Hero of Ottawa: The Sergeant at Arms who shot terrorist dead

October 23, 2014 admin No comments

Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is pictured in the Hall of Honour on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in this file photo from March 25, 2011.  According to Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino, Vickers shot dead one of the suspects in the October 22, 2014 shooting incident on Parliament Hill.  A gunman shot and wounded a soldier in Ottawa and then entered the country's parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired.  REUTERS/Chris Wattie/Files  (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)

Hero of Ottawa: Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers potentially saved many lives by shooting dead gunman Michael Zehaf Bibeau (Picture: Reuters)

An ex-Mountie and the current Sergeant at Arms of the Candian parliament has been praised as a hero after he shot dead terrorist Michael Zehaf Bibeau.

Kevin Vickers has been cited as saving many people’s lives for killing the attacker in the country’s parliament in Ottawa.

MP Craig Scott wrote on Twitter: ‘MPs and Hill staff owe their safety, even lives, to sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers who shot attacker just outside the MPs’ caucus rooms.’

(Picture: Facebook)

Corporal Nathan Cirillo (Picture: Facebook)

As Sergeant at Arms it is his jobs to keep MPs safe, and he did that to the letter yesterday.

Just minutes earlier, Zehaf Bibeau shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo at the Canadian War Memorial just a short distance from parliament.

He then went into parliament where dramatic video footage reveals gunshots were fired repeatedly in the building.

Cabinet minister Tony Clement tweeted that at least 30 shots were fired while a meeting was taking place between prime minister Stephen Harper and other MPs.

‘I feared this day would come, and my prayers are with the fallen soldier,’ he added.

A spokesman for Mr Harper later confirmed he was safe and had left the area.

Video filmed from inside the parliament building shows officers rushing down a large marble hallway with weapons drawn in front of them, before the sound of gunfire and shouting rings out.

The footage becomes shaky as the cameraman, believed to be a local reporter, rushes for cover behind a pillar.

People inside the parliament building scrambled down scaffolding to escape, witnesses said.

A photograph of chairs piled up against a door as a barricade was being heavily circulated on

Twitter, apparently taken inside the meeting room in the parliament building where MPs earlier held their talks.

Ottawa mayor Jim Watson said he was ‘shocked and saddened’ by the events.

A still image captured from video footage by the Globe and Mail newspaper shows police officers responding to shooting attacks inside the Centre Block of the Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Ontario October 22, 2014. Canadian police are investigating three shooting incidents that took place in Ottawa on Wednesday, one at the Canadian war memorial, one at Parliament Hill, and one near a nearby shopping mall, Ottawa police said. CANADA OUT REUTERS/The Globe and Mail (CANADA - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT The Globe And Mail/Reuters

A still image captured from video footage by the Globe and Mail newspaper (Picture: Reuters/Globe and Mail)

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