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Suspect Identified in Tennessee Theater Shooting

The man who was shot and killed by police after causing three minor injuries in a Tennessee movie theater has been identified as 29-year-old Vincente Montano, police told WSMV.

Montano, who was believed to be homeless, had been committed to a mental hospital four times in the past year. He was reported missing two days ago.

Police also announced that he was armed with a pellet gun, along with an axe and pepper spray.

Montano was killed on the scene after opening fire on police. He injured one 58-year-old man with his axe, which the police also tweeted a photo of, and the man and two women, ages 17 and 53, were treated for pepper spray exposure.

The attack occurred during a screening of “Mad Max: Fury Road” Wednesday afternoon at Carmike 8 Cinemas in Antioch, a suburban community of Nashville. Montano had purchased a ticket to the film, and also brought a drink from a nearby Family Dollar before entering theater, said Nashville PD spokesman Don Aaron.

Montano also had a satchel and a backpack on him, the contents of which were detonated by a bomb squad. Police found that one of the bags contained a fake bomb.

The assailant sprayed a thick fog of pepper spray in the theater while wearing a surgical mask, presumably to protect himself from the chemicals. He was wearing a backpack on his chest.

No deaths aside from Montano’s have been reported.

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