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Suspected Lewiston shooter found dead

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The Maine Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mike Sauschuck spoke to the press at City Hall in Lewiston, Maine, under a photo of suspect Robert Card on Friday.


The gunman suspected of killing 18 people in shootings in Lewiston, Maine, has been found dead, police said.

Robert Card, who was wanted in connection with the shootings at Schemengees Bar and Grille and Just-In-Time Recreation bowling alley in Lewiston, is believed to have died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a police official said. law enforcement to the Associated Press (AP).

This outcome brings to an end a manhunt which had lasted since Wednesday, when the alleged shooter opened fire in two places, namely in a bowling alley and bar in this small New England town.

He died […] Maine State Police located the body, Maine Governor Janet Mills said.

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Maine Public Safety Commissioner Michael Sauschuck speaks alongside Maine Governor Janet Mills during a press conference after Lewiston mass shooting suspect Robert Card was arrested found dead in Maine on October 27, 2023.

The suspect's body was found around 7:45 p.m., said Michael Sauschuck, head of Maine Public Safety at an evening news conference, without confirming the exact location.

However, he said the body was found near the river in Lisbon Falls, about 10 miles from Lewiston, where Wednesday night's shooting took place.

Police found Card's body at a recycling facility where he recently worked, a law enforcement official told the AP. The official was not authorized to publicly discuss details of the investigation and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

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Police found Card's body at a recycling facility where he recently worked , a law enforcement official told the AP.

Affirming that little information could be shared with the public at the moment, he assured that he would hold a more exhaustive press briefing on Saturday, in morning.

Tonight, Maine residents can breathe a sigh of relief, reacted on X (formerly Twitter) Maine Senator Susan Collins, who said she was warned by President Joe Biden.

Mr. Sauschuck also adds that the families of the victims as well as the suspect were notified quickly, before the information was made public.

The stay-at-home order was also lifted earlier Friday evening.

Authorities said Mr. Card, 40, a former U.S. Navy reservist, had a history of mental health problems and was admitted to a psychiatric hospital for two weeks last summer before x27;be allowed to return home.

He said he heard voices and threats to shoot at a military base. An official said Card was training with the Army Reserve's 3rd Battalion, 304th Infantry Regiment at West Point, N.Y., when commanders started to worry about him.

State police took Card to Keller Military Community Hospital in West Point for an evaluation, according to the official, who was not authorized to discuss the information publicly, and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

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Police have released a photo of a suspect in connection with the event.

Authorities found a suicide note Thursday at a home associated with Card that was addressed to his son, law enforcement said.

They said she provided no specific motive for the killings. Authorities also recovered Card's cellphone from the home, making the search more complicated because police regularly use phones to track suspects, officials said.

Federal agents conducted several searches Thursday at properties associated with Card, amassing a number of items, including electronic devices, authorities said.

Investigators are also analyzing Card's financial information and examining his social media posts, writings and mental health history, they said. they declared.

With information from Reuters, Agence France- Press and Associated Press

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116