Detectives investigate bomb threat at Gander Mountain in Mt. Juliet
Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Detectives are actively investigating a bomb threat that was phoned into Gander Mountain, located at 66 Belinda Parkway. On New Year’s Day, around 10:58 a.m., Mt. Juliet’s Police & Fire Communications Center were notified by store management in reference to a bomb threat that was phoned in. Immediately, police and fire units responded to the scene to secure the area and ensure a safe evacuation.
Further investigation revealed that the caller phoned in a threat to harm the store by using explosives. After Gander Mountain was evacuated and parking lot secured, explosive detection canines from Lebanon Police Department’s Emergency Services Unit responded to the scene to assist in ensuring the property was safe.
Officers and canines searched the store property, and it was deemed safe around 12:25 p.m. Detectives continue to investigate the source and are hoping to identify the caller.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at http://www.mjpd.org/ .
Photo courtesy of MJPD.