Suspicious bag determined to be harmless after Beale Street Landing evacuated

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Beale Street Landing was being evacuated after a suspicious item was found, but police determined the item was harmless.

Shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday, someone flagged down an officer regarding the item at Beale Street and Riverside Drive.

Police described it as a “backpack type bag” and said it was on a handrail near the trolley stop. The bomb unit and K-9 unit responded to examine it.

Police said the evacuation was just a precautionary measure.

The package was checked out and deemed OK by 9:15 p.m.