Springfield McDonalds Evacuated After Bomb Threat Via Facebook

Springfield McDonalds Evacuated  After Bomb Threat Via Facebook

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The Springfield McDonalds was temporally evacuated following a bomb threat around noon Saturday.

According to officials, the threat came in via a private message to their Facebook page. The threat said they had ten minutes to get out of the building. The McDonalds is located on the corner of Memorial Blvd and Annex Dr. MAP

Upon receiving the threat McDonalds quickly evacuated the building and called 911.

The Robertson County Emergency Management Agency arrived and began an investigation. The Springfield Fire Department, Robertson County EMA and Springfield Police all responded to the call.

Within an hour the building was searched and no device was found.  McDonalds then made the decision to reopen.

According to Springfield Police, they have no suspects at this time. If you have any information regarding this incident you are encouraged to call the Robertson County Dispatch Center at 615-384-4911.

Smokey Barn News was on the scene live within minutes of the threat, to see a recording of the broadcast click here –LIVE Video

Employees and customers waited across the street until the search was complete.

According to Springfield police, making a bomb threat is a felony.

Police waste no time investigating these kind of threats. Back on March 6th, Springfield High School, Springfield Alternative School and Greenbrier High School all received bomb threats. Later that same day police had a suspect in custody.  Austin Scylor Holliman, 18, of Joelton, was arrested and charged with one count of “Commission Of An Act Of Terrorism”  which is a Class A Felony in Tennessee. FULL STORY

As soon as Springfield Police Detectives have a suspect in custody in this case we will bring it to you.

To get an idea of what officials do during a building sweep for a device, check out this video shot just days ago during special training in Orlinda.   FULL STORY

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