Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Attack in Ottawa - Canada

Among the prompt responses in the wake of a bold shooting in Ottawa Wednesday morning was the choice to place all Canadian Forces bases under increased security. All bases, including CFB Halifax and CFB Kingston, were instantly shut to the general population, their front doors bolted inside two hours of the episode close — and on — Parliament Hill. Inside 90 minutes, Forces parts had gotten particular and strict directions from their bosses not to talk about what had happened with parts of the media.
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Lt. War fleet Marco Chouinard of the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu battalion affirmed that a mandate has likewise gone out educating any Forces part not right now on obligation to wear regular citizen garments in the event that they want to be out in broad daylight on Wednesday. Heading to and from work in uniform is fine, he clarified, yet a stop at the market or a visit to the rec center would require a change.

Chouinard said "the considerations and petitions to God" of his whole battalion go out to those affected by the savagery in Ottawa.

Starting 2 p.m., the Department of National Defense had not discharged a formal explanation about the assault in Ottawa. A male trooper, allegedly a part of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders infantry unit, was shot at roughly 9:50 a.m. while standing watchman at Canada's war dedication and was transported to doctor's facility. Ottawa police affirmed that he had passed on of his wounds in a matter of seconds before 2 p.m. Two other individuals were apparently harmed when the shooter — or shooters — climbed to Parliament Hill itself and opened fire in Center Block.

The brutality comes days after a radicalized Quebec man, who had changed over to Islam lately, hit two troopers with his auto outside the Saint-Jean-Sur-Richilieu army. One of those fighters, 53-year-old warrant officer Patrice Vincent, therefore passed on of his wounds. The motive for the attacks in Ottawa remains unclear.