A Mass Shooting in Maine and the Manhunt that Followed : Consider This from NPR Residents of Lewiston, Maine spent two days sheltering in place as authorities searched for the man suspected of fatally shooting 18 people and wounding 13 others.

Law enforcement has a playbook for capturing fugitives. But Maine's rural setting, the nearby international border with Canada and the suspect's military training all complicate the search.

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Kenneth Gray, who was a special agent with the FBI for 24 years, about what a search like this entails.

Note: This episode was recorded on Friday afternoon, shortly before authorities lifted the shelter-in-place order for Lewiston and the surrounding area.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

A Mass Shooting in Maine and the Manhunt that Followed

A Mass Shooting in Maine and the Manhunt that Followed

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Law enforcement officials conduct a manhunt for suspect Robert Card following a mass shooting on October 27, 2023 in Monmouth, Maine. Police are actively searching for a suspect, Army reservist Robert Card, who allegedly killed 18 people in a mass shooting at a bowling alley and restaurant in Lewiston, Maine. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Law enforcement officials conduct a manhunt for suspect Robert Card following a mass shooting on October 27, 2023 in Monmouth, Maine. Police are actively searching for a suspect, Army reservist Robert Card, who allegedly killed 18 people in a mass shooting at a bowling alley and restaurant in Lewiston, Maine.

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Residents of Lewiston, Maine spent two days sheltering in place as authorities searched for the man suspected of fatally shooting 18 people and wounding 13 others.

Law enforcement has a playbook for capturing fugitives. But Maine's rural setting and the nearby international border with Canada complicate the search.

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Kenneth Gray, who was a special agent with the FBI for 24 years, about what a search like this entails.

Note: This episode was recorded on Friday afternoon, shortly before authorities lifted the shelter-in-place order for Lewiston and the surrounding area.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Mia Venkat and Connor Donevan. It was edited by Tinbete Ermyas and Adam Raney. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.