|Cpl. Nathan Cirillo The Canadian Soldier Killed Today At The War Memorial|
Sources told The Toronto Globe and Mail newspaper in Canada 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.
A government official told Fox that investigators believe Zehaf-Bibeau, who was killed at the scene, had changed his name from Joseph Michael Hall. U.S. agencies also have been advised he was believed to be a convert to Islam and was from Quebec.
Counter terrorism investigators are reviewing his social media traffic and profile, with a focus on any link to the attack on two soldiers in Quebec Monday.
At a news conference hours later, authorities described a "dynamic" situation, and could not confirm whether more potential gunmen were at large, although they said no arrests had been made.The soldier was identified as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, according to his aunt, the Globe and Mail reported. Cirillo was a member of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, a regiment of Reserve Forces based in Hamilton, according to the Globe, and was training to join the Canada Border Services Agency. May his soul rest in peace.
"We're still in the process of clearing Parliament Hill. It is a slow and methodical process," Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau said.
The shooting at the government complex came after witnesses said they saw at least one man jump out of a Toyota Corolla and run toward the memorial and open fire on the soldier, who later died at Civic Hospital.
The Sergeant-at-Arms of Canada's Parliament is being hailed as a hero after shooting the terrorist dead. Kevin Vickers, a former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, shot the suspect, said Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino.
|Kevin Vickers, Sergeant-at-Arms of Canada's Parliament|