Brad Ransom, who told CNN he works across the street from the theater, said he saw four or five officers along the side of the building around the time of the fatal shooting. Dozens of police officers flooded the scene of the shooting and blocked traffic in the area.
Montano was named in a missing person report Monday. The exact nature of his issues weren’t immediately known.
The shooting comes less than two weeks after a gunman opened fire in a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, killing two people and wounding nine others before taking his own life.
Vincente David Montano, armed with a hatchet and pellet gun caused havoc at a Nashville, TN theater on Wednesday.
However, authorities said the gunman had two backpacks, one on him and another he had left somewhere. Police are working on finding out the contents of that bag.
The SWAT team responded and confronted the suspect, Aaron said.
A fire department spokesman says three people have been treated for exposure to pepper spray at a Nashville movie theater where a suspect was wielding a gun and a hatchet.
Police originally identified the suspect as a 51-year-old man, but Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson clarified his age at a Wednesday evening press conference.
The stakes are high, Obama said, contending that it isn’t just Iran’s ability to build a bomb that is on the line but also “America’s credibility as the anchor of the global system”.
But until theaters step up security, Smith said moviegoers do need to take note of a few things.
One of the officers entered the theater and fired at Montano because he had what looked to be a real gun. “I think we have to realize that”, Avella told Time Warner Cable’s “Capital Tonight” last week.
I am extremely grateful for the fast, professional and effective response of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department to this crisis.
“And I might additionally wish to thank all of the residents who gathered round us, helped my daughter once we have been pepper sprayed. The safety of our guests and employees is, and always will be, our industry’s highest priority”.
According to NBC affiliate WSMV TV, witnesses at nearby businesses reported one person was covered with blood. They will resume normal operations tomorrow.
Erick Vale, 32, an Uber driver, advised The Tennessean newspaper that he was dropping off passengers within the theater’s parking zone when he heard gunshots.
The suspect reportedly began attacking people during a showing of “Mad Max: Fury Road”. The official returned fire.
Mr Aaron said the mask worn by the attacker may have been used to protect him from the chemical spray. Gas masks were brought to officers because the theater was thick with pepper spray.
Google Reports of an active shooter at the Carmike 8 Cinemas on Bell Road in Antioch, Tennessee.
Montano entered a Tennessee movie theater with a hatchet, pepper spray, and a pellet gun.
The gunman was fatally shot outside the Nashville theatre.
There is a heavy police presence at the scene.