Man’s threat of planting dynamite forces evacuation of Knoxville church

| April 4, 2011

KNOXVILLE — Police evacuated a Mechanicsville-area church and blocked off surrounding streets for about an hour amid Monday evening’s storms after a homeless man claimed to have planted a stick of dynamite inside.

Jeffery Brian Sanford, 48, now is being held at the Knox County Detention Facility in lieu of $21,000 bond on charges of making a false report and disrupting a meeting or procession, according to jail logs.

Knoxville Police Department officers were called to Saint Demetrios Antiochian Catholic Church, 2100 Middlebrook Pike, at about 6:30 p.m. after Sanford made the explosive claim to police and EMS workers already called to the scene.

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