Memphis Police are being praised for stopping what could have been a horrific terrorist attack after the Yo Gotti concert at the FedEx Forum. Click here to follow KWAM on Facebook.Police arrested a 28-year-old man early Saturday morning and discovered a cache of weapons inside his apartment. Officers had assistance from ATF agents.
Elijah Hyman is accused of threatening to “kill himself and everyone he saw coming from an event being held at the FedEx Forum,” according to a police department statement.
Spade TV, quoting unnamed police sources, say the Hyman had six rifles and thousands of rounds of ammo inside the apartment.“He says he planned to kill as many people as possible,” Spade TV reported.
Hyman apparently came unglued after his girlfriend announced she was breaking up.
The suspect was bleeding from a cut he received from a glass window inside the apartment in the 200 block of South Main Street.Hyman is charged with commission of an act of terrorism.
Henry Epps, the owner of a prominent entertainment company, praised the police department’s quick work to avert disaster.
“No matter what or who you believe in, whatever higher power that you acknowledge, just stop for a second and say ‘Thank You.’ We could easily as a whole be grieving today. A man was going to shoot the people that went to the Gotti show last night,” he wrote on Facebook.