Metro police investigating after man fires shots into wooded area in Hermitage

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating after a man pulled over on the side of the roadway in Hermitage and began firing into a wooded area.

The incident occurred around 11 a.m. on Old Hickory Boulevard at Lebanon Road.

Authorities at the scene told News 2 a man was pulled over on the shoulder of Old Hickory Boulevard when an officer noticed and pulled over to check on him.

At that time, the man got out of his vehicle and fired several shots into a wooded area nearby.

He told the officer several different stories, including that a bear was chasing him and then that men with machetes were chasing him.

No additional information about the incident was released.