Kevin Vickers became a hero when he stopped a gunman in 2014 who attacked Canada’s House of Commons
Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers to the rescue again! He tackled a protestor who attempted to interrupt a memorial service in Dublin.
The name should ring a bell since Vickers shot gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau in 2014 when he ambushed Parliament Hill. Vickers served as the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms at the time.
Vickers attended the memorial to commemorate “the 100 British soldiers who died during the Easter Rising, also called the Easter Rebellion, when Irish republicans tried to overthrow British control of the country by force.” The CBC reports:
Vickers was the first to respond to the disturbance, tackling the man and leading him away from the ceremony. Police later arrested the protester.
“This man just ran forward and started screaming, ‘It’s a disgrace.’ He was tackled by somebody and it was only after that I realized it was the Canadian ambassador,” an unnamed eyewitness told the Irish Independent.
“The whole thing lasted about a minute. The Canadian ambassador grabbed him. There was a struggle and gardaí [the police] wrestled him to the ground. Without hesitation [Mr Vickers] jumped out from the middle of dignitaries,” the eyewitness said.
Vickers became a national hero when he shot and killed Zehaf-Bibeau in October 2014. Reports said Vickers was in his office when he heard the gunshots. He took out his gun and tracked down Zehaf-Bibeau in the halls of Parliament. Parliament greeted him with a standing ovation the following day.DONATE
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