18 dead in Lewiston: Hundreds of officers join manhunt for Maine shooting suspect


A massive manhunt was underway Thursday when a gunman was suspected of killing 18 people and injuring 13 others at a bowling alley shooting in Lewiston, Maine, Wednesday night.

The residents in and around Maine were asked to stay indoors and as the policemen search for the gunman, who is assumed to be armed and dangerous.

The suspect is identifies as Robert Card, 40, an Army reservist who was recently committed to a mental health facility.


Authorities have also come across a car, at a boat launch, which is believed to belonged to Card.

As per police bulletin, Card had been committed to a mental health facility for two weeks earlier this year. He had reported “hearing voices” and had threatened to “shoot up” a military training facility.

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said at a press conference Thursday that 80 FBI agents have joined the manhunt. Apart from them, U.S. Marshals Service, the Bureau of Tobacco, Alcohol, Firearms, and Explosives, the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Drug Enforcement Administration.