FBI notes threat to major bridge at Memphis, Tenn.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The FBI says it wants law officers assigned to areas around a Mississippi River bridge at Memphis, Tennessee, to help keep an eye on the span after a vague threat came in warning of an attack.

FBI spokesmen said Tuesday the threat against the Interstate 40 bridge was unsubstantiated, but as part of its routine agents alerted law enforcement agencies in and around Memphis.

The bridge carries a route that stretches from California to North Carolina. It remained open.

Highway officials reviewed their contingency plans for rerouting traffic and asked its workers to remain vigilant.

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management said the threat had not reached a level that would require it to put anyone on stand-by. Spokesman Rick Fahr said threats that include specifics happen rarely.

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