Robert Card, the primary suspect in the mass shooting which transpired in Maine on Wednesday, remains at large, prompting Canadian authorities to issue an alert for the “armed and dangerous” suspected mass murderer.
Law enforcement personnel have been actively searching the vicinity of the suspect’s residence in Bowdoin, Maine, since October 26, 2023. The search intensified after the horrifying events at a bowling alley and a bar in nearby Lewiston, where Card is believed to have been responsible for the mass shooting.
“It’s his stomping ground. I mean, he grew up here. He knows the area really well. He’s capable of hiding for a long time if he doesn’t want to be caught. There’s a lot of places you can be in the woods and never be seen,” said Rick Goddard, a longtime neighbor of Card told the Post.
“It’s really dense, thick woods. If you know the area, there’s a lot of places you can hide … you could never see something like that from an airplane or helicopter.”
The Canada Border Services Agency took immediate action Thursday, the day following the shooting. They disseminated an “armed and dangerous” alert to their officers stationed along the Canada-U.S. border. This alert was specifically aimed at ensuring officers remained vigilant for any sightings or information related to Card.
Robert Card, aged 40, is an experienced user of firearms. His association with the U.S. Army Reserve has been observed, with his assignment being at a training facility located in Saco, Maine.
There have been murmurs regarding Card’s mental well-being. Reports suggest that he has grappled with severe mental health challenges, including auditory hallucinations and has even voiced threats against the National Guard Base in Saco.
“Law Enforcement is attempting to locate Robert Card 4/4/1983, as a person of interest regarding the mass shooting at Schemengees Bar and Sparetime Recreation this evening. The suspect, Card should be considered armed and dangerous. Please contact law enforcement if you are aware of his whereabouts,” the Lewiston Main Police Department posted on Facebook.
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