Maine state police say a convicted sex offender is on the run after shooting four people in three northern Maine towns last night. Anthony Lord, 35, is considered armed-and-dangerous, and may be driving a stolen logging truck.
Last night, Lord allegedly shot people in the towns of Lee, Benedicta and Silver Ridge. So far, no information about their conditions has been released.
Harold Welch, a resident on Winn Road in Lee, said he didn’t know the town was on lockdown until a state police officer knocked on his door and told him a manhunt was in progress.
“It looks like every officer they can get from here and Washington County is around,” Welch said.
The News reports that Lord was convicted in 2003 of three unlawful sexual contact crimes with a person under the age of 14 and is a lifetime registrant of the state’s sex-offender registry.
Anthony Lord, 35, of Crystal and Houlton has been arrested in connection with the shooting of five people in northern Maine. Two people have died. Lord has been charged with two counts of murder.
Anthony Lord shot 5 and beat 1 before his capture. Two have died and the others are being treated, state police say. pic.twitter.com/sM1iTNFy5CJuly 17, 2015