Nashville movie theater attacker had ties to Rockford

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The man who attacked several people at a movie theater in Nashville, Tennessee had ties to Rockford, the Journal Stand reports.

Police say 29-year-old Vincente Montano was wanted there on domestic battery and property damage charges. His mother reportedly owns a rental home in Rockford.

Police say on Wednesday, he was armed with a hatchet and a pellet gun, and used pepper spray on people as they watched the film, “Mad Max: Fury Road.” A SWAT team shot and killed him as he tried to escape. Three people were treated for being sprayed.

Police say he had “significant” psychological issues.

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