Card is still at large.
Authorities have identified Robert R. Card, a firearms instructor and someone with military experience, as a person of interest in the Maine mass shooting.
At least 22 are dead and 30 wounded:
Maine Public Safety Commissioner Mike Sauschuck said in a late night news conference that law enforcement is not yet confirming an exact number of victims since the situation remains “very fluid.”
Wednesday’s death toll is staggering for a state that recorded 29 homicides for the whole year in 2022.
While a suspect has not yet been named, the Lewiston Police Department identified 40-year-old Robert R. Card, of Bowdoin, Maine, as a person of interest Wednesday night. According to an internal Maine Information and Analysis Center bulletin obtained by Fox News, Card is a firearms instructor and has military experience.
Fox News’ David Spunt reported, citing a senior law enforcement source, that authorities are aware Card may have a police scanner and could be actively listening to some of their movements. The FBI has added dozens of agents to the scene over the past few hours to assist local law enforcement. SWAT teams are also on the ground and mobilized.
Robert R. Card II was known to law enforcement as a potential mass shooter threat before yesterday, according to Maine law enforcement.
That makes him the second person in Maine this year who told law enforcement about wanting to commit mass murder before killing multiple people… pic.twitter.com/0aKqyJ2Mze
— Steve Robinson (@BigSteve207) October 26, 2023
The latest from the Lisbon Police Department.
Police have been scouring Lisbon looking for Robert R. Card II, the person of interest in a mass shooting that left at least 20 dead and dozens injured in Lewiston, Maine on Wednesday night. pic.twitter.com/TlX0sIaTMN
— The Maine Wire (@TheMaineWire) October 26, 2023
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