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.
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.