Tenn. theater attacker committed four times prior
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Late Wednesday, authorities outside Nashville said a man who attacked moviegoers earlier in the day was a 29-year-old man who had been committed four times for psychiatric treatment.
Police had, at first, said the man was 51-years-old. They later clarified his age and released his name: Vincente David Montano.
A police spokesperson said Montano had "significant psychiatric or psychological issues." The Associated Pres reported Montano had been arrested in 2004 for assault and resisting arrest.
Montano was wielding a hatchet and a pellet gun. Earlier, it was reported he also had a fake bomb inside of a backpack he was carrying and used a large amount of pepper spray inside the theater.
He was shot and killed trying to leave through the theater's rear door.
Three people were treated for exposure, and one of them had a superficial cut from a hatchet the attacker was wielding.
The incident happened almost two weeks after a gunman opened fire inside a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, killing two people and injuring nine others. The gunman shot and killed himself as police tried to take him down.
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