Canada's Parliament reconvened on Thursday, following yesterday's shooting that was reportedly carried out by a radical Islamist convert. Members of Parliament also gave a long, standing ovation to Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, who is believed to have shot and killed the attacker.
The Parliament also gave a moment of silence for army reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, CBC News reports. "Cirillo was shot and killed while standing guard at the National War Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Wednesday morning."
Vickers issued a statement Thursday, saying in part:
I am very touched by the attention directed at me following yesterday's events. However, I have the support of a remarkable security team that is committed to ensuring the safety of Members, employees and visitors to the Hill. Yesterday, during extraordinary circumstances, security personnel demonstrated professionalism and courage. I am grateful and proud to be part of this team. [Kevin Vickers]
Watch the video below of Vickers' reception in the Parliament, courtesy of CBC News. --Eric Kleefeld