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Explosion reported at National Sheriff’s Conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The ABC affiliate in Nashville, WKRN, is reporting emergency crews were called to the scene of an explosion during a sheriff’s convention at the Opryland Hotel.

The explosion was reported around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The National Sheriff’s Association annual conference was being held at the Opryland Hotel. Homeland Security was called to the scene.

Early reports indicated there was a mechanical explosion behind an elevator in the hotel. No injuries were reported and the building was evacuated. Significant damage was reported in the hotel.

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