A good guy with a gun is never a bad thing. Sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers saved many lives using his firearm to eliminate the terrorist form yesterday’s shooting in the Canadian Parliament.
Just moments after he gunned down Canadian Parliament shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, heroic sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers was seen calmly walking through the halls, gun in hand.
The 58-year-old RCMP veteran has been hailed a hero after putting a swift stop to the attacker’s hail of gunfire after he shot dead a soldier and then stormed the building on Wednesday morning.
A CBC News still shows Vickers holding the gun and walking through the House of Commons’ moments after taking down the assailant.
Vickers has been the House of Commons’ head of security since 2005 and will now go down in history as one of its most memorable after he bravely pursued and took down Zehaf-Bibeau.
Despite working for the RCMP for three decades, relatives said the incident was the first time in his career that Vickers had ever shot anyone.
Riveting video taken inside Ottawa’s House of Commons makes startlingly real just how heart-thumpingly dangerous the situation was that Vickers heroically diffused.
A rush of armed police can be seen running toward an unseen suspect as the video from Globe and Mail opens.
At the head of the pack is a man moving swiftly with his gun in hand toward Zehaf-Bibeau, who had moments before murdered a reservist who stood guard at Canada’s Tomb of the Unknown soldier.
The death of that man, a 24-year-old father of a young son, Nathan Cirillo, would soon be avenged as Vickers takes aim inside the cavernous parliamentary building and fires off multiple shots.
As those shots echo throughout the hall, the video goes wobbly as the men behind their leader Vickers move for cover.