Quote:Witnesses told CTV News, they saw a man with long hair brandishing a rifle and heard four shots fired. Another witness told the news outlet the rifle-bearing man ran towards Parliament Hill.
Witness Scott Walsh described a man running with a double-barrelled shotgun to CBC News, claiming the leapt over the wall surrounding Parliament Hill.
The incident comes only days after a man allegedly tried to run down two Canadian soldiers with his car in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. One soldier died from his injuries, while the suspect was shot dead by police.