Police in the US have arrested a man who is suspected to have shot and killed four people at a Waffle House in Nashville, ending a wide search that had unnerved one of the largest cities in the South.
About 160 law enforcement officials had been involved in the search for the suspect, Travis Reinking, 29, who officials said used an AR-15 rifle to carry out a rampage at a restaurant southeast of downtown on Sunday morning.
The police said they arrested Mr. Reinking on Monday afternoon in a wooded area near the apartment complex where he lived, bringing an end to a manhunt that had stretched into its second day.
In addition to the four people who were killed — Akilah Dasilva, 23; DeEbony Groves, 21; Joe R. Perez, 20; and Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29 — four people were wounded in Sunday’s attack.
The authorities said there would have been greater bloodshed had a 29 year old customer, James Shaw Jr., not wrested the rifle away from Mr. Reinking while he was reloading.
Mr. Reinking fled the restaurant after the attack, the police said, naked except for a green jacket.