As details emerge of Wednesday’s assault on Canada’s Parliament building in Ottawa, a legislator said weapons were being made by Parliament members in hiding.
An alleged Islamist sympathizer was shot and killed in the massive Parliament building after killing a soldier stationed at a nearby war memorial. While those inside hid in locked rooms, Parliament members fashioned spears from flagpoles to defend themselves.
The unidentified legislator told the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail members of the Conservative caucus made spears from flagpoles in the room in which they were barricaded.
“There were 15 flags up at caucus and all but two were taken down,” the legislator said.
“These guys were up there, holding these spears, ready to impale anyone who came in,” another source told the newspaper.