Toronto: Hostage taker shot by police marksman


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dsb
August 25, 2004, 01:43 PM
A gunman has been shot dead by a police sniper and his hostage freed after a rush-hour standoff outside of Union Station on Front St. this morning....

This took place just outside the central subway/train station in Toronto this morning. Looks like the guy had a sawed-off shotgun or some type of jury-rigged gun - the pictures are too blurry for me to tell. Police sniper killed him with a single shot. Story and details - Toronto Star (http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1093428104801&call_pageid=968332188492&col=968793972154)

Now wait for calls for increased gun control :rolleyes:

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TallPine
August 25, 2004, 01:46 PM
Good shooting!

I bet he (the BG) won't do that again :p

WT
August 25, 2004, 01:59 PM
Good shooting. Canadian snipers have an excellent reputation.

Amazing how people just hang around when a BG is waving a gun. Makes the job tougher for the LEO's trying to contain the situation.

El Tejon
August 25, 2004, 02:49 PM
What's the line from "Way of the Gun"?--"there are guns here!":)

Gump
August 25, 2004, 03:24 PM
Another person that couldn't handle the threat of a potential lockout in the NHL

Pilgrim
August 25, 2004, 03:29 PM
From a witness - "It was an unbelievable thing to see. It was like something out of a movie," bank employee Oroosh Sheikh said.

Isn't it interesting when reality strikes it is compared the witness' most vivid fantasy experiences?

Pilgrim

Andrew Rothman
August 25, 2004, 03:38 PM
How could this have happened?

I thought that Canada's gun control regulations and registration program and its compassionate social programs made it a violence-free utopia!

MAURICE
August 25, 2004, 05:23 PM
Ya know, after squinting real hard at the picture (yeah, real scientific, I know) it almost looks like a chopped up Marlin 60. I dunno..

hksw
August 25, 2004, 05:44 PM
That's the line I'm thinking too. A cut down .22 rifle.

Fly320s
August 25, 2004, 06:52 PM
I was thinking it's a cut down 10/22. That little black blur looks like a bolt handle to me.

BTW, Good job, Canada.

Standing Wolf
August 25, 2004, 06:53 PM
Score a point for civilization.

TheOtherOne
August 25, 2004, 07:23 PM
Oh, that's horrible. "Why couldn't they have just shot him in the leg?"

:D

Just kidding. Good shot! It stopped that threat and all future threats presented by him.

Stand_Watie
August 25, 2004, 08:36 PM
Ya know, after squinting real hard at the picture (yeah, real scientific, I know) it almost looks like a chopped up Marlin 60. I dunno..

I couldn't make it out myself, but one one witness statement suggests a little to back up that theory

"Nov, a former Israeli soldier, heard "two pops" and quickly hustled his family and employees into the walk-in freezer of his countertop eatery, Pumpernickel Catering"

Granted we don't know where he heard the shots from, but "pops" sounds more like .22 than other rifle or shotgun to my ear.

MAURICE
August 26, 2004, 02:17 PM
duh, Im stupid.
If it is indeed a chopped .22, then it is not a Mod 60. Has to be box fed mag, not tubular. So yes, probably more like a 10/22 or Rem 597.

chevrofreak
August 29, 2004, 08:01 AM
Ya know, after squinting real hard at the picture (yeah, real scientific, I know) it almost looks like a chopped up Marlin 60. I dunno..


Exactly what I thought!

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