Tennessee: Suspect dead after gunshots reported at theatre

  • AP, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Updated: Aug 06, 2015 01:30 IST

A suspect died after gunshots were reported at a movie theatre near Nashville, Tennessee, police said on Wednesday.

The suspect, who was not identified, was armed with a gun and a hatchet at the theater in Antioch, said Don Aaron, a spokesman for Metro Nashville police.

One person may have suffered a hatchet wound, he said. Whether others were wounded was not immediately clear.

Aaron said an officer came into the theater and was fired upon by the suspect. The officer shot back, then backed off. After that, a specially trained police team came in, and there was another exchange of gunfire. The suspect was then found dead.

The suspect had two backpacks, which are being checked by authorities.

Video from the scene showed a at least one ambulance outside the theater.

The shooting comes about two weeks after a gunman opened fire inside a movie theater in Louisiana. Police there said John Russell Houser killed two people and wounded nine others before fatally shooting himself.

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