Thursday, October 23, 2014

Former Mountie And Sergeant At Arms For Canada's Parliament Hailed As Hero For Stopping The Attacker

House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is a 29-year veteran of the RCMP. He was credited Wednesday with helping to stop the attacker on Parliament Hill. (CBC)

Ottawa Shooting: Kevin Vickers Hailed As Hero Who Helped Stop Attacker -- CBC

'Thank God for Sgt at Arms Kevin Vickers,' tweets Justice Minister Peter MacKay

House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers was lauded by members of Parliament Wednesday for his reported role in stopping an assailant who killed a Canadian Forces member in Ottawa.

Vickers, 58, a native of Miramichi, N.B., was reportedly in the House of Commons when a gunman entered sometime after 9:52 a.m.

Two sources told The Canadian Press that Vickers shot the assailant inside the Hall of Honour, the main entrance to the Centre Block beneath the Peace Tower.

Officials have not confirmed that Vickers fired at the suspect, but multiple MPs credited Vickers on Twitter with helping to stop the attacker.

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Pictured: Heroic sergeant-at-arms, 58, walking through Parliament gun in hand just moments after he killed gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau -- Daily Mail
Sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers thrust into role of modern-day hero -- Globe and Mail
Canada Sergeant-at-Arms Lauded for Halting Ottawa Attack -- Bloomberg
Canadian parliamentarian sergeant-at-arms hailed as 'hero' -- CNN
Canada Shooting: Sergeant-At-Arms Hailed As Hero -- SKY News
Canada Shooting Hero Identified as Sgt. at Arms Kevin Vickers -- ABC News
Kevin Vickers: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know --
‘Thank God’ for Kevin Vickers, Canada’s new national hero -- Washington Post

My Comment: This could have easily been a massacre where a number of Canadian parliamentarians and their staff members could have been killed. The fact that the shooter was able to breach security and get inside the parliament building with a rifle is a surprise to me. I am sure that in the coming days and weeks we are going to learn more about the events that transpired yesterday.

Update: Hero of Canada's Parliament Shooting Greeted With Standing Ovation -- ABC News

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