Footage From Globe Reporter Captures Exchange of Gun Fire in Canada’s Parliament Hill Building

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More from CBC :

  • 1 shooter dead, 1 still believed at large in downtown Ottawa.
  • Police searching cars leaving Ottawa trying to go to Quebec.
  • Report of additional shots fired near Chateau Laurier Hotel, east of Parliament Hill.
  • Police going door to door in downtown core; downtown schools in lockdown.
  • All three main party leaders, Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau, reported safe.
  • Reuters confirms that one soldier who was wounded is now dead as well.

Also See
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/parliament-hill-attack-1-gunman-dead-after-soldier-shot-at-national-war-memorial-1.2808710 http://live.reuters.com/Event/World_news http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29724907 http://live.cbc.ca/Event/Ottawa_War_Memorial_shooting/130707989?ss=1 http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/22/us-canada-attacks-shooting-idUSKCN0IB1PY20141022 Potentially Related attack from yesterday: http://littlegreenfootballs.com/page/312490_Man_Who_Killed_Soldier_With_Ca Google Maps Satellite view of Parliament HIll: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Parliament+Hill/@45.4233573,-75.698908,716m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x4cce04ff4fe494ef:0x26bb54f60c29f6e?hl=en

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1 Souliren  Oct 22, 2014 9:07:06am

The soldier who was shot has died.

2 Stanley Seabola  Oct 22, 2014 9:40:39am

Hate to upding, but thanks for the info.

3 Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2014 9:43:07am
4 Vicious Piebola  Oct 22, 2014 9:46:59am
5 Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2014 9:49:55am
6 Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 22, 2014 9:52:35am

Thanks for paging this. As LGF’s native Ottawan I should have done it myself but I’m very busy here today and didn’t feel I had time to do it justice.

7 dog philosopher  Oct 22, 2014 9:53:07am

so the entire month of ebola went by just like that

time flies, i tellya

8 Dr. Matt  Oct 22, 2014 9:53:25am
9 Vicious Piebola  Oct 22, 2014 9:53:55am
11 Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 22, 2014 9:56:34am

Remember that “numerous gunmen” thing? BBC now reporting there may have only been one shooter.

12 Kragar  Oct 22, 2014 9:57:12am

re: #11 Eclectic Cyborg

Remember that “numerous gunmen” thing? BBC now reporting there may have only been one shooter.

Par for the course really

13 Bubblehead II  Oct 22, 2014 9:59:46am
14 Souliren  Oct 22, 2014 10:00:25am

Sorry for the (hopefully wrong) post I made about the soldier. No major news organization here in Canada is reporting that yet.

15 Vogon Poetry  Oct 22, 2014 10:00:45am

Still developing situation.

According to Canadian Post via Globe and Mail:

The outbreak of violence on Wednesday shortly before 10 a.m. (ET) sent MPs into hiding and all federal government buildings into lockdown.

Gunfire erupted at the National War Memorial, then moved to Centre Block and has also been reported at the Chateau Laurier hotel east of Parliament Hill.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was with Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino in a caucus meeting when the gunfire began, Mr. Fantino told the Toronto Sun Wednesday. Fantino credits a sergeant-at-arms for taking down a gunman. “All the details are not in but the sergeant-at-arms, a former Mountie, is the one that engaged the gunman, or one of them at least, and stopped this,” Fantino said.

Two sources told The Canadian Press that Kevin Vickers, the sergeant-at-arms for the House of Commons, shot an assailant. Other MPs also tweeted that a gunman was shot and killed, but police did not immediately verify the reports.

That’s still to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, AFP is reporting that NORAD has been put on alert to deal with any possible threats as a precaution (US and Canadian forces involved):

Air defenses on alert - US and Canadian air defenses have been placed on heightened alert. the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) “is taking appropriate and prudent steps to ensure we are adequately postured to respond quickly to any incidents involving aviation in Canada,” an offcial tells AFP.

All this came just a day after Canadian reports indicated that there was nonspecific terror chatter.

16 Dr. Matt  Oct 22, 2014 10:02:05am

cbc.ca just reported that the solider died according to a Senior Minister of the Crown

17 Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 22, 2014 10:02:05am

re: #13 Bubblehead II

The hospital in question is Ottawa Civic. I was born there. Excellent ER department.

