US authorities capture Tennessee Waffle House shooting suspect: police

The 29-year-old was captured following an expansive manhunt, as authorities scoured an area around the shooter's home


                            US authorities capture Tennessee Waffle House shooting suspect: police
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Police in the US state of Tennessee on Monday captured the suspected gunman who killed four people in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville, America's country music capital. 

"Murder suspect Travis Reinking is in custody. Arrested moments ago," Nashville's police department tweeted.


The 29-year-old was captured following an expansive manhunt, as authorities scoured an area around the shooter's home and the site of the shooting in which four were killed and two others wounded early Sunday.

Nashville police credited a "citizen's tip" in apprehending the suspect, who was apprehended while walking through the woods.

"It's a community effort, this would not have been accomplished without the cooperation of the community, and it was a citizen's tip that led to this apprehension," Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson said, CNN reported.

After his arrest on Monday afternoon, Reinking refused to make a statement, and according to the police, asked for a lawyer. He was taken to the hospital for a check-up and is later likely to be taken to Nashville jail where he will be booked for four counts of criminal homicide.