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.