PressTV: US air defense on alert over Canada shooting


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Police officers take cover near Parliament Hill following a shooting incident in Ottawa on Wednesday.

 Police officers take cover near Parliament Hill following a shooting incident in Ottawa on Wednesday.

Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:50AM GMT

The United States put its air defense on alert and placed its embassy in Ottawa on lockdown following shooting incidents in Canada including one inside its parliament building.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is taking “appropriate” measures to ensure quick reaction to “any incidents involving aviation in Canada,” said a US defense official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

On Wednesday, a gunman shot dead a Canadian soldier at a war memorial in Ottawa and was chased by police toward the Canadian parliament. Following a gun battle inside the building, the gunman was fatally shot by officers.

Witnesses said over 20 shots were fired inside the parliament building and at least three people were taken to hospital for treatment.

The Canadian soldier was identified as Cpl. Nathan…

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