TASTING FREEDOM: Reagan Shooter Hinckley Spotted at Subway
The man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981 was spotted getting one of his first tastes of freedom at a Subway in Virginia.
John Hinckley, Jr., who was confined to a psychiatric institution in Washington, D.C. after shooting Reagan and gravely wounding his press secretary, James Brady, was released into the care of his mother only a few weeks ago.
DailyMail.com posted a photo of Hinckley on its website, showing the attempted assassin carrying a sandwich and a soda out of the sub chain’s Williamsburg, Va., location.
Tastes like… freedom! A gray-haired, paunchy John Hinckley enjoys a Subway sandwich after being released from ment… https://t.co/2LYuozQDT0
— News, Views, People. (@NVPeople) August 14, 2016
Hinckley, now 61, said he tried to kill Reagan outside the Washington Hilton Hotel to impress actress Jodie Foster.
In late July, a federal judge ordered he be released from St. Elizabeth’s Psychiatric Hospital, where he had been confined after being found not guilty by reason of insanity in 1981.