Posted by: infideltaskforce | October 22, 2014

Canadian officials identify shooter in brazen attack on Parliament complex

…and guess what??!!…….he’s a convert to Islam!! I would never have guessed…..NOT!!

Above Police, bystanders and soldiers aid a fallen soldier at the war memorial in Ottawa after multiple shootings in the Canadian capital

Canadian authorities late Wednesday identified the shooter in a brazen attack on the Parliament complex in Ottawa that left a soldier dead as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, Fox News has confirmed.

The shooting, which left the nation’s capital on lockdown, came just two days after a terror attack in Quebec.

A government official told Fox that investigators believe Zehaf-Bibeau, who was killed at the scene, had changed his name from Joseph Michael Hall. U.S. agencies also have been advised he was believed to be a convert to Islam and was from Quebec.

Counter terrorism investigators are reviewing his social media traffic and profile, with a focus on any link to the attack on two soldiers in Quebec Monday.

The Toronto Globe and Mail said sources had told the paper Zehaf-Bibeau was recently designated a “high-risk traveler” by the Canadian government and his passport had been seized.

By Wednesday night, three persons who had been taken to Ottawa Hospital with minor injuries were all released.

The shots rang out just before 10 a.m., when a guard at the National War Monument was fatally shot. The gunman next ran into the Parliament Hill building, where one MP reported hearing as many as 30 shots fired and a sergeant at arms was later credited with shooting the suspect dead. In the following moments and hours, Royal Canadian Mounted Police converged on the scene, more shots were reported less than a mile away near a mall and officials told Ottawa residents to barricade themselves in their homes as they searched for more possible gunmen.

 Nathan Cirillo (via Facebook)  The mayhem started when a uniformed soldier standing guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was shot and wounded by an assailant who is believed to have hopped out of a Toyota Corolla. CPR was performed on the soldier, who the Globe and Mail later identified as Corporal Nathan Cirillo, (pictured on left) 24, and he was transported to hospital by ambulance. CBC News and the Globe report that the soldier was a reservist who served in Hamilton from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada.

His death was confirmed at 1:45 p.m. by the Ottawa Police. Canada’s Minister of Employment and Social Development Jason Kenney tweeted his condolences to the family earlier in the afternoon.

At a news conference hours later, authorities described a “dynamic” situation, and could not confirm whether more potential gunmen were at large, although they said no arrests had been made.

“We’re still in the process of clearing Parliament Hill. It is a slow and methodical process,” Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau said.


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