Tullahoma Resident Finds More Than Mail In Mailbox

mailboxAt approximately 9:30am, Tuesday morning, December 16, officers of the Tullahoma Police Department were dispatched to Adair Street in Tullahoma in regards to a suspicious item in a residential mailbox. Upon arrival, the officer determined the item was indeed suspicious and began measures to isolate the area and notify the Tennessee Highway Patrol bomb squad.
The TN Highway Patrol bomb squad and members of the TN State Bomb and Arson unit came to the scene and conducted a preliminary investigation. The Highway Patrol bomb technicians removed the object and transported it to the Arnold Air Force Base to safely destroy. An investigation will be conducted to determine the components of the object and whether it was a potential explosive device and a determination made as to further investigation. Officer Bob Looney was the initial officer on the scene and assisted by Lieutenant Ray Higginbotham.
The residents of Adair Street were permitted back into their houses at 2:30pm. There was minimal interruption of daily activities for the residents.
The Tullahoma Police Department will continue to investigate this incident and requests anyone having information to contact TPD at (931) 455-0530.