Bomb Brought To Work For Show & Tell Triggers Evacuation In Springfield
UPDATE FRIDAY 2 pm: As we wait for the multi-agency ATF, THP, and Robertson County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) law enforcement investigation to finalize, the RCSO is releasing more information. In a release Friday afternoon, RCSO indicates that during the investigation at the property on Caney Sink Rd investigators discovered “possible evidence of an old meth lab.” The agency released the following statement Friday afternoon.
“The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office responded with the ATF regarding the report of pipe bombs at a property on Caney Sink Rd in Adams, TN. While on scene, investigators discovered possible evidence of an old meth lab. This is an open investigation.” Jessica Drake, Public Information Officer Robertson County Sheriff’s Office.
Smokey Barn News is maintaining communication with the three agencies, as soon as they are prepared to release their findings, we will bring it to you.
UPDATE WEDNESDAY 8:30 pm: We are still in communication with the THP and the ATF regarding this report. Due to the complexity of the investigation, it’s taking time to process the situation. We are expecting a release of information within the next day or so.
UPDATE TUESDAY 2:09 pm: The investigation on Caney Sink Rd in Adams is ongoing. It is a dynamic scene and it will likely take another day or so to process. The ATF reiterated that there is no danger to the surrounding community. Smokey Barn News is expecting to be able to release more information in the next day or so but we are maintaining communication with officials at the scene.
UPDATE: MONDAY 4:12 p.m. This story continues to evolve as the ATF, THP, EMS and the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office continue their investigation on Caney Sink Rd. According to the ATF, the investigation is ongoing but there is no danger to the surrounding community on Caney Sink Rd. RAW VIDEO BELOW..
As far as the scene on Main St in downtown Springfield, the THP has secured the device and left the area. Main St has been reopened and citizens have been allowed to reenter the area. By our estimate, expect the scene on Caney Sink Rd to be active for some time.
SPRINGFIELD, TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Authorities in Springfield, including the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency, the Springfield Police and Robertson County EMS have closed Main St in downtown Springfield following a reported explosive device in one of the businesses located on Main St.
Initially, the Springfield Police Department responded to a call to 728 South Main Street (Brown Brown & Associates) MAP regarding an explosive device. Upon arrival and investigation, officers found that a gentleman located several old explosive devices at a house located on Caney Sink Rd that he was cleaning out just outside of the Springfield city limits. The gentleman decided to bring the item for display at a local business.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Explosive Device Unit has been called in to remove the device. As a result, occupants in the building and in the proximity have been evacuated.
Officials have closed off Main St from 7th Ave to Thomas Ave all the way over to Hidden Heros Sub Shop at 8th and Willow. Hidden Heros Sub and Willie Mae’s BBQ across the street are unaffected by the road closures.