The Memphis Police Department (MPD) blocked a possible terroristic threat in the early hours of July 16.
The department arrested a man accused of making threats to take his own life and the lives of those who attended a heavily populated event at the FedExForum Friday night.
Memphis rapper Yo Gotti hosted his annual Birthday Bash event at the venue that same night, Fox13 reports.
When officers arrived on the scene, they were met by the suspect, Elijah Hyman, and his girlfriend.
Memphis police said Hyman appeared distraught because he and his girlfriend broke up. Hyman reportedly had threatened to kill the event attendees as they left and then kill himself.
I would also like to thank the Memphis Police Department for their swift and proactive action in ensuring that all attendees returned home safely.— Yo Gotti (@YoGotti) July 17, 2022