Claim of Active Shooter at IRS Building Causing Heavy Police Presence in Memphis Was Result of Misinformation, Police Say

by JW Hanna
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Memphis Police confirmed Thursday there was no victim and no shooter at the IRS building Memphis, not far from the Mississippi state border, that caused a heavy police response.

A heavy police presence was confirmed at the IRS building on the 5300 block of Getwell. People inside the building were evacuated, and others are sheltering in place.

ABC24 Memphis (YouTube)

MPD tweeted out that the department is receiving many calls about various situations, and they are responding, but that “no incident has occurred that would cause harm to the public.”

They went on to say they encourage the community to remain vigilant but calm.

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