LEWISTON — Just days before carrying out a deadly mass shooting in Lewiston, Robert Card had an “altercation” with employees of a bakery outlet in New Hampshire while on the job.

According to Tad Dionne, chief of police in Hudson, New Hampshire, the Police Department spoke to two employees of the Country Kitchen Thrift Store and Bakery Outlet in Hudson who “called us as soon as they saw images of Card on the news.”

“They mentioned having a verbal altercation with Card about five days earlier,” Dionne said. “We immediately documented what they told us and forwarded it to Maine State Police to assist them in any way.”

According to an article on Patch.com, Card had been making deliveries to the bakery outlet in Hudson, which includes deliveries from LePage Bakeries in Lewiston.

It’s unclear what company Card, 40, of Bowdoin, was employed by, but a spokesperson for LePage Bakeries said “Card is not, and never has been, an employee of Lepage Bakeries. He is employed by a third-party service provider used at our sites. We are cooperating with the appropriate law enforcement agencies in this ongoing investigation.”

A manager of the bakery outlet, who declined to be identified Monday, said they didn’t know much about the incident but confirmed a verbal altercation had taken place.

An employee who wished to remain anonymous told Patch.com that Card had an “altercation with another employee” in the past week and was no longer employed by the company.

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