From The Tennessean
Metro police say a suspect who opened fire in a Antioch theater this afternoon also had a hatchet and may have injured one person with the hatchet.
Police said about 2:20 p.m. they were examining two backpacks, one on the suspect and one left in the theater. Police spokesman Don Aaron said officers entered the theater showing Mad Max through the projection room and engaged the suspect in gunfire.
The suspect was dead, he said.
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The dispatcher said the shooting was reported at 1:13 p.m. at the theater at 901 Bell Road. The theater is Carmike Hickory 8, according to address records.
At about 1:50 p.m., police scanner traffic indicated it was still an active situation. About 2 p.m., police scanner traffic indicated the suspect may have left a backpack inside the theater that has to be checked by police.
Minutes after 2 p.m., Metro Nashville police tweeted that the suspect was dead.
Extra police patrols have reportedly been assigned at Bellevue 8 movie theater. Dozens of police officers flooded the scene of the shooting and blocked traffic in the area.
Jeremy Cardoza, who works at Ford Ice Center nearby, said the business was on lockdown and no one was allowed in or to leave. He said there were about 25 people there at the time, mostly children.
“We’re waiting on instructions from police, we have not been contacted yet,” he said. “We had a parent come in and they kind of just told us that there were a bunch of cops posted outside.”