Fri. Feb 23rd, 2024

COPS discovered a chilling note at the home of Maine massacre suspect Robert Card’s home as the nationwide manhunt stretches into its third day.

Investigators made the discovery of what could be a “suicide” letter the day after the crazed US Army reservist allegedly gunned down 18 people and injured 13 more.

FacebookRobert Card suspected to be the at-large shooter who opened fire at a bowling alley and bar in Lewiston, Maine on Wednesday[/caption]

A massive manhunt is underway to find the missing suspect

AlamyA strange note has been found at Card’s home[/caption]

Cops said today that the 40-year-old has been charged with eight counts of murder following the deadliest US mass shooting of 2023.

He is expected to be charged with more as the remaining 10 bodies are officially identified.

They have warned the public not to approach him, saying he is armed and dangerous, as terrified residents have been asked to shelter in place.

Police are trying to determine if the mysterious note provides a motive to the bloodbath on Wednesday night.

Law enforcement officials told ABC the note reportedly being described as a suicide letter addressed to the suspect’s son.

Card was named as the suspect after a shooter, armed with an AR-15-style rifleunleashed gunfire at a bowling alley and a bar in Lewiston.

Chilling photos released by cops showed the gunman dressed in a brown sweatshirt and jeans stalking the bowling alley packed with kids.

Now, police have extended their search out to sea as the suspect remains at-large.

The local coastguard is using a ship and aircraft to search the water for Card, who they fear could be attempting to flee in a 15ft boat after his car was found near a boat launch, CBS News reports.

As well as the white Subaru registered to his name, Card owns a green boat – although it is not clear if cops believe he has used it to flee.

The Subaru was found abandoned after the horrific spree near rivers that stretch further than 170 miles into the Maine Gulf, which borders Canada.

Canada’s border patrol have also issued an “armed and dangerous” warning to their police force amid the desperate manhunt.

Police surrounded a Bowdoin, Maine home on Thursday night and were heard calling for Card to come out but cops then left the scene.

An ex-FBI agent Bobby Chacon even warned he could be hiding in an abandoned Maine cabin.

Card’s reign of terror began just before 7pm on Wednesday when police received calls about an active shooter at Just-In-Time Recreation bowling alley.

About 10 minutes later, Maine State Police received multiple calls about a shooting at Schemengees Bar and Grille, about four miles from the bowling alley.

“A large law enforcement response from multiple surrounding agencies assisted the Lewiston police department in trying to identify who this individual was, what was happening,” Colonel William G. Ross said.

“As you can imagine, this was a very fast-paced, fast-moving, very fluid scene, very dangerous scene that these guys and girls were into.”

Just weeks before the bloody massacre, Card made threats to carry out a shooting at a National Guard facility in Saco, Maine.

A US official revealed Card had been evaluated for “erratic behaviour” in July, the Sun Journal reports.

The Army reservist was apparently behaving strangely while training at a US Military Academy in West Point, New York and was taken to hospital soon after.

EPAPolice have extended the search to the sea over fears he sailed off[/caption]

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