BREAKING: Suspected active shooter inside IRS building in Memphis, Tennessee

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Unconfirmed reports claim an active shooter has fired shots inside the IRS building on Getwell Rd in Memphis, Tennessee.

 

A heavy police presence has been reported this evening, Thursday, September 8, at an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) facility in Memphis, Tennessee. There are unconfirmed reports of shots being fired inside the building on Getwell Rd. Local live footage shows that a large number of police vehicles have responded to the incident.

Police officers are reportedly searching inside the premises. No injuries have yet been reported and employees have been asked to evacuate. It is believed that on-site security personnel first alerted the security services to a possible threat.

Back in August the IRS had apparently announced that it would be doing a security assessment of the facilities due to increased threats from ‘alt-right’ & ‘far-right’ extremists.

Today’s news comes after the tragic incident in Memphis yesterday, Wednesday, September 8, involving a 19-year-old who shot and killed four victims and wounded three more. He live-streamed at least one of the executions on his Facebook page. The shooter was finally detained after a massive police manhunt in the city.

This is a breaking news story, we will try to keep you updated as more information becomes available, thank you.

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Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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