Reports: Heroic Sergeant-at-Arms Shot Canadian Parliament Gunman
According to witnesses and reports, the House of Commons' Sergeant-at-Arms shot a gunman who had infiltrated the Canadian parliament building.
The confrontation occurred just after a soldier was shot and killed while standing guard at the nearby National War Memorial in Ottawa.
Kevin Vickers, a 29-year RCMP veteran, is now being hailed as hero for stopping the attacker inside Parliament’s Centre Block.
— Melissa Leong (@lisleong) October 22, 2014
MPs and Hill staff owe their safety, even lives, to Sergeant at Arms Kevin Vickers who shot attacker just outside the MPs' caucus rooms.
— Craig Scott (@CraigScottNDP) October 22, 2014
Earlier, we saw video that showed the moment when shots rang out.
Hon. John McKay, a member of Parliament, told Gretchen Carlson this afternoon that Vickers' office is only about 20 feet from where the suspect was shot.
He called Vickers a "tremendous person of immense courage," but could not confirm the reports of Vickers shooting the attacker.