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UPDATE: Truck free of explosives, investigation continuing

Posted at 3:36 PM, Dec 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-27 16:42:38-05

UPDATE: Officials say there were no explosives in the truck. The investigation is continuing, and we'll update this story as soon as more information is released.

Authorities in Tennessee have detained the driver of a white box truck that was playing audio in a situation that was similar to what happened in Nashville on Christmas morning.

"Sheriff’s deputies in Rutherford and Wilson Counties are investigating a box truck parked at a convenience store playing audio similar to what was heard before the Christmas Day explosion in Nashville," a post by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office states. "The driver traveled from Rutherford County into Wilson County where he was stopped by deputies and detained. As a precaution, nearby residents were evacuated during the active investigation."

Here's a post from a WKRN reporter showing the truck stopped on a highway:

The investigation began with a call to police, the sheriff's post says. Deputies found the truck and stopped it.

"Rutherford and Wilson County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are working together in the ongoing investigation," the post states.

Rutherford County is located southeast of Nashville and the county seat is Murfreesburo. Wilson County is located due east of Nashville; the county seat is Lebanon.

Here's the post: