Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, is seen in an undated picture from the Vancouver Police Department released by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police October 25, 2014. (Reuters/Vancouver Police Department)
Before launching his attack on Canada’s National War Memorial and the Parliament, the Ottawa gunman had recorded a video which police says proves that he was driven by ideological and political motives.
Authorities now have “persuasive evidence that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau‘s attack was driven by ideological and political motives,” Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Bob Paulson said in a statement.
Paulson did not say how police got a hold of the video or what was shown in it. Paulson added that the video cannot be released at this time as detailed analysis is being conducted.
“The RCMP is conducting a detailed analysis of the video for evidence and intelligence. You must understand that we cannot release this video at this time and I would ask for your patience in this regard,” the statement read.
Paulson said that a rifle in possession of Zehaf-Bibeau came from his aunt’s house in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, and they’re looking into how the 32-year old Canadian born got the “old and uncommon” rifle.
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