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Police in N.B. monitoring manhunt in Maine following mass shooting

Police in New Brunswick say they’re monitoring the manhunt across the U.S. border in Maine, as police there search for a suspect in connection to a mass shooting.

Hundreds of police officers have fanned across the state of Maine, following shootings at a bar and bowling alley in the town of Lewiston on Wednesday evening.

News outlets have reported a death toll ranging from 16 to 22, with dozens more wounded.

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

Thursday morning, New Brunswick RCMP said they were “aware of the situation in Maine” and were monitoring it “in collaboration with our law enforcement partners.”

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Lewiston, ME is located about three-and-a-half hours from either the St. Stephen or Woodstock borders in New Brunswick.

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— with files from Reuters

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