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

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

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.

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