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Video captures moment Ottawa gunman shot down

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This is the moment Canadian Parliament's sergeant-at-arms took down a terrorist. Mobile phone video shot inside Canada's Parliament House showed armed police officers moving down the marbled-floored hallway as shouts are heard in the distance. The cameraman rushes for cover amid a flurry of gunshots. Kevin Vickers has been named as the officer who took down the gunman, who had stormed into the building after shooting a soldier at Ottawa's nearby war memorial. The official sergeant-at-arms in Parliament, Mr Vickers is responsible for bringing the ceremonial mace into the House of Commons during sittings. But despite his old-fashioned garb, Mr Vickers is in charge of security in Parliament House. All the details are not in, but the sergeant-at-arms, a former Mountie, is the one that engaged the gunman, or one of them at least, and stopped this," Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino said. "He did a great job and, from what I know, shot the gunman and he is now deceased." The suspect has been named by CBS News as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau but police have not yet confirmed it. Zehaf-Bibeau is a Quebec man born in 1982 who had converted to Islam. Bibeau wore a black coat and blue jeans during the shooting, and was armed with a double-barrelled shotgun, according to reports. He was arrested twice for possession of marijuana and PCP in February 2004. Meanwhile, a Twitter account run by ISIS showed a photo of a masked man and claimed it was the Ottawa gunman. The identity of the man in the photo is unverified and the tweet did not name him as Zehaf-Bibeau.