By ordering military bases shut down, the Canadian government is acting upon the assumption that this is a jihad attack, and one that is being carried out in obedience to the Islamic State’s call to target Western military personnel.
“Ottawa shooting: Live updates,” by Steve Robson, Mirror, October 22, 2014 (thanks to Lookmann)
[For the pics and videos noted, hit the Mirror link — times below are UK time, not Ottawa time]:
4:46 pmMilitary bases shut down across Canada
Military bases are being shut down across Canada in response to today’s events.
All parliamentary personnel have received an email titled “Security Alert”.
It states: “All buildings are currently in lockdown. This means stay in your office with the doors locked. Stay away from the windows.”
It also warns people to barricade their doors if they cannot lock them, and concludes: “Do no open the door under any circumstances.”
VIDEO: Police in gun battle with attackers inside Canadian Parliament