- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Security at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington National Cemetery has been increased in the wake of the shooting death of an honor guard soldier at Canada’s National War Memorial Wednesday.

Security was increased as a precautionary measure at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier only, according to the U.S. Army District of Washington.

The multiple locations in Ottawa under fire Wednesday included the National War Memorial, a 70-foot, arched granite cenotaph, or tomb, with bronze sculptures commemorating World War I.

On Wednesday, Tony Zobl, 35, said he witnessed the soldier being gunned down from his fourth-floor window directly above the memorial.

“I looked out the window and saw a shooter, a man dressed all in black with a kerchief over his nose and mouth and something over his head as well, holding a rifle and shooting an honor guard in front of the cenotaph point-blank, twice,” Mr. Zobl told the Canadian Press news agency. “The honor guard dropped to the ground, and the shooter kind of raised his arms in triumph holding the rifle.”



This article is based in part on wire service reports.

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