Headline: Maine Shooting Suspect Still at Large; Officials Warn Residents to Shelter in Place
In a horrifying incident that has left the town of Lewiston, Maine, in a state of shock, a man suspected of fatally shooting more than a dozen people is still on the loose. Robert Card, a firearms instructor and longtime Army reservist, is considered armed and dangerous as law enforcement officials intensify their efforts to apprehend him.
The tragedy took a sinister turn when Card began hearing distressing voices shortly after being fitted for high-powered hearing aids a couple of months ago. His mental health deteriorated rapidly as he became convinced that the voices were relentlessly disparaging him. This escalated into a violent outburst on [date], when Card allegedly carried out a deadly attack at a local bar and bowling alley, leaving at least 18 innocent people dead and several others injured.
Authorities wasted no time in launching an intense manhunt, issuing an arrest warrant for Card on eight counts of murder. The suspect’s family, deeply concerned for his safety and the safety of others, has pleaded with him to turn himself in and reassured him that the comments he heard were not real. However, the fugitive remains at large, prompting law enforcement officials to advise residents in the area to stay indoors and shelter in place until he is apprehended.
Card’s troubling history of mental health issues has raised further concerns. It is reported that he had previously made threats to shoot up the National Guard Base in Saco. As a result, he was committed to a mental health facility for two weeks. Despite his qualifications as a firearms instructor and his service in the Army Reserve, Card has no combat deployments. Authorities are now meticulously examining his social media postings for any potential clues or motives behind the deadly rampage.
The search for Robert Card continues as an increasing number of agencies and resources are dedicated to tracking him down. As the residents of Lewiston grapple with shock and grief, local law enforcement has urged the community to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity or sightings. The Courier Standard Enterprise will provide updates on this unfolding tragedy as more information becomes available.
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