• Potentially explosive materials found in Midtown home

    By: Scott Madaus

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis Police Department told us families were asked to evacuate in a Midtown neighborhood Monday afternoon after potentially explosive materials were found in a home.

    Law enforcement were seen investigating in the 1900 block of Vinton Avenue, just a few blocks south of Union Avenue.

    The home belonged to a man who died in 2014. While workers were fixing a pluming issue, police said, "items that could possibly be used for explosives were located." The MPD Bomb Unit quickly responded to the scene. 

    Neighbors posted about the police activity on NextDoor.

    MPD said they located chemicals stored in containers. 

    We will update this story as it develops.


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