18 De Kolta Chair  Oct 22, 2014 10:02:21am

Jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings

A federal jury on Wednesday found four former Blackwater guards guilty of killing unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle, more than seven years after the shooting incident that outraged Iraqis and inflamed anti-American sentiment around the world.

The Washington jury found three of the ex-guards with the private security company, Paul Slough, Dustin Heard and Evan Liberty, guilty of voluntary manslaughter. It found a fourth guard, Nicholas Slatten, guilty of murder in connection with the first death at the circle.

In all, the jury found the four former guards guilty on nearly every count related to the incident.

19 Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 22, 2014 10:04:32am

A little more added info: The War Memorial in Ottawa also holds the Tomb of the Unknown soldier. It is guarded 24/7 by the Canadian military. The soldier who was shot was the one guarding it.

:(

20 Vogon Poetry  Oct 22, 2014 10:05:58am


(which was set to occur in Toronto - not Ottawa).

21 Dr. Matt  Oct 22, 2014 10:06:12am

re: #16 Dr. Matt

cbc.ca just reported that the solider died according to a Senior Minister of the Crown

“Jason Kenney says Canadians soldier shot at War Memorial today has died. Employment Minister also says Parliamentary guard wounded @CBCAlerts

22 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2014 10:06:47am
23 Ian G.  Oct 22, 2014 10:06:54am

re: #3 Charles Johnson

So do we have any evidence at all that the shooter was an Islamic terrorist, or is this just Glenn being his usual Responsible Journalist self?

24 Vicious Piebola  Oct 22, 2014 10:07:37am

re: #23 Ian G.

So do we have any evidence at all that the shooter was an Islamic terrorist, or is this just Glenn being his usual Responsible Journalist self?

Glenn was talking about the hit-and-run in Montreal, not today’s shooting.

25 bill d  Oct 22, 2014 10:08:11am

I WAS BEING A COMPLETE INSUFFERABLE DOUCHEBAG ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE, THIS JUST HAPPENS TO BE A COINCIDENCE

26 Souliren  Oct 22, 2014 10:09:43am

I never fully realized what a creep Greenwald was until today.

27 ChuckJager95  Oct 22, 2014 10:10:35am

OT: Phase One of my Halloween costume is complete.

28 Dizzy  Oct 22, 2014 10:10:49am

Unfortunately the Canadian forces soldier has died.

Both my kids are in lockdown in their respective schools, eerily calm not too far away from the incident.

29 Vicious Piebola  Oct 22, 2014 10:11:34am
30 Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 22, 2014 10:11:51am

re: #28 Dizzy

Unfortunately the Canadian forces soldier has died.

Both my kids are in lockdown in their respective schools, eerily calm not too far away from the incident.

My thoughts are prayers are with them. I’m almost in tears. I weep for my people.

31 Ian G.  Oct 22, 2014 10:15:22am

re: #24 Vicious Piebola

Glenn was talking about the hit-and-run in Montreal, not today’s shooting.

Ah, I see. So, still insufferably callous, but at least he has some facts to work with.

32 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Oct 22, 2014 10:15:25am

multiple suspects = a Muslim AND a Democrat…

33 Dr. Matt  Oct 22, 2014 10:15:43am

cbc.ca: Shooter confirmed dead.

34 Vicious Piebola  Oct 22, 2014 10:19:19am

Dim Jim furiously combing voter records to find out of the shooter ever voted Democrat, er, Liberal

35 makeitstop  Oct 22, 2014 10:21:07am

OT: While we were out taking the dog to the vet this morning, we had CBS News Radio on in the truck. I noticed something interesting with how the anchors set up the stories they were reporting…

‘Residents are fed up…’
‘Lawmakers are outraged…’
Strap-hangers are angry…’

It’s no wonder that so many people are pissy all the time. The media pretty much gives them their cue, 24/7.

Media in this country sucks. ALL of it.

36 Randall Gross  Oct 22, 2014 10:21:57am

live.cbc.ca
I’ve updated the post a bit.

