Update: The suspected mass shooter in Maine hs been confirmed to be an Army Reservist.
Robert Card is a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army Reserve and has an active military ID, which could give him access to any military base, according to a Maine law enforcement bulletin.
Officials previously said Card was a firearms instructor in the Army Reserve stationed in Saco, Maine, but later said that was not the case.
A U.S. Army spokesperson told CBS News on Thursday that Card enlisted in the reserves in December 2002 and serves as a petroleum supply specialist.
He has no combat deployments, the spokesperson said.
Card’s military awards include the Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.
The investigation into a mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine, continued Friday, alongside a manhunt for a suspect still missing two days after officials said he slaughtered 18 people at bowling alley and a bar.
Investigators fielded over 530 tips from the public following Wednesday’s attack, which authorities said was carried out by Army reservist Robert Card, 40, who has since disappeared.
“We are on 24-7, and we will be until the suspect in this case is brought to justice,” Maine Department of Public Safety Commissioner Michael J. Sauschuck told reporters Friday morning at Lewiston City Hall.
On Friday, he said police would search a number of locations, including an area of the Androscoggin River in nearby Lisbon where a car believed to belong to Card was discovered at a boat launch on Wednesday.
Sauschuck said divers would comb that area of the water, and investigators would deploy a remote-operated sonar device to scan the riverbed for evidence. Police would also search along the shoreline for signs of their missing suspect.
The river represents only one of the many locations Sauschuck said police will examine on Friday.
Authorities were also continuing to process two crime scenes, at Just-In-Time Recreation bowling alley, previously known as Sparetime Recreation, and Schemengees Bar and Grille’s, four miles away.
“We’re going to be processing every square inch of these facilities,” Sauschuck said. That meant examining every bullet fired, every spent cartridge and every vehicle in the parking lot.
He said the FBI interviewed 70 witnesses to the shootings. On Wednesday, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said 80 FBI agents were participating in the investigation.
Sauschuck said he would not be able to detail every location police intended to search.
“And that’s not meant to be secretive,” he said. “That’s just to tell you that we’re going to be all over the place.”
On Thursday, police surrounded a home in the town of Bowdoin and broadcast messages over loudspeakers, ordering Card and anyone inside to surrender. But after later departing the property, officials said the announcements did not indicate Card was in the home.
“It is unknown whether Robert Card is in any of the homes law enforcement will search,” the Maine State Police said in a statement. “Law enforcement officials are simply doing their due diligence by tracking down every lead in an effort to locate and apprehend Card.”
As the manhunt and investigation unfolded, residents in the local area kept to their homes. The streets of downtown Lewiston were mostly quiet on Friday, with schools and most businesses shuttered.
A shelter-in-place order was still in effect for the communities of Lewiston, Auburn, Lisbon and Bowdoin. Sauschuck said discussions of how long to keep the shelter-in-place order in effect were ongoing.
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