No danger detected in Franklin bomb threat

(Courtesy: Franklin Farmer's Market)

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Franklin police investigated a bomb threat near the Factory at Franklin Saturday morning.

Witnesses told News 2 the Farmer’s Market on Franklin Road and Liberty Pike was evacuated around 9:30 a.m.

Franklin police said the threat was faxed into a business at Jamison Street Station, which is located at 320 Liberty Pike. After careful examination by Franklin emergency responders, no danger was detected and an all-clear was given.

The closure of the Farmer’s Market may have cost vendors as much as $100,000 in lost revenue.

 

On Wednesday, police said they worked with the FBI and Department of Homeland Security to determine the threat was one of many received across the country.

“We believe this was a hoax and that individuals involved were not local,” authorities said in a press release.