Six weeks before 18 people were killed in Lewiston, Maine, state police received warnings that Robert Card would carry out a massacre, but failed to intervene. This was revealed by the New York Times, citing law enforcement sources.
The warning about the reservist was far clearer than Maine officials have publicly acknowledged in the wake of Wednesday’s attack, the deadliest mass shooting this year in the United States. According to the New York Times, in September the Department of Army Reserves contacted the Sheriff’s Office and informed them that the killer was in the grip of paranoid delusions, particularly as he claimed he had been accused by fellow soldiers of being a pedophile by taking punches. one of them.
The Army also told the sheriff that Card had been admitted to a psychiatric hospital in New York for two weeks in July. Not only that, but Sergeant Aaron Schoolfield was at the killer’s house on September 16 trying to contact him, but no one showed up at the door even though it was clear someone was at the house.
Schoolfield said he also called Card’s brother, who told him he and his father were trying to take his brother’s guns. The sergeant reportedly urged Ryan Card to contact the Sheriff’s Department if he felt his brother needed an “evaluation.”
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