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Suspect killed by police in Antioch theater attack had ‘psychiatric issues’ [VIDEO]

A man who attacked Tennessee moviegoers with a hatchet before being shot dead by police Wednesday had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, according to his mother. The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Vincente Montano, reportedly entered the Carmike Hickory 8 in the Nashville suburb of Antioch around 1:15 p.m. ET and walked into a screening of Mad Max: Fury Road. He had been arrested on assault charges once and committed to a mental hospital four times, law-enforcement officials said. His mother had also reported him missing on Aug. 3, two years after she says she last saw him. Montano reportedly unleashed a cloud of pepper spray on moviegoers and began attacking them with a hatchet. Police and SWAT officers confronted Montano, who was also allegedly armed with an Airsoft-style pellet pistol. Two women were injured by the pepper spray and one man sustained a superficial wound from the hatchet, police said.

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