Members of the Nashville-Metro Police Department bomb squad meet with Murfreesboro detectives on Aug. 19, 2013, after searching for a bomb at a South Bilbro Avenue house in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Authorities confirmed no bomb was found. (TMP Photo/M. Kemph)
Officials have confirmed that no evidence of a bomb was found Monday at a South Bilbro Avenue rental home, following an extensive four-hour search of the area.
“No device was found at the property,” said Sgt. Kyle Evans, the public information officer for the Murfreesboro Police Department.
Police responded to 100 block of South Bilbro Avenue just before 2 p.m. after a woman called the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office claiming a man who lives at the residence had a bomb and threatened to blow her up.
Shortly after arriving on the scene, Murfreesboro police officers and detectives evacuated homes within a one-block radius and set up a perimeter while they waited for the Nashville-Metro Police Department bomb squad to respond as well.
Murfreesboro does not have its own bomb squad.
The evacuation, as well as the bomb threat, did not affect the last hour of operations at Central Magnet School, which is located in the 700 block of East Main Street near the South Bilbro Avenue residence.
Residents who were evacuated from the area were allowed to return to their homes at about 6:30 p.m.
Although authorities are still investigating the claims, the man who was accused of having the bomb is currently not facing any charges in connection with the incident.
He was released from protective custody once authorities determined there was no bomb at the residence.
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