Maine cops say suspect in mass shooting is a firearms instructor treated at mental health facility

LEWISTON, Maine — The man identified as a person of interest in a mass killing in Maine is a firearms instructor trained by the military and was recently committed to a mental health facility, according to a state police bulletin.

The police intelligence bulletin, reviewed by The Associated Press, is being circulated to law enforcement officials after the shootings that left at least 16 people dead.

The bulletin says the man, Robert Card, had been trained as a firearms instructor at a US Army Reserve training facility in Maine. The document says Card had been committed to a mental health facility for two weeks in the summer of 2023. It doesn’t provide specific details about his treatment or condition.

The document also says Card had reported hearing voices and had threatened to carry out a shooting at the military training base in Saco, Maine.

Card was being sought by police as a person of interest in the shootings. A telephone number listed for Card in public records is not in service.

Lewiston Police confirm in a Facebook post that Card is a person of interest in the shooting and says he should be considered armed and dangerous.

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