• City of Memphis official threatened at her office


    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Director of Business Diversity and Compliance for the City of Memphis said she was harassed in her office while talking over a business matter.

    Officers said they responded to an intimidation at the Business Development Center on Beale St.

    The victim, Joann Massey, said she was talking over a business matter when the suspect grew angry and made a vague threatening statement.

    The suspect said, “You need to stop. Don’t do this here, because it will not end well for you,” according to MPD.

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    Police said Massey told the suspect to leave the property, but the suspect then lunged towards her in an aggressive manner.

    Security then restrained the suspect and escorted him off the property and told him not to return, according to police.

    No arrests have been made at this time.

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