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Nashville bomb: Tennessee cops pull over ‘truck with PA system telling people to evacuate’

Tennessee cops pull over ‘truck with PA system telling people to evacuate’ just 30 miles away from Nashville suicide attack site where RV played similar message

  • 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.  

Police on Sunday confirmed that Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, is a person of interest in the Christmas explosion

Warner is believed to have died when an RV blew up outside Nashville’s AT&T building, leaving three injured,  

A Tennessee highway was on Sunday closed amid reports of a truck with PA system telling people to evacuate the area. Footage from the scene showa white truck on an empty road surrounded by police cars

Footage from the scene showa white truck on an empty road surrounded by police cars. 

The truck had told people to evacuate via a PA system, WSMV reports. The driver has since been detained. 

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement the truck had been ‘playing audio similar to what was heard before the Christmas Day explosion in Nashville.’

They said the truck had been parked outside a convenience store in Rutherford making the announcement before making its way to Wilson County.

Police were called at 10:30am local time and then located the vehicle. 

Police said the truck had been parked outside a convenience store in Rutherford making the announcement before making its way to Wilson County. Police were called at 10:30am local time and then located the vehicle

Police said the truck had been parked outside a convenience store in Rutherford making the announcement before making its way to Wilson County. Police were called at 10:30am local time and then located the vehicle

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.

On Sunday police described how the RV played an ominous warning about the impending explosion and the song ‘Downtown’ by Petula Clark in the minutes before the blast went off

Speculation is growing that the AT&T building was intentionally targeted in the Nashville Christmas Day bombing as the FBI probes rumors that the main person of interest in the attack, identified by police as Anthony Quinn Warner, harbored deep paranoia about 5G technology. Pictured: Investigators dig through the wreckage on 2nd Avenue North

Speculation is growing that the AT&T building was intentionally targeted in the Nashville Christmas Day bombing as the FBI probes rumors that the main person of interest in the attack, identified by police as Anthony Quinn Warner, harbored deep paranoia about 5G technology. Pictured: Investigators dig through the wreckage on 2nd Avenue North 

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