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(@donaldbaker)
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Pretty bad situation.  How does a man with alleged mental health problems remain a part of the National Guard?  That is if this Robert Card guy is the suspect.

From CBS

Card is enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve and has an active military ID, which gives him access to any military base, according to a Maine law enforcement bulletin seen by CBS News. Officials previously said Card was a firearms instructor in the Army Reserve stationed in Saco, Maine, but later said that was not the case.

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Robert Card, a person of interest in a Maine mass shooting.MAINE STATE POLICE

A U.S. Army spokesperson told CBS News on Thursday that Card enlisted in the reserves in December 2002 and serves as a petroleum supply specialist. He has no combat deployments, the spokesperson said. Card has received a number of awards for his service, including the Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

Card recently reported experiencing mental health issues, including hearing voices, and threatened to shoot up a military base in Saco, the law enforcement bulletin said. He was also reported to have been committed to a mental health facility for two weeks over this past summer.

Link to article: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/who-is-robert-card-confirmed-details-maine-shooting-suspect-person-of-interest/

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News reporting that police have surrounded his house and he may be barricaded inside.

I assumed that the mental health problems occurred after he was already a member.  How is it normally handled if a guy is a gun instructor or owns a lot of guns, and then has a mental episode later on which indicates he's hearing voices?


   
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Posted by: @phidippides

News reporting that police have surrounded his house and he may be barricaded inside.

I assumed that the mental health problems occurred after he was already a member.  How is it normally handled if a guy is a gun instructor or owns a lot of guns, and then has a mental episode later on which indicates he's hearing voices?

I have no idea.  He must not have displayed any erratic behavior that anyone noticed until he snapped.

 

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