Shooting at Parliament Hill: account from VO Ottawa correspondent
UPDATE: The shooter on Parliament Hill has been identified as 32-year-old Canadian-born Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, according to CBSNews.
UPDATE: The soldier shot at the National War Memorial this morning has died. He has been identified as Cpl Nathan Cirillo from the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.
Parliament Hill came under attack today as a man with a rifle shot a soldier at the National War Memorial and then drove to Parliament, firing shots inside the building.
Ottawa correspondent Matt Millar recounted the shocking incident, which left MPs, staff and journalists rattled.
"The incident inside centre block just below our offices in press gallery," Millar said.
"There was an initial loud bang from what sounded like a very high powered gun. After the first bang, there was a lot of shouting from security. And then three dozen rounds of handguns fired just below our office.
"Suddenly I saw a small guy with long black hair... with a long rifle, and he ran away after the shots, across streets in the direction of Parliament Hill," he said.
Update: Metcalfe closed from Slater to Wellington - police investigation. OPS directing traffic. Duration unknown. Avoid area. #otttraffic— City of Ottawa (@ottawacity) October 22, 2014