Police investigating threatening notes left at 2 local churches

Police investigating threatening notes left at 2 local churches

BARTLETT, Tenn. (WMC) - Police in Bartlett say someone left threatening notes at two separate churches in the community and may have identified a potential suspect.

Barlett police released information saying they believe the suspect interacted with law enforcement and an area church while passing through the city.

After speaking with the suspect’s family, police have determined the suspect has been suffering from various mental health issues over the past few months.

“The letters in question are not that of a direct threat of imminent violence but more related to delusional ideologies,” said a Bartlett police spokesperson.

Officers took reports at Christ Church on Yale Road and New Hope Christian Church on Yale Road Tuesday where the notes were left on the churches’ doors.

Police say someone left threatening notes at New Hope Christian Church (pictured here) and Christ Church in Bartlett Monday. (Source: WMC)
Police say someone left threatening notes at New Hope Christian Church (pictured here) and Christ Church in Bartlett Monday. (Source: WMC)

Investigators believe there is no apparent threat to Bartlett citizens.

New Hope Christian Church told WMC Action News 5 that they would remain open Tuesday and Wednesday after receiving the notes. Police have been patrolling the parking lot.

Investigators say the notes are not connected to the arrest of a truck driver in Indiana who threatened to commit a mass shooting at a Memphis church this week.

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