Police and Nashville-area schools are on high alert as manhunt continues for suspected killer Travis Reinking
Travis Reinking, the suspect in the Waffle House shooting, breached a White House security barrier in July, police say.
He was arrested for trespassing and being in a restricted area, and the FBI and the Secret Service coordinated with local law enforcement to investigate Reinking and take away his guns, Matthew Espenshade, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of FBI’s Nashville office said Sunday.
On August 24, the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office seized four firearms and ammunition from Reinking’s apartment along with his state firearm owners identification, according to an incident report. Officers released the firearms and ammo to Reinking’s father, Jeffrey, the report states.
Investigators now believe that he returned the guns to his son. Of those four weapons, one was the AR-15 style weapon recovered from the shooting scene at Waffle House; another firearm was taken from Reinking’s apartment, Metropolitan Nashville Police said.
The two other guns could still be in Reinking’s possession, police said. Authorities are warning the public to keep their doors locked and eyes open while he is on the loose.