NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A half-naked man suspected in the slayings of four people at a Waffle House remained on the run today, and authorities said he may be armed with one of the guns seized from him last year after he tried to enter the White House to see President Donald Trump.
More than 80 Nashville police officers continued to search for Travis Reinking, joined by agents with the FBI, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Reinking was wearing only a green jacket when he opened fire with an AR-15 in the Waffle House parking lot and then stormed the restaurant, police say. Four people were killed and four others were injured before a quick-thinking customer wrestled the assault weapon away, preventing more bloodshed.
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