The gunman drives away from the war monument, and heads to the Parliament buildings on Parliament Hill. Witnesses say his face is covered in a scarf or mask. He enters Canada’s Parliament. At least 30 shots are fired in an exchange of fire with guards.
Police in bulletproof vests and automatic weapons surround the streets near Parliament, telling people to clear the area, shouting:
We do not have the suspect in custody. You are in danger here.
All cell phones in the area are blocked. Members of Parliament are told to lock themselves in their offices, and stay away from the windows: Security Alert:
If your door does not lock, find a way to barricade the door, if possible. Do not open a door under any circumstances.
— Graham Richardson (@grahamctv) October 22, 2014