Heavily armed Canadian police backed by armored vehicles are surrounding the country's parliament buildings in Ottawa, after at least one gunman shot a soldier guarding the nearby National War Memorial.
Armed RCMP officers approach Centre Block on Parliament Hill following a shooting incident in Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 22, 2014. A Canadian soldier was shot at the Canadian War Memorial and a shooter was seen running towards the nearby parliament buildings, where more shots were fired, according to media and eyewitness reports.
An Ottawa police officer attempts to clear people from an area on Metcalfe Street following shootings in downtown Ottawa.
A police officer holds up a length of police tape for pedestrians leaving the downtown area following shooting incidents in Ottawa.
The Conservative Party caucus room is seen shortly after shooting began on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in this image taken and provided by MP Nina Grewal.