Memphis police stopped a potential mass shooting from happening at the Yo Gotti concert after a man threatened to kill people because he and his girlfriend broke up.
According to a report from Fox13Memphis.com, police arrested and charged a man early Saturday morning (July 16) for an act of terrorism. This is after the MPD responded to an armed mental consumer call. When officers arrived at the scene, they were confronted by the suspect, Elijah Hyman, and his girlfriend.
Apparently, Hyman was distraught because he and his girlfriend had broken up. According to the news outlet, officers were advised that since Hyman and his girlfriend’s relationship was ending that the suspect wanted to kill himself and everyone he saw leaving Yo Gotti’s event, which was held at the FedExForum on Friday night (July 15). Police also added that Hyman was bleeding from his right hand as a result of being cut from a glass window inside of his apartment.
Upon further inspection of Hyman’s apartment, authorities discovered several weapons. Hyman was detained, placed in handcuffs and taken to the hospital for an evaluation and medical treatment. Additionally, Hyman was charged with Commission of the Act of Terrorism.
After a three-year hiatus, Yo Gotti brought back his annual Birthday Bash event the FedExForum in Memphis featuring artists on his CMG label and special guests. Lil Uzi Vert was among the performers at the concert.
“Birthday Bash is more than just a celebration of Memphis — it’s my way of showing love and appreciation to the city that supported me as a person, artist and entrepreneur,” said Gotti in a press release.
XXL has reached out to the Memphis Police Department and Yo Gotti reps for comment.
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