Friend’s Warning Ignored: How Army Officials Overlooked Red Flags Leading to Maine’s Deadliest Mass Shooting

LEWISTON, Maine – A friend of Robert Card, the Army reservist who committed Maine’s deadliest mass shooting when he killed 18 people in Lewiston in October 2023, had warned his Army supervisor about Card’s mental state. Sean Hodgson shared his concerns through a cellphone text screenshot, expressing his belief that Card was capable of carrying out a mass shooting. Despite the red flags raised by Hodgson and other warning signs, Army officials did not take …

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