The suspect in Wednesday’s attack on Parliament Hill is Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian citizen born in 1982, CTV News has confirmed. The suspect was gunned down Wednesday morning, following shootings at Ottawa’s National War Memorial and inside Parliament. Cpl. Nathan Frank Cirillo, a soldier standing guard at the war memorial, was fatally shot. Kevin Vickers, the sergeant-at-arms for the House of Commons, later shot the gunman in the main entrance of the Centre Block.
Parliament Hill and Ottawa’s downtown core remain under lockdown, but police are not saying if other suspects are on the loose. Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau said residents need to stay “vigilant” and report any suspicious activity to police. But he did not directly answer questions from reporters about the possibility that another shooter – or shooters – were still at large. Earlier Wednesday, Ottawa police Const. Marc Soucy said officers believe there may be more than one assailant. He said that police will be assuming that any other assailants are armed. Boderleau said police received multiple 911 calls around 9:52 a.m. Wednesday about a shooting at the National War Memorial.
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