37 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2014 10:23:02am
38 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Oct 22, 2014 10:23:29am

re: #35 makeitstop

It’s no wonder that so many people are pissy all the time. The media pretty much gives them their cue, 24/7.

Media in this country sucks. ALL of it.

because it is about selling a product, and that product is not news or information, it is advertising time, The programming is just window dressing to keep the shills listening in…

39 RealityBasedEbola  Oct 22, 2014 10:24:33am

re: #35 makeitstop

OT: While we were out taking the dog to the vet this morning, we had CBS News Radio on in the truck. I noticed something interesting with how the anchors set up the stories they were reporting…

‘Residents are fed up…’
‘Lawmakers are outraged…’
Strap-hangers are angry…’

It’s no wonder that so many people are pissy all the time. The media pretty much gives them their cue, 24/7.

Media in this country sucks. ALL of it.

‘Lizards are Livid Lethargic

40 De Kolta Chair  Oct 22, 2014 10:25:33am

Oops, I see Charles ran this already.

41 Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 22, 2014 10:25:39am

re: #39 RealityBasedEbola

‘Lizards are Livid Lethargic

I thought we were irrelevant, or is that just Charles?

42 makeitstop  Oct 22, 2014 10:30:18am

re: #39 RealityBasedEbola

‘Lizards are Livid Lethargic informed

Which is why I come here every day.

43 bill d  Oct 22, 2014 10:31:08am

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Freakin’ CNN, why bother?

44 RealityBasedEbola  Oct 22, 2014 10:31:12am

re: #41 Feline Fearless Leader

I thought we were irrelevant, or is that just Charles?

I believe that it’s just Charles that irrelevant, I believe the term used for us was “dick-slapped reprobates”

45 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Oct 22, 2014 10:33:10am

re:
#34

Dim Jim furiously combing voter records to find out of the shooter ever voted Democrat, er, Liberal

Gunz free Zones Hurr hurr!!!11

46 Romantic Heretic  Oct 22, 2014 10:34:31am

re: #34 Vicious Piebola

Dim Jim furiously combing voter records to find out of the shooter ever voted Democrat, er, Liberal

Up here the loons look for NDP connections.

First thought when I saw the headline? “Christ. Why do some of us want to be Americans that badly?”

Second; I don’t think this is Mooslim trrerrists! Like Oklahoma City this is local boys.

47 Single-handed sailor  Oct 22, 2014 10:35:17am
48 Romantic Heretic  Oct 22, 2014 10:36:41am

re: #38 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

because it is about selling a product, and that product is not news or information, it is advertising time, The programming is just window dressing to keep the shills listening in…

Actually the product is drugs. Specifically fear, anger and hate. The media sells the drugs. The addicts buy the products advertised by the media. (It doesn’t help that they’re high) The advertisers pay the media.

Capitalism in action!

49 Randall Gross  Oct 22, 2014 10:36:58am

Here’s the overhead google maps satellite view of the area if you want to scroll around it:

google.com

50 Single-handed sailor  Oct 22, 2014 10:37:18am

RCMP briefing coming up, possibly in 5 minutes.

51 Vogon Poetry  Oct 22, 2014 10:39:38am

Meanwhile closer to home, Gov. Christie continues his best impression of Two-Face.

On the one hand, he’s all reasonable in dealing with the Ebola outbreak, and put together a team of people to address potential cases in the state, etc.

On the other, he wants GOPers to win, so that they can control the mechanisms of voting.

Yeah, had to do a double take too on that, but that’s what he said, and the implications are clearly disturbing and reveal what the GOP really wants to do - they want to depress turnout and minimize the rights of those who can’t easily get to the polls, or that once they’re there, that they can’t vote because more roadblocks are put up in their way.

52 De Kolta Chair  Oct 22, 2014 10:41:45am

re: #43 bill d

Freakin’ CNN, why bother?

Teh holograms!

53 Dr. Matt  Oct 22, 2014 10:44:53am

The cbc.ca live coverage is actually quite good. I’m impressed. I wish we had something like this in the US.

