Canada parliament applauds Sergeant-at-Arms

Commuters who spent the day in lockdown near the Parliament building head home in Ottawa, Canada on October 22, 2014Canada’s parliament reopened Thursday and gave a hero’s welcome to Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, who a day earlier had put aside his ceremonial duties to draw a gun and take down an assailant. Applause rang out for the guardian of the cradle of Canada’s democracy — who bears the assembly’s ceremonial mace — followed by a prayer, the national anthem, a moment of silence.

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