An ongoing incident is taking place in the Nashville area. Police have stopped a box truck at a convenience store along the highway outside the city. The truck was playing similar audio to the RV that exploded on a downtown Nashville street on Christmas morning.
In the Christmas Day incident, a female computer-generated voice told residents to evacuate the area before an explosion rocked the neighborhood.
Fox 17 in Nashville has been reporting that police from Wilson and Rutherford counties stopped a vehicle on Highway 231 South near Cedars of Lebanon. Police officials told the news station that the box truck was traveling from Rutherford County to Wilson.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said that its dispatchers were alerted by a call about 10:30 a.m. about the white box truck parked at Crossroads Market in Walter Hill. As a precaution, police have shut down Highway 231 South from Cedars of Lebanon Park to Richmond Shop.
“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,” Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said in a released statement.
“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,” the statement continued.
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Police and federal authorities have confirmed that Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, is a person of interest in the Christmas explosion. Warner is believed to have died in the blast when an RV blew up outside Nashville’s AT&T building on Christmas morning.
Police officials added on Sunday that besides the fact that the RV played an ominous warning about the impending explosion, it also played the 1960s song “Downtown” by Petula Clark prior to the explosion.
It has also been learned that Quinn Warner had deeded his properties to a woman in Los Angeles a month ago, perhaps pointing toward his intentions. Warner had signed over the property at 115 Bakertown Road on November 25 in the Antioch area to Michelle L. Swing, county records show.
Swing lives in LA. He graduated from the University of Texas and had a Lenoir City address.