MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A carjacking suspect is in police custody after he threatened to jump off an I-240 overpass, shutting down the interstate Thursday morning.
Memphis police were called to a carjacking on the 6100-block of Poplar Ave just after 5 a.m. on April 12. Investigators stated a taxi driver was struck in the head with a brick by the suspect, who then took off in the taxi cab. A broadcast of the vehicle was issued, and police found the taxi about 20 minutes later behind a convenience store at Perkins and American Way.
The suspect fled from the taxi on foot with officers in pursuit. As soon as the suspect reached the Perkins overpass at I-240 he stepped out on the ledge and threatened to jump. Traffic was shut down until the suspect was taken into custody just after 7 a.m.