ANTIOCH, Tenn., Aug. 5 (UPI) — Police responding to reports of a shots fired at an Antioch, Tenn., movie theater shot and killed a suspect Wednesday, law enforcement officials said.
Police said the suspect, a man, was armed with a hatchet and firearm when he entered the Carmike Hickory 8 Theater around 1 p.m. local time. He also allegedly brought in two backpacks.
Aaron said one officer entered the theater, which was screening Mad Max: Fury Road, and was allegedly fired upon by the suspect. A SWAT team then came into the theater, where there was an exchange of fire.
The incident comes two weeks after a man opened fire at a movie theater in Lafayette, La., killing two people and himself.