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Man 'distraught' over breakup with his girlfriend arrested after planning a mass shooting at a Memphis arena, police say

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FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee.
The FedExForum arena in Memphis, Tennessee on May 11, 2022.Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images
  • A 28-year-old man upset over a breakup was arrested after he planned a mass shooting in a Memphis arena, police said.

  • Elijah Hyman said he wanted to kill himself and "everyone he saw coming" from the FedEx Forum arena.

  • He was arrested and charged with commission of the act of terrorism, police said.

A man upset over a breakup was arrested after he planned a mass shooting in a Tennessee arena, police said.

Elijah Hyman, 28, was arrested and charged with commission of the act of terrorism after police said he wanted to kill "everyone he saw coming from an event" at FedEx Forum, the Memphis Police Department said in a statement.

Officers responded to a call at Hyman's apartment on Saturday at 2:48 am, where they found Hyman and his girlfriend.

"Hyman appeared distraught due to a breakup between him and his girlfriend. Officers were advised that since Hyman and his girlfriend's relationship was coming to an end, he wanted to kill himself and everyone he saw coming from an event being held at the FedEx Forum," police said.

While police did not say when Hyman planned to execute the attack, rapper Yo Gotti hosted a performance at the FedEx Forum on Friday night and tweeted about a threat afterward.

"We were informed of a potential threat regarding an individual seeking to harm attendees leaving Birthday Bash that occurred 3 hours after our show ended," Yo Gotti tweeted Saturday evening, thanking Memphis police for their "swift and proactive action in ensuring that all attendees returned home safely."

 

Authorities responding to the call at Hyman's apartment said his hand was bleeding from "being cut from a glass window inside of his apartment."

"Officers were advised Hyman had several weapons inside his apartment. Hyman was detained, placed in cuffs, and taken for medical treatment and evaluation," the police statement said. "A search warrant was conducted on the apartment where Hyman resides and several weapons were confiscated."

Hyman's next court date is set for Monday morning, according to Shelby County arrest records.

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