Chattanooga bomb squad helps arrest suspect in attempted Franklin bombing
By WRCB Staff
FRANKLIN, TN - A man believed to be connected to an attempted middle Tennessee bombing was captured in Bledsoe County with the help of Chattanooga Police Department's bomb squad.
According to the TBI, Mitchell Hunter Oakes was wanted on state and federal charges for attempted first degree murder, unlawful possession of an explosive device, and being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon
Oakes allegedly went to a Franklin nursing home and placed an active explosive device inside an employee's vehicle. Authorities were able to diffuse the device.
Chattanooga Police Department's Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team provided support to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and other agencies during the arrest of Mitchell Oakes.
Chattanooga Police Bomb Squad is nationally recognized and accredited by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and provides support to local, state, and federal partners within the Homeland Security district.
The bomb squad's resources added to the protection of law enforcement officers and the general public during this arrest.