Bomb threat shuts down South Church Street Tuesday morning

Oct 30, 2018 at 12:50 pm by Michelle Willard

Fermin Viveros Leon

Traffic was snarled Tuesday morning, Oct. 30 on South Church Street in Murfreesboro as Murfreesboro Police officers investigated a truck for containing a possible explosive device.

The driver of the vehicle, Fermin Viveros Leon, 29, has been arrested and is currently charged with Aggravated Domestic Assault, Driving without a License and Possession of Explosive Components. He is being held at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department under a $50,500 bond.

At approximately 2:40 a.m. this morning, Murfreesboro Police officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at 2029 S. Church St. and made contact with a female who reported being assaulted by a male, later identified as Leon, who had left the scene in a Ford pick-up truck.

She reported Leon, pictured above, may have weapons and a possible explosive device in the vehicle.

Officers in the area located the suspect and initiated a traffic stop on the westbound on-ramp of I-24 West from S. Church Street. While checking the vehicle for weapons officers located an item believed to be a potential explosive device.

The area was contained and the Tennessee Highway Patrol Special Operations Unit responded and rendered the item safe. The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives also responded to the scene and assisted in the investigation.



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