All-clear given after report of explosive device in Vanderbilt parking garage

Posted at 6:56 AM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 13:32:24-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Vanderbilt police have given the all-clear after a report of an explosive device prompted street closures around a parking garage.

The call came in Tuesday morning at the West Garage near Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Police blocked off streets around the garage as a precaution after a suspicious device was found next to a vehicle.

Metro Police also called in the bomb squad to investigate.

The intersection at 24th Avenue South and Children's Way remains closed but all all other entrances and exits are open. Vanderbilt officials say West Garage permit holders can now park in the West Garage.

It's still unclear what prompted the initial response.