Homeland Security alerts MPD about potential threat - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Homeland Security alerts MPD about potential threat

(Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Homeland Security issued an alert via police radios about a threat made against Memphis police officers.

The alert states that someone threatened to shoot a police officer in the area of 201 Poplar this afternoon.  The alert later said the location had changed to the area of I-40 and I-240, but that threat was proven false.  The alert remains active for 201 Poplar.

Police officers were told to be vigilant.

"Our MPD Communications received information from an anonymous caller who advised a police officer would be shot today in the area of 201 Poplar of course we don't know at this time if it was a prank or if it's an actual true threat," said MPD spokesperson Alyssa Moore.

WMC Action News 5 is working to learn more information.

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