October 22, 2014 - 11:14 AM
KAMLOOPS – Our local Member of Parliament and Senator are safe in Ottawa but both remain under lockdown at Parliament’s centre block.
Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod and others including Senator Nancy Green Raine, will remain in the block until further notice.
“That’s all we can say right now,” Jennifer Thompson, a spokesperson for McLeod told InfoNews. The local office was open this morning but as of 11:45 a.m. the office was closed.
Al Raine, Sun Peaks Mayor and husband to the senator, says he woke to news of the shooting and it was not until about an hour later that he first heard from his wife by email. As of just before 1 p.m. PST she was still in lockdown with the rest of the caucus. She is expected to return home to Sun Peaks Thursday or Friday, depending on when the lockdown ends.
The lockdown is in effect after a gunman opened fire at Parliament Hill early this morning. Two were injured including a soldier who has since died of his injuries.
Ottawa RCMP members are still searching for others who may be involved in the attack. One gunman is reported to be dead.
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— This story was updated at 1:12 p.m., Oct. 22, 2014 with the local office closure.
— This story was updated at 1:48 p.m., Oct. 22, 2014 with information about Sen. Nancy Greene Raine.
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