MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis Police Department blocked off multiple streets and evacuated Beale Street Landing after a 'suspicious package' was reported Tuesday night.
Police were flagged down by someone who saw the item at Beale Street and Riverside Drive near the Amtrak tracks. Officers located a backpack on a handrail near the trolley stop at Riverside.
Streets in the area around Wagner Street and Beale Street were blocked off Tuesday night, just after 7 p.m., as police investigated the backpack. Police also evacuated Tom Lee Park and Beale Street Landing for precautionary measures.
Police later deemed the backpack harmless.