Canadian ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers, right, subdues a protester in Dublin on Thursday. (Photo: Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
The man who was hailed as a hero after the Parliament Hill shooting in 2014 doesn't seem to be taking a break from being a badass.
According to an eyewitness, a protester at the event "just ran forward and started screaming 'It's a disgrace'."
Vickers then "without hesitation" grabbed the man or, as The Journal reports, "bear-hugged" him until guards stepped in to make an arrest.
A video and photos of the incident quickly spread on social media.
Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers tackles protester at ceremony to honour British soldiers killed in 1916https://t.co/idQ3g16gG8— RTÉ News (@rtenews) May 26, 2016
Canadian ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers, right, wrestles with a protester during a ceremony in Dublin on Thursday. (Photo: Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
Vickers, who received a standing ovation in Parliament for his bravery during the Ottawa shooting, was praised on Twitter for his actions at the event.
"Listen world, don't mess with Kevin Vickers," wrote Conservative MP Michelle Rempel.
Listen world, don't mess with Kevin Vickers. https://t.co/QZYNriYg3T— Michelle Rempel, MP (@MichelleRempel) May 26, 2016
A spokesman for Global Affairs Canada said Vickers, 59, was not injured in the incident and would not be doing media interviews about the altercation.
Vickers served 29 years as an RCMP officer.
With files from The Canadian Press
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