Nashville shooting suspect held; he once tried to meet President Trump

25 April, 2018, 01:03 | Author: Regina Boyd
  • WKRNPolice have put up police tape to keep people away from the restaurant while they carry out a probe

Authorities announced on Twitter that they have arrested 29-year-old Travis Reinking who was taken into custody on Monday.

Police in Colorado say the co-owner of a business where Reinking worked described him as appearing paranoid and delusional at times.

Construction workers told officers Monday that a person matching Reinking's description walked into the woods near a construction site, Metro Nashville Police Department Lt. Carlos Lara told reporters. The police said Reinking, who had fled the crime scene after a customer at the eatery snatched his weapon, surrendered without any resistance.

Aaron said Reinking has "exhibited mental instability", and may still have a handgun.

Accused Waffle House shooter Travis Reinking used to be a self-professed sucker for "love".

"It seems like they were proactive and effective at suspending this unsafe person's access to guns in the first place, particularly since that's not something they could've done in most states", said Ari Freilich, a staff attorney at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

Earlier Monday, authorities disclosed that Reinking stole a BMW from a dealership in Brentwood on Tuesday and led authorities on a chase before they lost him in heavy rush hour traffic.

Reinking's father could face charges for his actions, said Marcus Watson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Authorities believe that Reinking was in that area on Saturday night, but aren't sure if the laptop case wound up in that area before or after the shooting.

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Reinking, 29, who was naked during the shooting except for a green jacket and assault rifle, may have "mental issues", authorities said.

His arrest ended a manhunt that involved more than 160 law enforcement officers.

The gunman accused of killing four people at a Waffle House in the southern USA state of Tennessee was arrested on Monday following an intensive manhunt, police said.

According to Gun Violence Archive, the US has experienced 67 mass shootings so far in 2018, defined by organization as incidents in which four or more people are killed and injured.

A police statement said Sanderlin and Perez were killed outside the restaurant, Groves was fatally shot inside, and Dasilva was critically wounded inside and later died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

In August, Reinking told police he wanted to file a report about 20 to 30 people tapping into his computer and phone and people "barking like dogs" outside his residence, according to a report.

Another Illinois sheriff's report said Reinking barged into a community pool in Tremont last June and jumped into the water wearing a pink woman's coat over his underwear. Investigators believed he had an AR-15 rifle in his auto trunk, but it was never displayed.

Reinking was not armed at the time, but at the FBI's request, IL state police revoked Reinking's state firearms card and seized four of his guns, authorities said.

Reinking was arrested at the White House in July 2017, when he entered a restricted area of the presidential grounds. After the Parkland shooting, Florida and Vermont - both traditionally gun-friendly states - enacted laws to allow firearms to be confiscated before someone commits an act of violence.

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