People on Twitter claim that the man had Algerian origins and had taken the Muslim name "Abdul" .... but our overly politically correct media is still playing dumb on several issues and keeping a lot of details under wraps.
The attack on Parliament Hill’s Centre Block and the National War Memorial has left one Canadian soldier and one male suspect dead.
Soldier shot at the National War Memorial has died
One suspect confirmed dead
Suspect had passport seized after being designated a “high-risk traveller”
Prime Minister safe and "not on Parliament Hill"
Downtown Ottawa and federal government buildings in lockdown
Several hours later, Ottawa Police and RCMP officers were still searching Parliament Hill and officials declined to say whether the gunman acted alone.
Federal sources have identified the suspected shooter as Michael Zehef-Bibeau, a man in his early 30s who was known to Canadian authorities.
Sources told The Globe and Mail that he was recently designated a “high-risk traveller” by the Canadian government and that his passport had been seized – the same circumstances surrounding the case of Martin Rouleau-Couture, the Quebecker who was shot Monday after running down two Canadian Forces soldiers with his car.
The soldier that was killed was identified as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, according to his aunt. Cpl. Cirillo, who was a member of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, a regiment of Reserve Forces based in Hamilton, was training to join the Canada Border Services Agency, his aunt told The Globe and Mail........
Very sad MT @megunder: On Sunday, we asked a very handsome guard for picture - RIP Nathan Cirillo pic.twitter.com/N4d4acXcmF #OttawaShooting
— TorSun City Editor (@TorSunCity) October 22, 2014