Kevin Vickers greeted with standing ovation returning to Parliament


Emotional sergeant-at-arms is greeted back to parliament with a rousing standing ovation a day after he heroically shot dead terrorist – the first time he used weapon in 30 year career

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Lydia Warren for MailOnline

  • Kevin Vickers, 58, returned to the House of Commons on Thursday and was met with enthusiastic applause from the Members of Parliament
  • In a statement, he said his actions were possible thanks to the help of a great security team and passed on his condolences to victims’ families
  • Vickers took down Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, in the Parliament on Wednesday morning after he shot dead Corporal Nathan Cirillo, 24
  • Vickers is a decorated 29-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who’s headed House of Commons security since 2006
  • The shooting was his first exchange of gunfire with a suspect in his career

The heroic sergeant-at-arms who shot dead a lone gunman in Canada’s Parliament on Wednesday has been greeted back to work with a lengthy standing ovation.

Kevin Vickers, 58, struggled to contain his emotions as members of the House of Commons paid tribute to his bravery, which put an end to Michael Zehaf-Bibeau’s shooting spree.

Rousing footage shows Vickers leading a ceremonial parade into the chamber on Thursday morning and being greeted by enthusiastic applause from the members of Parliament.

He managed to stay mostly expressionless throughout the standing ovation – simply nodding in thanks several times – but as the cheers continued, he appeared to tear up with emotion.

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Overwhelmed: Kevin Vickers, the sergeant-at-arms for Canada's House of Commons, becomes emotional as members of Parliament applaud him on Thursday, a day after he shot dead a gunman inside the building

Overwhelmed: Kevin Vickers, the sergeant-at-arms for Canada’s House of Commons, becomes emotional as members of Parliament applaud him on Thursday, a day after he shot dead a gunman inside the building

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