Suspicious package shuts down trolley line - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Suspicious package shuts down trolley line

A suspicious package forced the trolley line to shutdown Monday morning downtown.

Officials said a person called police reporting a suspicious package between Memphis City Hall and the Federal Building.

Officers shut down traffic in the area and stopped the trolley line so the bomb squad could examine and removed the package.

Investigators said an x-ray showed that the package wasn't dangerous.

"They're going to take it to their unit and examine it and see exactly what it is, but nobody is in danger at this time.  We took all necessary precautions just in case," Major Danny Cooper of the Memphis Police Department said.

The disruption downtown lasted for about 45 minutes.

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