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Canada hails 'hero' who shot gunman

  • Kevin Vickers, the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms who shot and killed a gunman inside Canada’s Parliament, has been hailed as a hero.

    Parliamentarians gave Vickers, who has earlier served 28 years in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a standing ovation as he led a ceremonial line signalling the beginning of a new session.  

    In a written statement, he later said he had the support of a “remarkable security team” which showed “professionalism and courage” during the shooting incident.

     

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