Neighborhood evacuated and man stuck in bathroom after bomb threat

Posted at 6:23 PM, Jul 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-14 15:49:28-04

COFFEE COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — Homes were evacuated Saturday evening in Tullahoma after a bomb threat.

Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to the scene in the Jennings Point subdivision.

Officials say two men got into a heated dispute. When one of the men later sat down on the toilet, he got a phone call from the other man saying a pressure plate had been hidden in the house and hooked to a bomb.

Everyone evacuated the home except the man in the bathroom who had to stay there for several hours while a bomb squad cleared the scene.

Eventually the all clear was given after crews said there was no bomb.

The incident remains under investigation.