BREAKING: Tennessee cops pull over ‘truck with PA system telling people to evacuate’ 30 miles away from Nashville
- The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office tweeted about the incident Sunday afternoon
- They said parts of Highway 231 is shut down due to a suspicious vehicle
- It comes just two days after the Nashville bombing in which a vehicle blew up and was prefaced by a recorded warning advising those nearby to evacuate
A Tennessee highway was on Sunday closed amid reports of a truck with PA system telling people to evacuate the area.
The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office tweeted: ‘Highway 231 South from the Cedars of Lebanon State Park to Richmond Shop road is currently shut down due to a suspicious vehicle.
‘Please avoid the area and seek an alternate route. We will post updates as more information comes in.’
It comes just two days after the Nashville bombing in which a recreational vehicle blew up on a mostly deserted street and was prefaced by a recorded warning advising those nearby to evacuate.
Pictures show a white truck on an empty road surrounded by police cars.
The truck had told people to evacuate via a PA system, WSMV reports.
A Tennessee highway was on Sunday closed amid reports of a truck with PA system telling people to evacuate the area
The Christmas Day attack in Nashville, which damaged an AT&T building, continued to wreak havoc on cellphone service and police and hospital communications in several Southern states.
Investigators shut down the heart of downtown Nashville’s tourist scene — an area packed with restaurants and shops — as they shuffled through broken glass and damaged buildings to learn more about the explosion.
Mayor John Cooper has enforced a curfew in the downtown area until Sunday via executive order to limit public access to the area. More than 40 buildings were affected.
According to Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake, police officers responded on Friday to a report of shots fired when they encountered the RV blaring a recorded warning that a bomb would detonate in 15 minutes.
Police evacuated nearby buildings and called in the bomb squad. The RV exploded shortly afterward.
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