الأحد , يونيو 7 2020

Gunman dead in US cinema attack

The Carmike Hickory 8 cinema

The suspect was shot dead as he tried to escape

A man brandishing a gun, an axe and pepper spray has been killed by police after attacking people in a cinema in suburban Nashville, Tennessee.

Carrying a rucksack on his chest and wearing a surgical mask, the unnamed man was shot dead as he exchanged fire with officers while trying to escape.

One person suffered a “superficial” hatchet wound and three people were treated for exposure to pepper spray.

The man has not been named but police say he is a 51-year-old local.

Authorities are now investigating two bags left at the crime scene, the Carmike Hickory 8 cinema in Antioch.

It is not yet clear if the gunman opened fire in the auditorium, as people watched Mad Max: Fury Road.

But he shot at police as he tried to escape out a rear exit.

Nearby businesses were placed on temporary lockdown.

The shooting comes about two weeks after a shooting at a cinema in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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