UPDATE: Suspected Waffle House Gunman Taken Into Custody
Police in Tennessee arrested a man who is suspected of opening fire on a Waffle House near Nashville over the weekend.
Schools in the Nashville, Tennessee area were in "lock-out" mode Monday morning as authorities continued the manhunt for Travis Reinking.
BREAKING: Murder suspect Travis Reinking is in custody. Arrested moments ago. pic.twitter.com/WwuDCXDCGQ
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) April 23, 2018
Reinking, 29, is suspected of killing four people and wounding four others at the restaurant overnight on Sunday.
He was disarmed by an unarmed patron who rushed him when the AR-15 jammed or was empty.
Those who died have been identified as 29-year-old restaurant worker Taurean C. Sanderlin, and restaurant patrons Joe R. Perez, 20, Akilah Dasilva, 23, and DeEbony Groves, 21. Two were shot outside the building, while the two others were hit inside.
One of the wounded victims remains in critical condition.
Reinking, who is believed to have mental health problems, entered the restaurant wearing nothing but a green jacket. After fleeing the scene, he was seen on foot near an apartment complex where he lived.
Fox News' Jonathan Serrie reported that police were confident Reinking was still in the general area, possibly in the woods, since his pickup truck was left at the scene.
The suspected gunman has a history of run-ins with police, including claiming Taylor Swift was stalking him and being arrested by the Secret Service for entering a restricted area near the White House in an attempt to meet President Trump.
Earlier on Monday, police said Reinking led officers on a chase in a stolen BMW days before the rampage.