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Maine Shooting: Canada Border Services Agency Issues “Armed & Dangerous – Firearms lookout” Alert For Wanted Man

Police in New Brunswick and Canadian border officials are closely monitoring the manhunt unfolding in the state of Maine as local law enforcement searches for a suspect linked to a mass shooting.

Across Maine, hundreds of police officers have fanned out following a series of shootings at a bar and bowling alley in Lewiston on Wednesday evening. Tragically, at least 18 people have lost their lives, and 13 others have been injured in these incidents.

State and local police have identified a suspect in the case, 40-year-old Robert R. Card. Officials have released photographs of a bearded man in a brown hoodie and jeans at one of the crime scenes, holding what appears to be a semi-automatic rifle.

Lewiston, ME, is situated approximately three-and-a-half hours from the St. Stephen and Woodstock borders in New Brunswick.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that it is working closely with Canadian and U.S. law enforcement to ensure the safety and security of Canadians and protect Canada’s borders against any threat or attempted illegal entry. CBSA senior spokesperson, Jacqueline Roby, has confirmed that the agency issued an “Armed & Dangerous – Firearms lookout” to alert border officers about the high-risk situation. All border entry points remained open on Thursday.

Moreover, New Brunswick RCMP has acknowledged their awareness of the situation in Maine and is actively monitoring it in collaboration with their law enforcement partners. Woodstock Police Chief Gary Forward, who also serves as the president of the New Brunswick Association of Chiefs of Police, stated that all agencies are aware and are working collaboratively in case any developments arise in the province. He emphasized that New Brunswick agencies will continue to monitor and share information as it is received while responding accordingly if the need arises.

St. Stephen Mayor Allan MacEachern mentioned that American authorities at the border are checking people leaving the country, while Canadian police on the other side are doing the same. Residents of St. Stephen will also receive an alert to remind them to remain vigilant.

Multiple border crossings exist between Maine and Quebec, including the Armstrong-Jackman, Ste-Aurélie, and Coburn Gore-Woburn crossings, each located about three to four hours away from Lewiston, ME.

On social media, Quebec Premier François Legault expressed his deep sorrow regarding the shooting and extended his thoughts to the victims’ families and residents of Lewiston.

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs also offered his condolences, describing the shooting as a horrific event.





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