Photos courtesy of Christopher E. Hamrick.
Metro Nashville Police identified the suspect killed outside the Carmike 8 theater in neighboring Antioch as 29-year old Vincente David Montano (mugshot below). Records indicate he had a history of psychiatric problems. This took place behind the Global Mall at the Crossings, formerly Hickory Hollow.
In a press conference, Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson said police were nearby working a traffic accident, when someone ran our of the theater and called for help. They ran to the person, who said a man was in one of the theaters with a gun, ax, and pepper spray.
The almost instant arrival of police possibly caught the suspect by surprise, as he was starting to spray some of the eight persons in the theatre that was showing "Mad Max Fury Road".
The police SWAT team arrived and they saw the suspect at an exit door of the theatre. He allegedly made a threatening move with his weapon and police fired a shot that killed him.
A robot was brought-in to remove the two backpacks, believed to have been bombs. The robot transported them to the rear of the theatre and exploded them.
After evidence was gathered, it was determined that the backpack was only made to look like a bomb, and the gun was actually an airsoft pistol.
Chief Anderson said that only one person was slightly injured. It was a theatre patron who received a small cut from the hatchet. Two others received pepper spray.
Before the incident, Montano had checked-in to the Nashville Rescue Mission. He was homeless and has a history of being a vagabond.
By the way, Vincente Montano has ties to Murfreesboro. He was charged by Murfreesboro Police on September 5, 2014, with assault on an officer and resisting arrest. In addition, a missing person report was filed on August 3, 2015, at the Murfreesboro Police Department.