Police block off street near St. Jude due to ‘dangerous situation’

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Authorities have given the all clear after St. Jude security discovered a suspicious suitcase.

According to police, security at the hospital discovered a suitcase at Lauderdale underneath an overpass.

They immediately alerted Memphis police, who secured the perimeter and called in the bomb squad.

The suitcase was empty, authorities said.

The area is now "safe and secure."

Authorities had blocked off several streets downtown, including I-40 westbound between Danny Thomas and Front Street and Alabama between Lauderdale and Danny Thomas while they investigated.


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