Police in Rutherford and Wilson, Tennessee, are investigating a white van parked outside a local convenience store, playing sound “similar to what was heard before the Christmas Day explosion in Nashville.”
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According to a statement from the sheriff in Rutherford County, shippers received a call around 10:30 a.m. regarding the truck parked at Crossroads Market in Walter Hill.
Police said delegates tracked down the truck, which was traveling from Rutherford County to Wilson County, and proceeded to make a traffic stop. The driver was then detained by police.
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Wilson County police have closed Highway 231 South of Cedars or Lebanon State Park to Richmond Shop Road because of the suspicious vehicle.
As a precaution, residents in the area were also evacuated from the active scene. An investigation by the sheriff and the Tennessee Highway Patrol is currently underway.
Police are asking residents to avoid the area and look for alternative routes.
This is an evolving story. Please come and check for updates.