The Nashville 2020 Attack on Critical Infrastructure: From Specifics to Implications

Wednesday, April 28th

Virtual – All Times Are EDT

About the Session

On Christmas Day 2020, an RV parked outside of an AT&T transmission center exploded in a suicidal and conspiracy-fueled act of targeted violence, damaging over 40 buildings and injuring at least eight local residents. The bombing and the second-order impacts led to cell service disruptions in at least three states, as well as internet disruptions.

In this session, practitioners and researchers will discuss the specifics of the high-explosive attack, contextualize the Nashville bombing with Global Terrorism Database data on the use of explosives in terrorism attacks historically and discuss the broader resilience-related implications of an explosive device when used against critical infrastructure in residential and business districts.


Presented By

Principal and Founder
Event Risk Management Solutions
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
Anna Mansueti
Director of Diversity and Gender Equity
Platinum East
Assistant Research Scientist
University of Maryland