Ax man killed in Nashville cinema attack

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Police shot dead a man wielding an ax, a replica handgun and pepper spray at a movie theater near Nashville on Wednesday, in terrifying echoes of two previous cinema shootings. With only the attacker killed and three others slightly hurt, authorities hailed the rapid response of police who were at the theater in mere minutes. The man, who police identified as 29-year-old Vincente David Montano, entered the theater, where “Mad Max: Fury Road” was playing, and fired pepper spray at viewers before an officer burst in through the projection room, followed by a SWAT team. “He was shot, fatally wounded, and has been pronounced deceased at the scene,” said Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron.

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