The parliament building is currently in lockdown, with legislators still inside as police clear each room in turn. It is thought a gunman may still be at large, and a video shared by the Canadian Globe and Mail indicates there have been dozens of shots exchanged inside.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was within the Parliament building when the incident began, but was immedaitely moved to a secure location by his security detail. The Victorian parliament building has very quickly been surrounded by police armoured vehicles, and a number of support vehicles including a crane have now arrived.
One parliamentary staffer has described the first gunman as being around 5 foot 9 tall, overweight and with an 'Arabic scarf' covering his face. It is not known if this was the gunman killed by the master-at-arms inside the parliament building.
Read the rest here and click on blue Arabic Scarf to read the Daily Mail's article...