The Daily Fix: Gunman Fired on Canadian Parliament, CDC Monitoring Travelers From Africa, and Man Jumped White House Fence
At about 10 a.m. Wednesday morning a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa was shot, the CBC reported.
After hearing shots, one onlooker said she saw “a small man with long black hair” running with a rifle toward Parliament Hill.
Witnesses reported hearing more shots, and police pursued the shooter into the building, where he was killed by an officer. The soldier was taken to the hospital and later died from his injuries.
The shooter was 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian-born man whose birth name is Michael Joseph Hall. Authorities believe he acted alone.
Many details about the shooting and the shooter are still unknown.
“In the days to come, we will learn more about the terrorist and any accomplices he may have had, but this week’s events are a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere in the world,” said Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. “Let there be no misunderstanding: We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated.”
In other news…
Another One Jumps the Fence: A 23-year-old man is in custody after jumping over the White House fence on Wednesday. He was chased down and caught by Secret Service and K-9 dogs. The Secret Service was widely criticized in September after another man jumped the fence and made it all the way inside the White House. (via NBC Washington)
Goodell to Testify at Rice Hearing: NFL football player Ray Rice, who was indefinitely suspended for allegedly punching his then-fianceé in an elevator, is appealing his suspension. He will have a hearing before a judge on Nov. 5 and 6, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be forced to testify. (via ESPN)
CDC Focuses on Travelers: People traveling to the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea will be monitored for 21 days after they arrive, according to officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (via NPR)
Blackwater Guards Guilty: A jury found a Blackwater Worldwide guard guilty of murder and three of his coworkers guilty of manslaughter for killing 14 civilians in a Baghdad square in 2007. (via Bloomberg)
Small Settlement Pays Off: A Birmingham, Ala., man will receive a $1,000 settlement after police hit and kicked him in 2008. His lawyers will receive $459,000 in expenses and fees. (via Reuters)
‘LGBT for Gun Rights’: The Pink Pistols are gay, libertarian, and really love guns. (via Vice)
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