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NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — The latest on reports of shots fired at a movie theater in Antioch, a suburb southeast of Nashville, Tennessee (all times local):

2:20 p.m.

Police say the suspect in a shooting at a Nashville-area movie theater was armed with a hatchet and a gun before being shot by an officer.

Don Aaron, a spokesman for Metro Nashville police, said Wednesday that one person may have suffered a hatchet wound. He did not have further details.

Aaron says an officer came into the theater and was fired upon by the suspect. The officer shot back, then backed off. After that, a SWAT team came in, and there was another exchange of gunfire. The suspect was then found dead.

The suspect had two backpacks, which are being checked by authorities.

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2:15 p.m.

Police say a suspect is dead after officers responded to reports of shots fired at a movie theater southeast of Nashville, Tennessee.

Metro Nashville police said in a tweet Wednesday afternoon that there was an active shooter situation at the Carmike Hickory 8 theater, but that the suspect was dead.

Nashville Fire Department spokesman Brian Haas said previously that police were responding to the theater in Antioch, a suburb southeast of Nashville.

No other details were immediately available.

The latest shooting 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.

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2:05 p.m.

Authorities say police are responding to reports of shots fired at a movie theater southeast of Nashville, Tennessee.

Nashville Fire Department spokesman Brian Haas said Wednesday that police were responding to a theater in Antioch, a suburb southeast of Nashville.

Haas said further details would need to be released by police.

No other details were immediately available.

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.

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