Nashville police responded to a shooting at the Carmike 8 Hickory Hollow theater in Antioch around 1:15pm today. A 51 year old area resident with a gun, a hatchet, and pepper spray had apparently attacked people in the theater during a showing of ‘Mad Max-Fury Road.’ Police shot the man dead after he fired at an officer. The man had 2 backpacks that police are currently investigating. No one was seriously injured during the attack.
We’ll post up more details as police release them. The investigation is ongoing.
Update: This just posted by CNN-“Bomb squad preparing to destroy two backpacks.”
Update: Attacker was 29-year-old Vincente David Montano. Montano had previously spent time in mental health facilities: Twice in 2004, and twice in 2007.
Update: The gun that Montano had turned out to be an realistic-looking airsoft gun, not a real firearm.
Update: The backpacks did not contain real explosive devices.
Update: Montano’s mother had not hear from her son since 2013. It appears that Montano was homeless.