Waffle House shooting in Nashville – Suspect in custody

The mentally unstable gunman suspected of opening fire at a Waffle House restaurant in the middle of the night was arrested not far from his apartment Monday after hiding from police for more than a day following the attack that killed four people, authorities said.

Authorities had mounted a massive manhunt for 29-year-old Travis Reinking, after the Sunday morning attacks, in which a gunman clad only in a jacket used an AR-15 rifle to kill four and injure others.

Metropolitan Nashville Police announced Monday on Twitter that he was taken into custody not far from his apartment.

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<p>Community members create makeshift memorials for and stop by to pay respects to the victims of the Waffle House shooting on April 24, 2018 in Antioch, Tennessee, where 4 were killed and two were wounded after a gunman entered on April 22. (Photo: Jason Davis/Getty Images) </p>
Waffle House shooting in Nashville – Suspect in custody

Community members create makeshift memorials for and stop by to pay respects to the victims of the Waffle House shooting on April 24, 2018 in Antioch, Tennessee, where 4 were killed and two were wounded after a gunman entered on April 22. (Photo: Jason Davis/Getty Images)

<p>Memorial Crosses are Erected by Greg Zanis with Crosses for Losses as Community members create makeshift memorials for and stop by to pay respects to the victims of the Waffle House shooting on April 24, 2018 in Antioch, Tenn. (Photo: Jason Davis/Getty Images) </p>
Waffle House shooting in Nashville – Suspect in custody

Memorial Crosses are Erected by Greg Zanis with Crosses for Losses as Community members create makeshift memorials for and stop by to pay respects to the victims of the Waffle House shooting on April 24, 2018 in Antioch, Tenn. (Photo: Jason Davis/Getty Images)

<p>A worker vacuums up shattered glass outside a Waffle House restaurant Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP) </p>
Waffle House shooting in Nashville – Suspect in custody

A worker vacuums up shattered glass outside a Waffle House restaurant Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP)

<p>A worker cleans windows in a Waffle House restaurant Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. A suspect police have identified as Travis Reinking shot and killed at least four people at the restaurant Sunday. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP) </p>
Waffle House shooting in Nashville – Suspect in custody

A worker cleans windows in a Waffle House restaurant Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. A suspect police have identified as Travis Reinking shot and killed at least four people at the restaurant Sunday. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP)

<p>Nashville Police officers escort Travis Reinking out of Metro General Hospital on the way to jail in Nashville, Tenn., April 23, 2018. (Photo: Rick Musacchio/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) </p>
Waffle House shooting in Nashville – Suspect in custody

Nashville Police officers escort Travis Reinking out of Metro General Hospital on the way to jail in Nashville, Tenn., April 23, 2018. (Photo: Rick Musacchio/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

<p>Waffle House patron James Shaw, Jr. (C) who stopped the shooting at a Waffle House where a gunman opened fire killing four and injuring two attends a press conference with FBI Special Agent In Charge, Matthew Espenshade (L) and Metro Nashville Mayor David Briley (right) on April 22, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. Shaw, Jr., 29, took action disarming the gunman and ultimately forcing him out of the Waffle House restaurant. Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, IL, is person of interest in the shooting and is suspected to have left the scene naked. (Photo: Jason Davis/Getty Images) </p>
Waffle House shooting in Nashville – Suspect in custody

Waffle House patron James Shaw, Jr. (C) who stopped the shooting at a Waffle House where a gunman opened fire killing four and injuring two attends a press conference with FBI Special Agent In Charge, Matthew Espenshade (L) and Metro Nashville Mayor David Briley (right) on April 22, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. Shaw, Jr., 29, took action disarming the gunman and ultimately forcing him out of the Waffle House restaurant. Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, IL, is person of interest in the shooting and is suspected to have left the scene naked. (Photo: Jason Davis/Getty Images)

<p>In this image released by the Metro Nashville Police Department, Travis Reinking sits in a police vehicle after being apprehended in a wooded area in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday, April 23, 2018. Reinking, 29, the suspect in a quadruple homicide at a Nashville Waffle House was taken into custody Monday, police said. More than 100 Nashville police officers had been going door-to-door and searching wooded areas, joined by dozens of agents with the FBI, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol. (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP) </p>
Waffle House shooting in Nashville

In this image released by the Metro Nashville Police Department, Travis Reinking sits in a police vehicle after being apprehended in a wooded area in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday, April 23, 2018. Reinking, 29, the suspect in a quadruple homicide at a Nashville Waffle House was taken into custody Monday, police said. More than 100 Nashville police officers had been going door-to-door and searching wooded areas, joined by dozens of agents with the FBI, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol. (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP)

