The Maine state government held a press conference this weekend to provide an update on the mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine.
Public Safety Commissioner Mike Sauschuck on Saturday provided further insight into the manhunt that ultimately led to the body of suspect Robert Card being found in an overflow parking lot.
“It was ultimately the Maine State Police tactical team that located the body in one of these trailers,” Sauschuck said. “It’s a semi-trailer style – you know, you imagine that 18-wheeler. This is what the trailer would look like. A box trailer is where it was. Right in the back.”
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“So he was found inside one of these boxes which was unlocked from the outside,” he added.
Law enforcement found the suspect in the Lewiston, Maine, mass shooting Friday, ending a manhunt that captured national attention for days.
Card is the prime suspect in Wednesday’s mass shooting in Lewiston at the Schemengees Bar and Grille and Just-In-Time Recreation bowling alley, in which 18 people were killed and 13 others injured.
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Hundreds of law enforcement agents, including FBI, SWAT and Border Patrol BORTAC units, worked to locate Card, who was described by officials as armed and dangerous during the chase to the man.
“I was asked about the family’s cooperation at one point, and this family has been incredibly cooperative with us,” Sauschuck said.
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He continued: “To tell the truth, I think the first three people who called us to positively identify this individual based on the photos posted were members of his family.”
State officials also announced the creation of a “family assistance center” that will meet the needs of victims’ families in a central location.
Sauschuck said the center is “intended to be a sort of one-stop shop, a central space where victims and their support people can come together so they don’t have to make multiple stops for several different agencies to request help.” ugly “.