Alleged Maine Gunman Issued Threats of Snapping 6 Days Prior to Shootings, Say Police

According to a police report acquired by ABC News, less than a week before back-to-back mass shootings in Maine last month, suspected gunman Robert Card told employees at a New Hampshire bakery that he may “snap” on them.

What should have been another signal for law enforcement days before the Oct. 25 mass killings in Lewiston was too late: the incident was reported to police on Oct. 26.

According to Hudson police, when the bakery workers saw Card on the news, they reported their own experiences with him.

According to the article, Card had been making shipments to the Hudson, New Hampshire bakery for “approximately six months,” according to one of the employees.

This police report also answers, at least in part, a previously unanswered question: where Card had been working in the days preceding the shootings.

As previously reported by News, Card worked at the recycling factory where his corpse was discovered, but he “left willingly late last spring,” according to the firm.

According to the police report, Card informed bakery employees on Thursday, Oct. 19, that he “knew” they were “talking about him,” and added, “Maybe you will be the ones I snap on.”

“It seemed [Card] may had been hearing voices,” one of the employees told police, because they hadn’t been saying anything about him.

According to one colleague, Card did “get in his face” but “no direct threats were made.”

Six days later, on the evening of Oct. 25, Card opened fire at a pub and a bowling alley, killing 18 people and injured 13.

Card evaded officials for two days following the shootings. While Card eluded police, the bakery crew submitted their complaint; his use of the delivery van was clearly mentioned.

According to Hudson police, one of the workers cautioned Card that he “may have access” to a delivery vehicle from the firm where he worked.

According to the incident report, the bakery employee “also advised the business that the business should not be receiving any deliveries tonight as Lewiston is locked down.”

Card had previously demonstrated unusual behaviour while on his delivery route, according to bakery staff.

According to the Oct. 26 incident report, when Card initially started making deliveries for the bakery, he made a “strange comment,” saying, “I’m not gay or a paedophile, but just show me where the bread goes.”

According to the incident report, the bakery personnel last saw Card at 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 24, the night before the shootings.

Warnings Ignored: Unraveling the Overlooked Signs Before the Maine Mass Shootings

According to Hudson police, after they obtained information about Card from the bakery, it was relayed to the FBI.

This fresh finding adds to a growing list of ignored warning indicators before the back-to-back massacres in Maine last month.

Card’s words to the bakery staff echoed others he’d made, comments that had worried his family and fellow troops alike, that he would “snap.”

Card’s ex-wife and their teenage son went the police in May with identical complaints: According to a separate incident report obtained by ABC News, Card’s son was concerned that his father’s “mental health is in question” and that he was “likely hearing voices or beginning to experience paranoia,” a “recurring theme” as Card claimed derogatory things were being said about him, “such as calling him a paedophile.”

Card’s army reserve training supervisor told local police enforcement in a mid-September letter that he had been “hearing voices calling him a paedophile, saying he has a small d**k, and other insults.” This hearing voices began in the spring and has only worsened.”

According to documents previously obtained by News, one of Card’s fellow Army reservists sent a string of heartfelt texts to their training supervisor alerting them to Card’s declining mental state, his potential as a “threat to the unit” and “other places,” his danger and armament, and his “refusal to get help.”

“Change your password to the unit gate and be prepared if the sfc card arrives.” Kindly. “I think he has mental illness,” the texts stated.

The communications read, “And yes, he still has all of his weapons.” “I believe he’s going to snap and do some sort of mass shooting.”

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