Terrorist Attacked Canadian Parliament; Killed 1 SoldierFeatured, Latest News, News, World News Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
A Muslim convert shot dead a Canadian soldier in Ottawa before exchanging dozens of shots with guards inside Parliament in an attack that left the country’s capital on lockdown Wednesday.
The attacker, who was later identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, fatally shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo, as the 24-year old stood guard at the War Memorial.
He then ran inside the Parliament, where he opened fire before he was chased by police into the main parliament building at Parliament Hill, where he was gunned down.
Zehaf-Bibeau was born in Quebec as Michael Joseph Hall and raised in Laval, north of Montreal.
Authority said Zehaf-Bibeau, who recently converted to Islam had his passport seized after being designated a ‘high-risk traveler’ – even though his mother is Deputy Chairperson for the Immigration and Refuge Board of Canada
The 32-year-old was charged in February 2004 for possession of marijuana and possession of PCP. He pleaded guilty to both charges in December 2004, serving one day in prison for marijuana possession and 60 days for PCP possession.
He also spent a day in jail in March of 2004 for a parole violation and was again convicted of marijuana possession in 2009.
In another case, he received a six-month sentence in 2003 and three years’ probation on a weapons charge.
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