54 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Oct 22, 2014 10:50:49am

re:
#52

OMG

55 Khal Wimpo  Oct 22, 2014 10:51:20am

re: #48 Romantic Heretic

Actually the product is drugs. Specifically fear, anger and hate. The media sells the drugs. The addicts buy the products advertised by the media. (It doesn’t help that they’re high) The advertisers pay the media

Fear is a marketing strategy. With thousands of TV channels and infinite choice on the web, the only way of “breaking through the clutter” is basically scaring the living shit out of people. You’ll see it in the local TV promos:

“10 common foods that can spell DOOM for allergic kids - and the worst part is, you won’t know your kid is allergic until he’s FLATLINING ON THE SLAB!!! Watch this very special FOX UNDERCOVER investigation … or your children will DIE!!”

56 Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 22, 2014 10:51:27am

re: #53 Dr. Matt

The cbc.ca live coverage is actually quite good. I’m impressed. I wish we had something like this in the US.

My wife thought the same when she used to visit me in Canada.

57 Romantic Heretic  Oct 22, 2014 10:51:32am

re: #53 Dr. Matt

We won’t have it much longer. CBC is a public media network and hated with a passion by ‘conservatives’, who run this country at the moment.

I made the mistake of reading comments on one of the CBC articles. “Arrest all suspicious people! We need strong government, not wimpy government!” Disheartening to find we have wingnuts up here as well.

I should realize that as H. Beam Piper noted, “The species is common and widely distributed,” and I’m just going to have to get used to that fact.

58 Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 22, 2014 10:51:48am

I wonder how U.S. politicians would be responding if this had happened here.

59 bill d  Oct 22, 2014 10:52:20am

The bloom may be off of the Greenwald lily, he has gotten a lot more push back on his usual BS since that Sam Harris brouhaha.

60 Romantic Heretic  Oct 22, 2014 10:52:51am

re: #58 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder how U.S. politicians would be responding if this had happened here/

They’d be cleaning the feces out of the House and Senate for weeks. //

61 Kragar  Oct 22, 2014 10:53:27am
62 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Oct 22, 2014 10:54:49am

re:
#51

On the other, he wants GOPers to win, so that they can control the mechanisms of voting.

From the guy who hires the kind of partisan hacks who create public safety problems to punish opponents.

63 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Oct 22, 2014 10:54:58am

re: #52 De Kolta Chair

[Embedded image]

Teh holograms!

If Wolf Blitzer is your only hope, you’re in a world of hurt.

64 Vicious Piebola  Oct 22, 2014 10:55:22am

re: #61 Kragar

[Embedded content]

DLoesch quote:

HURR HURR!!!! WHY WOMENS NEED EQUAL PAY OR TEH BIRTH CONTROLS WHEN THEY CAN HAS TEH GUNZ!!!!!11!!!!!!

65 HappyWarrior  Oct 22, 2014 10:57:45am

re: #58 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder how U.S. politicians would be responding if this had happened here/

I’m sure some of the usual suspects would be accusing Obama of doing it.

66 Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 22, 2014 10:58:37am

re: #65 HappyWarrior

I’m sure some of the usual suspects would be accusing Obama of doing it.

You mean they aren’t already?

Half /

67 Lidane  Oct 22, 2014 11:00:34am
68 Dark_Falcon  Oct 22, 2014 11:05:52am

re: #66 Eclectic Cyborg

You mean they aren’t already?

Half /

They won’t, instead they’ll blame “socialized medicine”.

Also half sarc.

69 Jenner7  Oct 22, 2014 11:09:21am

re: #61 Kragar

Holy crap, she butchered those quotes. How pathetic.

70 Lidane  Oct 22, 2014 11:10:13am

re: #68 Dark_Falcon

Oh, hey— since you’re around, check this out if you haven’t seen it yet.

Fun times.

71 Jenner7  Oct 22, 2014 11:10:41am

My thoughts are with the folks in Ottawa and with the family of the dead and wounded.

72 Dizzy  Oct 22, 2014 11:14:36am

Police retract statement clarifying there was no shooting at the Rideau Centre.

The sound of helicopters has gone away too.

Area around the convention centre (adjacent to Parliament) has been declared secure.

73 dog philosopher  Oct 22, 2014 11:17:30am

re: #52 De Kolta Chair

[Embedded image]

The holograms!

i’ll take a halfagram to go thx


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