Mt. Juliet police investigate phoned-in bomb threat at Gander Mountain

(Courtesy: Mt. Juliet Police Department)

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – Detectives in Mt. Juliet are investigating a bomb threat they say was called in to an outdoors store.

Store management at Gander Mountain on Belinda Parkway alerted authorities just before 11 a.m. that the treat was made.

Police and fire crews both responded to secure the area and evacuate shoppers.

According to a press release, their investigation revealed the caller phoned in a threat to harm the store using explosives.

After the area and store were secured, explosive-detecting canines were brought to the scene to search the property.

It was deemed safe around 12:25 p.m., and 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 615-754-8477 or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at http://www.mjpd.org/.