Eighteen Dead & Suspect Card Remains at Large Confirmed at AM Press Conference


Governor Janet T. Mills (D), Colonel William Ross of the Maine State Police and Michael Sauschuck, Commissioner of Maine State Public Safety, at a Press Conferene This Morning in Lewiston.

Governor Janet T. Mills (D) Making Her Introductory Remarks at This Morning’s Press Conference.

Lewiston Police Chief David St Pierre Asks Everyone to Remain Safe.  Governor Janet T. Mills (D) is at Left and Michael Sauschuck, Commieeioner of the Department Public Safety, Augusta, is at far right.

Robert Card, 40 of Bowdoin, has been charged with 8 counts of murder it was announced at a press conference this morning in Lewiston.  That number could increase when the remaining ten  deceased are identified – yet to be done.  Card’s status has changed from person of interest to suspect.  The search for him continues because he is at large and his whereabouts unknown as of this morning.

Those living in the Lisbon, Lewiston and Bowdoin areas of the state are asked to stay in lockdown because Card is still at large.  He is armed and dangerous and no one should try to approach him for any reason.  Card is especially dangerous because he is a military trained weapons handler who is a certified weapons instructor. He is in the US Army Reserves.  Back in July, he was taken into the Keller Army Community Hospital in West Post, New York for an evaluation due to erractic behavior.  If you see Card or something suspicious,  you are asked to call a tip line:  207 – 213-9526 or 207 – 509-9002,

In her introductory remarks at the press conference this morning, Governor Janet T. Mills (D) offered words of compassion and hope and strength at the same time.  “I hold these people and this city in my heart. I know that the people of Lewiston are enduring immeasurable pain.   I wish I could remove your pain, but I promise you that we will all help you carry this grief.  This is a dark day for Maine.  It’s hard to think about healing when our hearts are broken,” she said.  “Let us wrap our arms around each other.”

The Governor continued:  “I ask Maine people to join me in offering our comfort for the families and friends who have lost someone and in offering our prayers for a swift recovery fo the people who are healing in Maine hospitals.”

President Biden has asked Congress to legislate against the mililtary assault weapons that cause this kind of mass destruction to our communities.

This afternoon Shannon Moss, of the Maine Department of Public Safety, issued the following statement:  “Barring a singificant development there will not be an additdioal news conference today.  The shelter in place ordrs are still in place at this time.”