Canadian gunman was on terror ‘watch list’

THE GUNMAN who shot and killed a soldier in Canada’s Capital of Ottawa before spraying bullets through the city’s Parliament was on the terror watch list.

The attacker, identified in the Canadian media as 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, was considered a “high risk” suspect and had seen his passport seized to prevent him fighting abroad.

It has been confirmed he was shot and killed by by the bearer of the House of Commons’ ceremonial mace, Sergeant-At-Arms Kevin Vickers, who was hailed as a local hero.


Police said an investigation was continuing, but earlier reports that more gunmen were involved appeared unfounded.

Heavily armed officers backed by armoured vehicles sealed off the building on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper warned that “facts are still being gathered” as he “condemned this despicable attack”.

He’s expected to address the world media shortly.

FEATURE PIC: CBC Ottawa Tiwtter