Breaking News
More () »

MPD: Heavy police presence at IRS building in Memphis was result of misinformation

ABC24 crews were on scene at the IRS building Getwell Road. Employees were evacuated as officers investigated.
Credit: WATN

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — 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.

Memphis Police are at the IRS building on the 5300 block of Getwell. We are told some people have evacuated, and others are sheltering in place.

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.

We are working to gather more information about the situation, and will update as it becomes available.

RELATED: 4 killed and 3 injured in mobile mass shooting in Memphis | A timeline of the rampage

RELATED: How to cope with mental health struggles after a tragedy in the Memphis area, nationally

RELATED: The victims and survivors of the shooting spree in Memphis

Before You Leave, Check This Out