Nashville police say a man armed with a gun, pepper spray, and a hatchet was killed today inside a movie theater during a screening of Mad Max: Fury Road. One moviegoer suffered a minor wound from the hatchet before police arrived, according to Nashville PD spokesman Don Aaron.
Officials said they responded to a showing of Mad Max, where they began to clear the theater. An officer encountered the gunman who fired at the officer. The official returned fire.
Police confirmed the suspect was deceased at the theater, and officials added they believed the imminent threat was over. The suspect was shot by SWAT Team members.
Three people were also injured by pepper spray apparently deployed by the gunman, though no one required hospitalization.
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