Update 4:45 p.m.: Law enforcement have towed away a box truck that was reported to be playing “similar” audio to what an RV played before it exploded in downtown Nashville on Christmas Day.
A robot and an officer in a bomb suit investigated the truck before the tow truck was brought in.
CrimeOnline will report new information as it’s released.
Law enforcement officers in Tennessee have detained the driver of a box truck that was reported to be playing “similar” audio to what an RV played before it exploded in downtown Nashville on Christmas Day.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said they were notified at about 10:30 a.m. about the white truck parked at a convenience store in Walter Hill, about 40 miles southeast of Nashville.
By the time deputies arrived, the truck had left Crossroads Market and travelled north into neighboring Wilson County on US231, where Wilson County deputies made a traffic stop and shut down the highway.
Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan told The Tennessean that five homes in the immediate area were evacuated as a precaution.
Deputies from both counties and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are conducting the investigation.
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It’s not clear what type of audio the truck was playing. Reports from Nashville indicate the RV played a spoken warning about a bomb on a loop, a 15-minute countdown, and Petula Clark’s hit song “Downtown” before the explosion.
At 4 p.m. on Sunday, live video on Fox Nashville from the scene showed the highway still blocked, with the truck parked alone between law enforcement vehicles a safe distance back on either side. A robot could be seen approaching the truck
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