September 19th, 2020 – 10:40 PM
Polk County Police Department –
Polk County Police responded to a call in the area of Formby Trail on Friday in reference to a man with a possible gunshot wound only to find out his injuries were apparently caused by an explosion.
28-year-old Matthew Nixon was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital.
He is expected to recover.
After Nixon was airlifted, authorities relocated to a residence on Formby Trail and found an explosive ordinance.
The Floyd County Bomb Squad was called to the scene along with the GBI and the FBI.
The investigation is ongoing.
On September 18, 2020, the Polk County Police Department was dispatched to the area of Formby Trail in reference to an original report of a gunshot wound to a male subject. Upon the arrival of the Polk County Police Department / Polk County Sheriff’s Office, it was discovered that the wounds on the male subject appeared to be from an explosive device. The male was airlifted to a trauma facility.
Shortly thereafter, Officers / Deputies relocated to a residence on Formby Trail. Additional explosive ordinance was located at this address. The Criminal Investigations Division is currently on scene, along with the Floyd County Bomb Squad, Polk County Drug Task Force, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Any information on this incident can be forwarded to Detective Bowman (#810) at (678) 246-5107 or at the Polk County Police Department at (770) 748-7331.
Additional information to follow as available.