by the day. I have wasted my youth," Mohammad Hijazi told Newsweek.
A video of a woman playing piano in a destroyed room has given people hope for resilience in Beirut following yesterday's explosion.
New satellite images show the extent of Lebanon's enormous blast, with a bird's eye view of the decimated Port of Beirut.
The photograph was snapped by photographer Bilal Marie Jawish at the Lebanese capital's Saint George Hospital University Medical Center
A nanny cam recorded the heroic actions of one migrant worker who, while vacuuming, rushed to save a child amid the Beirut blast.