Articles Tagués ‘Ottawa’

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TORONTO – Wednesday’s shooting on Parliament Hill that left two people dead, including Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, was not the first time people have carried out acts of terrorism (or planned to) on Canadian soil.

Cirillo was shot and killed Wednesday morning while guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Parliament Hill in what Prime Minister Stephen Harper later labelled a terrorist attack.

“We will be vigilant but we will not run scared. We will be prudent but we will not panic. As for business of government, here we are in our seats, in our chamber in [the] very heart of our democracy,” Harper said Thursday in the House of Commons. “We live in a dangerous world; terrorism has been here with us for a while and [has come] dangerously close on a number of occasions.”

Here’s a partial list of some of terrorist attacks carried out or planned in…

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TORONTO – Parts of Ottawa were still under lockdown Wednesday afternoon after a soldier was shot while guarding the War Memorial near Parliament Hill.

WATCH: Raw video – Ottawa in chaos
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The events started at 9:52 a.m. when police received « numerous calls » about a shooting at the War Memorial. Witnesses reported seeing the gunman get into a car and head toward the Parliament Buildings.

READ MORE:No plans to arm guards at Queen’s Park after Ottawa shooting

Soon afterwards, police descended on the area, closing off many streets. Traffic cameras showed empty streets leading up the immediate area.

GALLERY: The Ottawa shooting

In front of Parliament, it was another story. Dozens of police cars were seen, shouts of armed officers to media and those in the area rang out. The whole event took place in a radius of less than a kilometre.

Then, around 9:55 a.m., a journalist

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Fusillade à Ottawa: trois morts dont deux tireurs (médias)

Fusillade à Ottawa: trois morts dont deux tireurs

20:39 22/10/2014
WASHINGTON, 22 octobre – RIA Novosti

Plusieurs dizaines de coups de feu ont été tirés mercredi au centre de la ville canadienne d’Ottawa, faisant trois morts dont deux tireurs, rapportent les médias internationaux.

Selon la police locale, trois fusillades différentes ont eu lieu: au Monument aux morts (cénotaphe), à l’hôtel du parlement et près du Centre d’achat Rideau.

Selon le New York Times, un homme armé a tué un soldat qui montait la garde au cénotaphe, avant de pénétrer dans l’enceinte du parlement. Le premier ministre canadien Stephen Harper a été évacué.

Un parlementaire canadien, Bernard Trottier, a plus tard annoncé sur Twitter qu’un tireur a été tué par la police à l’intérieur du parlement.
Selon le Globe&Mail, un second homme armé aurait été tué peu de temps après.

La police parle de plusieurs attaquants. Les habitants du centre d’Ottawa ont reçu l’ordre de se confiner dans les bâtiments.

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OTTAWA, Ontario (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) — A soldier standing guard at Canada’s National War Memorial in Ottawa has been shot by an unknown gunman, who was later killed in a shootout inside the Parliament building, police say.

Witnesses said the gunman was carrying a rifle, and described dozens of shots ringing out in the Parliament building.

The Parliament itself remains on lockdown. Royal Canadian Mounted Police warned people in downtown Ottawa to stay away from windows and rooftops.

The U.S. Embassy in Ottawa is on lockdown.

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/10/22/report-norad-increases-alert-posture-following-canadian-parliament-shooting/

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