A driver of a white box truck was detained Sunday afternoon on Highway 231 in Lebanon, Tennessee, after “playing audio similar to what was heard before the Christmas Day explosion,” local investigators said.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said the truck was pulled over on Murfreesboro Road about a half-hour east from where the downtown Nashville RV explosion took place just two days prior. Residents in the nearby area were evacuated, sheriff’s cars blocked off the highway and an explosive material detection robot was deployed to search the vehicle.
“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. Rutherford and Wilson County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are working together in the ongoing investigation,” the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Sunday detailing the incident.