Canada courthouse gunman killed after policeman wounded
Published on Mar 29, 2014 3:17 AM
OTTAWA (AFP) - Police shot and killed an armed man at Canada's busiest courthouse on the outskirts of Toronto on Friday after he entered the secure building and shot and wounded an officer.
The unidentified shooter walked into the courthouse in Brampton, Ontario at about 11 am and "discharged a firearm," injuring the policeman, a special investigative unit said in a statement.
An exchange of fire is believed to have followed and the assailant was hit and later pronounced dead, the SIU said.
"The bad guy is dead," a policeman at the scene was quoted by the National Post as saying, while a police spokeswoman confirmed to public broadcaster CBC that "shots were fired within the courthouse." Staff Sergeant Dan Richardson of the Peel Regional Police told a press conference that the wounded officer was being treated in hospital and is in stable condition.
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