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Michael Zehaf Bibeau, Ottawa Shooting Suspect, Was Not On Terror Watchlist: RCMP

10/23/2014 04:00 EDT | Updated 12/22/2014 05:59 EST

The commissioner of the RCMP says Michael Zehaf Bibeau, the man killed Wednesday after a shooting at the National War Memorial and on Parliament Hill, was not on the RCMP's watch list of potential high-risk travellers.

Bob Paulson also says there's no evidence of a link between Zehaf Bibeau and Martin Couture-Rouleau, who ran down two Canadian soldiers in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., on Monday.

Paulson told a news conference that Zehaf Bibeau was met with gunfire from Commons security as he ran into the Centre Block on Parliament Hill, brandishing a 30-30, lever-action Winchester rifle.

Video shown at the news conference indicates there were Mounties close on the gunman's heels as he rushed up the stairs and into the building.

The videos show the suspect abandoning a car on Wellington Street, in front of the Hill.

They show the man running up the drive, hijacking a cabinet minister's car and driving it a few dozen metres to the front door of Parliament.

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