By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - The hatchet-wielding man shot by police after an attack on a Nashville-area movie theater on Wednesday had a propane cannister and lighter fluid on him that he may have wanted to use to set off an explosion, police said on Thursday. The gunman, Vincente Montano, 29, a transient with a history of mental illness, refused numerous requests from police to surrender. Three people were injured when Montano doused the theater with pepper spray, including one man who also suffered a superficial hatchet wound from the assailant.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As a Charlotte police officer stands trial for shooting and killing an unarmed black man who was looking for help after a car crash, a second officer testified Thursday that he didn't draw his own weapon and didn't even think about pulling it.
BOSTON (AP) — Twenty-five years after the famed art heist at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, law enforcement officials released new surveillance video Thursday showing an unauthorized visitor entering the museum the night before the robbery.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After a circus tent collapse that killed two spectators, questions have arisen about how the circus operator could have prepared for and put on a show at the town's fairgrounds without getting a permit or having the giant canopy inspected.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials have filed fraud and theft charges against a man accused of scamming investors into giving him more than $24,000 to produce a cowboy documentary he said would be narrated by Clint Eastwood.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Security video shows a 46-year-old man hiding between cars before fatally stabbing his estranged girlfriend in the parking lot of a Las Vegas pharmacy, according to a police report made public Thursday.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Five Hagerstown police officers involved in the stun-gun-related death of a home invasion suspect won't be criminally charged, authorities said Thursday, citing an autopsy report's finding that the man died from drug-induced "excited delirium in the setting of police restraint."
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Colorful paddleboards and pictures of people practicing the sport in beautiful settings fill the exhibit halls at the world's largest outdoor retail trade show this week in Salt Lake City in the latest illustration of the sport's exploding popularity.