The man’s wife and daughter received blasts of the pepper spray. He fiddled with a pretend bomb.
The propane canister was gashed, likely with a hatchet, rendering it useless.
Frith said he returned fire with his patrol rifle before backing out of the already evacuated theater to wait for backup. When he brought down his hatchet on a man’s shoulder, he barely nicked him.
With Montano dead, it may be hard to determine one. Dr. Marvin Swartz, a professor of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine said paranoia is often informed by cultural events, like the theater shootings in Colorado and Louisiana.
A fire department spokesman says three people have been treated for exposure to pepper spray at a Nashville movie theater where a suspect was wielding a gun and a hatchet.
Aaron says an officer encountered the suspect, who attacked three people during a showing of “Mad Max“. Shelter officials said they hadn’t seen him since May.
Montano was thought to be homeless, police stated.
Police on Thursday said the suspect who attacked a family at a theater in Antioch was carrying elements of what could have been an explosive device. The argument reportedly stemmed from the fact that Pruett had told Montano’s grandmother he had “mental problems”.
Frith said at that time, the “movie was still playing and all I could see was a silhouette”. “I don’t remember anything but directing the other officers where they needed to be”. Some of the theatergoers ran out and alerted police.
Denise Pruett, the mother of 29-year-old Vincente David Montano, contacted police in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Monday and revealed her son was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in April 2006. Pruett said he had been hearing voices.
“He has been very destructive”, breaking a coffee table and a jewelry box, an officer wrote after a February 2004 visit to Montano’s home on Briar Bend Drive in Murfreesboro.
Frith was one of the first officers to reach the theater after reports of a strange-acting man with a hatchet and a gun were sent over the police radio. He was 18. Then he went into the bathroom and attempted to flood the house.
He left them with an odd mystery.
During a news conference on Wednesday, Metro police said Montano had been committed twice in 2004 and twice in 2007. The court ordered a mental evaluation.
Court records show police issued an arrest warrant for that 2009 incident between Montano, his brother and his mother.
“He was highly agitated, he was pacing back and forth, so this went on for several hours”, she said. She moved out and never saw him again. An officer came into the theater and was fired upon by the attacker, Aaron said.
In May, a woman called Texas Rangers after seeing a report that unidentified remains were found. The woman said she was concerned it was the remains of her son. This time records say Montano punched his brother, Moore and then damaged his mother’s door and cell phone.
She did not know where he was living.
He purchased a mango drink. He requested a cup of water, then sat in the theater and allegedly stared down two women. “This could have been a lot worse”, Haas said. “There is a certain grandiosity to this, that he was going out in a blaze of glory”.