UPDATED 8:41 AM PT – Monday, December 28, 2020
A former U.S. Intelligence official is shedding some light on the possible motive behind the Nashville Christmas Day bombing.
In an interview Sunday, former Assistant FBI Director Frank Figliuzzi argued the bomber’s decision to conduct the attack was likely related to conspiracy theories surrounding 5G technology.
Numerous 5G theories have gained traction in recent months as some believe the technology could be the cause of COVID-19 or a means of government spying.
Figliuzzi argued that issues surrounding conspiracies about 5G and similar theories are amplified by the spread of misinformation on social media.
“You’ll find almost anything imaginable and unimaginable online and it may be that this is what partially drove this individual, ” he stated. “And that’s why we need to speak the truth about what 5G is, where COVID came from and all of this.”
— Frank Figliuzzi (@FrankFigliuzzi1) December 28, 2020
Figliuzzi warned the nature of the bombing could potentially pose an increased likelihood of a copycat attack. Moving forward, he urged Americans to be vigilant about misinformation on the internet.