Police: No explosives found in suspicious truck after man detained in Wilson Co.
As a precaution, nearby residents were evacuated in connection to the incident.
WALTER HILL, Tenn. (WVLT) - Officials confirmed a suspicious truck driving along Highway 231 in Rutherford and Wilson Counties Sunday did not contain explosives.
Middle Tennessee authorities detained a man Sunday morning who was parked at a convenience store playing a recording similar to the one that was played moments before the Christmas Day explosion in Nashville.
According to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, the man was detained after he was reportedly playing the recording from his truck at Crossroads Market in Walter Hill Sunday around 10:30 a.m.
The suspect was detained following a traffic stop between Rutherford and Wilson County.
As a precaution, nearby residents were evacuated in connection to the incident and Highway 321 was closed to traffic.
The incident is under investigation by deputies from both Rutherford County and Wilson County as well as the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
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