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BREAKING: Suspect in Maine mass shooting is army reservist who reported 'hearing voices', threatened to shoot up base

Card, originally of Boutin, Maine, should be considered “armed and dangerous.”

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Robert Card, the “person of interest” in the shootings that killed at least 22 people and injured at least 50 others across multiple locations in Lewiston, Maine on Wednesday night, was reportedly dealing with mental health issues and claimed to be “hearing voices.”

The New York Post cited law enforcement sources that said Card, the possible suspect in the deadly mass shooting, is a trained firearms instructor believed to be in the Army Reserve and was stationed out of Saco, Maine.



Officers responded to Sparetime Recreation on Mollison Way at approximately 7:15 pm for reports of an active shooter, and shortly thereafter to Schemengees Bar and Grille Restaurant on Lincoln Street. At 8:15 pm, reports came in for a shooting at the Walmart distribution center on Alfred A Plourde Parkway, according to the Sun Journal.

According to The Post, Card threatened to shoot up the National Guard Base where he was stationed and was “hearing voices.” The sources added that over the summer, Card was committed to a mental health facility and was released after two weeks. This would typically result in the person in question would be banned from owning or possessing firearms.

During a press conference Wednesday night, law enforcement cautioned that Card, originally of Boutin, Maine, should be considered “armed and dangerous.”

Officials in Lewiston also posted a picture of a white Subaru Outback that they potentially believe is related to the investigation and a mugshot of Card.



Residents of Lewiston and nearby Auburn are being urged to shelter in place and officials cautioned that if anyone sees Card, not to approach him and call 911.



Jason Levesque, a mayor of a neighboring town to Lewiston, Maine where a mass shooting took place on Wednesday night, told NBC News Now that they have "everybody on board" following the incident.

The FBI’s Boston Division said in a statement that it is working with state, local, and federal law enforcement partners "…and we stand ready to assist with any available resources they need, including evidence response, investigative and tactical support, as well as victim assistance." The ATF is also reportedly part of the investigation.



Late Wednesday night, Lewiston Public Schools Superintendent Jake Langlais announced that school would be canceled for Thursday.
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