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    A homeless man who died Wednesday in a shootout with police after he attacked people in a movie theater in suburban Nashville, Tennessee, had a history of mental illness and was previously arrested for criminal assault, police spokesman Don Aaron said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Speaking at a press conference late Wednesday, Aaron said the attacker had been identified as Vincente David Montano, a registered 29-year-old homeless man who had been referred to mental health care facilities four times in two years.

    In 2004, he was arrested in Murfreesboro on charges of assault and resisting arrest.

    On Monday, Montano was reported to be missing and his whereabouts were unknown up to the moment when police were alerted on Wednesday that there was an armed man inside a theater showing the "Mad Max: Fury Road" movie in southern Nashville.

    Montano was confronted by police and lethally wounded after attacking them with a pellet gun. Alongside the pellet gun he had pepper spray and a hatchet.

    Only the assailant was killed. A family of three was treated for pepper spray, and another man had his shoulder bruised by the ax.


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