Search For Armed Man In Woods Goes Cold

MT. JULIET, Tenn. - Police in Mt. Juliet confirmed they had been searching for a potential gunman in a wooded area in Wilson County, but the search went cold.

Officials said Saturday night they were searching the woods near the Hickory Hills subdivision.

Two separate incidents happened leading police to believe there was a homeless man camped in the woods and armed.

Around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, officials were called to that area, just behind Leesa Ann Lane, after two juveniles reported a man threatened to harm them. They confirmed they had been walking in the woods.

Officers said they were not able to find the man, but they did discover a campsite and an abandoned vehicle.

Police confirmed there was also evidence of someone shooting a firearm.

Later, around 7:30 p.m., two people on an ATV reported to police that an unknown man shot at them.

Officers said they began searching in that area the moment the second report came in.

Crews called in both aviation and K-9 units to help with the search. They also used infrared cameras.

Sunday, authorities said the search had gone cold. They were not able to locate anyone in the woods; however, they said they believe reports of the man were legitimate.

If someone is seen in the woods in that area, police said call them immediately. Anyone with information has been urged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at 615-754-2550.

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