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Sgt-at-Arms Who Took Down Ottawa Shooter Gets Standing Ovation at Canadian Parliament

Kevin Vickers, the 58-year-old ceremonial Sergeant-at-Arms of Canada’s parliament, received a standing ovation from Canadian lawmakers on Thursday after gunning down an attacker who targeted the Canadian parliament on Wednesday morning.

Off-duty at the time of the attack, Vickers fatally wounded a 32-year-old convert to Islam after the man stormed into the Canadian parliament with a shotgun – which he had just used to kill 25-year-old Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo at the nearby Canadian War Memorial. 

A Canadian journalist snapped a photograph of Vickers moments after he’d shot the gunman:

Canadian lawmakers returned to parliament on Thursday morning, giving Vickers a rousing standing ovation as he took his usual position overlooking the room. 

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