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Police director calls protest meant to shut down I-40 bridge 'a hoax'

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A planned protest on the I-40 Hernando-DeSoto bridge that was meant to shut it down did not happen on Monday  morning. No protesters showed up.

WMC Action News 5 Chopper 5 was over the scene starting at 4:30 Monday morning.

Demonstrators were planning protests of police brutality.

Memphis Police Department Director Toney Armstrong said the department takes every threat seriously.

"The one that was out there this morning was a hoax, so we're grateful for that," Armstrong said.

WMC Action News 5's Jerry Askin is working to learn more about the people behind this planned protest. Tune at 5 p.m. for his story.

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