Residents Claim Maine Shooter Had Hudson Ties

During the horrific ordeal that residents of Lewiston, Maine were forced to endure last week, local authorities were busy trying to quell the fears of Hudson residents when they were made aware of the possible connection the mass-shooter had to Southern New Hampshire. 

While the manhunt was underway last week for 40-year-old, Robert Card, local Facebook groups were busy making Hudson residents believe there was a connection to a local business by the alleged killer.

On Wednesday night, Oct. 25, 18 lives were taken by the shooter and a number of others injured at the Schemengees Bar and Grille and at the Just in Time Bowling Alley in Lewiston, ME.

A manhunt began almost immediately, for suspect, Robert Card, after the two separate incidents.

Two days later, on Friday, it was announced that Card’s body had been discovered in Lisbon Falls, Maine. It was reported that he was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot.

Locally, before Card was found, the Hudson Police Department was made aware of a possible connection to a business in town and Maine shooting suspect, Robert Card.

Residents on social media were indicating that Card drove a truck for a company between Maine and a bakery on Security Drive in Hudson.

On Thursday, Oct. 26, the Hudson Police Department released a statement about the local connection.

“The Hudson Police Department is aware of the information being circulated about the incident in Lewiston, ME and a possible Hudson connection.  This information has been passed on to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.  At this time, there is no known threat to the residents of Hudson.  The Hudson Police Department offers our thoughts and prayers to all of those involved in this horrific incident.”

Hudson Police Department

On Monday afternoon, after the dust had settled on the manhunt, the Hudson Times contacted Country Kitchen Thrift Store/Bakery Outlet. A manager, who wished to remain anonymous, said that to her knowledge, there was “no connection to their store and the Maine gunman.”

Windham Police had also received concerns about the suspect and responded in a Press Release.

“This morning at approximately 7:45 am the Windham Police Department received a phone call from a concerned citizen reporting that they may have seen an individual matching the description of the person of interest in the Lewiston, Maine incident while traveling southbound on Route 93. The caller last saw the vehicle as it left the highway at exit 3. The vehicle was described as a blue Toyota Camry or Corolla with Maine registration. However, the registration we received came back to a Chevy Suburban. Multiple Law Enforcement agencies are investigating the incident and at this time there is no credible information that the individual is currently in Windham. We ask the public to remain vigilant and to contact their local police department to report any suspicious vehicles or activity.”

Windham Police Department

There were also multiple phone calls placed to the Hudson School District with concerns about children in local school.

The District office released the following response:

“Families and Staff – Our schools have received a few phone calls today with safety concerns following the horrific event in Lewiston, Maine. We have been in contact with the Hudson Police Department and there are no concerns about safety for our schools. To support the school community, the HPD does plan to have an increased presence over the next few days.”

Dan Moulis, Superintendent of Schools

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