Man Arrested For Attempting To Build ‘Hoax’ Bomb In Nashville, Police Say

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Officers early today charged Raul Ramos, 52, with possessing a hoax hazardous device and trespassing at a Glenpark Drive home in South Nashville related to an “ongoing dispute,” police said.

The victims inside the home reported seeing Ramos on the side of the home carrying oxygen tanks and standing over a small blue cooler. When they confronted him, he tried to run away but they quickly detained him. Due to the suspicious items, responding officers established a perimeter and evacuated nearby homes.

The Hazardous Devices Unit (bomb squad) ultimately determined that the items in and of themselves were not explosive and consistent with someone attempting to build a “live or hoax device,” police said.

According to the Lebanon Center for Rehabilitation and Healing’s website, Ramos is the director of maintenance there.

Ramos, of Greenbrier, Tennessee, is being held in lieu of $80,000 bond.

The city remains on edge following the Christmas Day suicide bombing that destroyed buildings downtown.

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