Terrorist Kills Soldier In Canada’s Capital
Canada’s capital city was placed on lockdown last week after a terrorist attacked and killed a soldier who was guarding the National War Memorial. Bystanders performed CPR, but were unable to save the life of 24-year-old Nathan Cirillo. Following the attack, the terrorist fled into Ottawa’s parliament buildings, where a caucus meeting was in session with Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper, in attendance. The gunman was shot dead by officers in the Hall of Honour. The area surrounding the parliament buildings remained in lockdown throughout the day as officers worked to ensure that the gunman was working alone. Earlier in the week, Patrice Vincent, another Canadian soldier, was run down in Quebec by a man connected to a terrorist group. In his address to the nation, the prime minister reminded Canadians that Canada is not immune to terrorist attacks.