<p>Image of James Shaw Jr., at a hospital, showing his wound after stopping the Waffle House shooter, posted on Go Fund Me. (Photo: gofundme.com/help-the-waffle-house-hero) </p>
Waffle House shooting in Nashville – Suspect in custody

Image of James Shaw Jr., at a hospital, showing his wound after stopping the Waffle House shooter, posted on Go Fund Me. (Photo: gofundme.com/help-the-waffle-house-hero)

<p>Menus and a cup sit on a table next to a window shot out at a Waffle House restaurant Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. At least four people died after a gunman opened fire at the restaurant early Sunday. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP) </p>
Waffle House shooting in Nashville – Suspect in custody

Menus and a cup sit on a table next to a window shot out at a Waffle House restaurant Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. At least four people died after a gunman opened fire at the restaurant early Sunday. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP)

<p>Metropolitan Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson speaks at a news conference Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn., regarding the capture of Travis Reinking. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP) </p>
Waffle House shooting in Nashville – Suspect in custody

Metropolitan Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson speaks at a news conference Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn., regarding the capture of Travis Reinking. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP)

<p>A woman, center, who would only be identified as the godmother of shooting victim DeEbony Groves, cries as she listens at a news conference regarding the capture of Travis Reinking Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Reinking, who police say shot and killed at least four people Sunday at a Waffle House restaurant, was captured Monday in a wooded area near his apartment complex and the restaurant. Groves, 21, was a student at Nashville’s Belmont University. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP) </p>
Waffle House shooting in Nashville – Suspect in custody

A woman, center, who would only be identified as the godmother of shooting victim DeEbony Groves, cries as she listens at a news conference regarding the capture of Travis Reinking Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Reinking, who police say shot and killed at least four people Sunday at a Waffle House restaurant, was captured Monday in a wooded area near his apartment complex and the restaurant. Groves, 21, was a student at Nashville’s Belmont University. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP)

<p>Police gather on a road next to construction equipment in a wooded area near where Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was captured, Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Police say Reinking shot and killed at least four people at the nearby restaurant in Nashville the day before. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP) </p>
Waffle House shooting in Nashville

Police gather on a road next to construction equipment in a wooded area near where Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was captured, Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Police say Reinking shot and killed at least four people at the nearby restaurant in Nashville the day before. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP)

<p>Residents of the apartment complex where Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking lived watch as police work near the wooded area where Reinking was captured Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Police say Reinking shot and killed at least four people at a nearby Waffle House restaurant Sunday. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP) </p>
Waffle House shooting in Nashville

Residents of the apartment complex where Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking lived watch as police work near the wooded area where Reinking was captured Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Police say Reinking shot and killed at least four people at a nearby Waffle House restaurant Sunday. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP)

<p>Police tape marks the apartment building reported to be where Travis Reinking lives in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday, April 22, 2018. Police say Reinking is the suspect in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant Sunday in Nashville that left four people dead. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP) </p>
Waffle House shooting in Nashville

Police tape marks the apartment building reported to be where Travis Reinking lives in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday, April 22, 2018. Police say Reinking is the suspect in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant Sunday in Nashville that left four people dead. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP)

<p>Nashville police officers search a neighborhood near a Waffle House restaurant Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. At least four people died after a gunman opened fire at the restaurant early Sunday. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP) </p>
Waffle House shooting in Nashville

Nashville police officers search a neighborhood near a Waffle House restaurant Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. At least four people died after a gunman opened fire at the restaurant early Sunday. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP)

<p>People look over an area near a window shot out at a Waffle House restaurant Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Several people died after a gunman opened fire at the restaurant early Sunday. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP) </p>
Waffle House shooting in Nashville

People look over an area near a window shot out at a Waffle House restaurant Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Several people died after a gunman opened fire at the restaurant early Sunday. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP)

<p>This photo provided by the Metro Nashville Police Department photo shows the rifle used in the deadly shooting at a Waffle House on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in the Antioch neighborhood of Nashville. (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP) </p>
Waffle House shooting in Nashville

This photo provided by the Metro Nashville Police Department photo shows the rifle used in the deadly shooting at a Waffle House on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in the Antioch neighborhood of Nashville. (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP)

<p>This photo provided by Metro Nashville Police Department shows Travis Reinking, who police are searching for in connection with a fatal shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in the Antioch neighborhood of Nashville early Sunday, April 22, 2018. (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP) </p>
Waffle House shooting in Nashville

This photo provided by Metro Nashville Police Department shows Travis Reinking, who police are searching for in connection with a fatal shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in the Antioch neighborhood of Nashville early Sunday, April 22, 2018. (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP)

<p>Police tape blocks off a Waffle House restaurant Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP) </p>
Waffle House shooting in Nashville – Suspect in custody

Police tape blocks off a Waffle House restaurant Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP)

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