Tennessee Movie Theater Attacker Had a Pellet Gun

Aug 5, 2015 9:23 PM by News Staff

(AP) - Metro Nashville police are now saying that the man who waged an attack inside a movie theater was armed with a pellet gun.

Police spokesman Don Aaron gave the information to the Associated Press moments before police were scheduled to hold a briefing with the latest developments on the attack.

Earlier Wednesday, authorities had said the unidentified assailant was armed with a regular gun and had exchanged fire with a police officer before being shot dead by a SWAT team. Police now say the man who attacked moviegoers at a Nashville-area theater was a 29-year-old local man. Earlier Wednesday, police had said the man was 51. He died in a shootout with police.

Police have also confirmed that the man had been committed for psychiatric evaluation four times in recent years.


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