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Suspect Armed With Hatchet, Airsoft Pistol Dead After Report of Shots Fired Inside Nashville-Area Movie Theater

"Active shooter situation"

UPDATE, 8:34 p.m. ET: Police say that the gun used by the suspect was an airsoft pistol.

Original story below:

A suspect armed with a hatchet and gun was fatally shot by a police officer inside a movie theater in Antioch, Tennessee, on Wednesday, according to officials.

The Metro Nashville Police Department posted a message on Twitter confirming that the suspect in the active shooter situation at the Nashville-area theater was dead.

Police said one person may have suffered a hatchet wound before the suspect was killed by police. The fire department also said three people were treated for pepper spray exposure.

Though few other details were known, a video posted on Instagram showed a large police presence at the reported scene of the active shooter situation in the Nashville suburb:

Agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were reportedly on the scene Wednesday afternoon.

The report of shots fired comes about two weeks after a gunman opened fire inside a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, during a screening of the film "Trainwreck." Police said John Russell Houser killed two people and wounded nine others before fatally shooting himself.

No other details were immediately available.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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