Tennessee police: Theater shooter had ‘significant psychological issues’

This undated photo released by the Metro Nashville Police Department shows Vincente Montano, the attacker at a movie theater in Antioch, Tenn., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. The man armed with a hatchet and a pellet gun unleashed a volley of pepper spray at audience members inside the movie theater before being fired at by a police officer and shot dead as he tried to escape out a back door, police said. (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP)

ANTIOCH, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a man who attacked a movie theater Wednesday had “significant” psychological issues.

“Montano had been committed for psychiatric treatment at least four times.”— Tennessee Police

Police say 29-year-old Vincente David Montano was armed with a hatchet and pellet gun when he unleashed pepper spray on the audience inside the movie theater in Antioch.

A SWAT team shot Montano dead as he tried to escape out a back door.
The attacker was carrying a backpack on his chest and was wearing a surgical mask, possibly to protect himself from the pepper spray he unleashed in large amounts during the showing of “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron said. He said three people were blasted with the spray and treated.

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