ARKANSAS NEWS: Alleged Memphis kidnapping suspect fatally shot in Arkansas; I-40 bridge shut down most of early morning


Authorities say police fatally shot a kidnapping suspect early this morning during a traffic stop near the Mississippi River bridge that connects Arkansas and Tennessee.

Police in Memphis say officers responded to a report early Tuesday of two men who were seen forcing a man into the trunk of a car, a report from the Associated Press said.

Memphis police tried to pull over the car, but the driver didn’t stop and crossed into Arkansas.

There, police forced the vehicle to stop, and the driver fled and was later shot and killed by police.

Officers say a 61-year-old man was found alive inside the car’s trunk.

Traffic on both sides of the I-40 bridge over the Mississippi had to be shut down for most of the overnight hours due to the incident.

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