Mt. Juliet residents given all clear after discovery of potential unexploded military device

Neighbors gave their reaction after they had to evacuate after a military ordnance was found in the backyard of a home in Mt. Juliet
Published: Dec. 5, 2022 at 12:11 PM CST
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MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WSMV) - Residents were asked to leave their homes in one Mt. Juliet neighborhood Monday morning while an investigation into a potentially explosive device occurred.

According to Mt. Juliet Police, an “unexploded military ordnance” was reported at a home on Belinda Parkway near Southeast Springdale Road. Police closed Belinda Parkway Monday morning while emergency personnel went door-to-door to alert residents of the situation and to leave the area. Mt. Juliet Fire said the old device was discovered by a construction inspector in the backyard of a home and called it in.

A military team came in and confirmed the item was inactive. All roads were reopened.