Police: Tennessee man held for psych eval after threatening a mass shooting
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge has ordered a mental evaluation for a man police say had planned a mass shooting of people leaving a rap concert in downtown Memphis.
Elijah Hyman went before a Shelby County judge on 30 charges of attempted murder and 30 more counts of possessing a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony. The judge ordered Hyman held without bond and ordered an evaluation to determine his mental condition.
A police affidavit said Hyman was arrested early Saturday when he told police that he planned to shoot concert-goers leaving the FedExForum. Police say officers found binoculars and a loaded rifle near a broken window in his apartment.