B.C. MPs recall terror on the day a gunman stormed Parliament Hill

Police shouted. Glass shattered. Doors were barricaded as hundreds of people hid in their offices on Parliament Hill two months ago. A picture of the chaotic scene has been revealed by NDP Vancouver-East MP Libby Davies after a masked gunman stormed the Centre Block building in Ottawa on Oct. 22. “SWAT teams made a hell of a commotion. Police came to office doors. If nobody answered, they banged the door down. Staffers were lying on the floor with guns pointed at their heads,” she said. Davies says authorities spent 12 hours securing the area, checking every nook and cranny in the six-storey, Gothic-style edifice. She says the authorities had no time for niceties as they went about their grim business.