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Ottawa shootings eyewitness: 'No time to be afraid'

The Canadian Parliament is in lockdown after a gunman shot a soldier guarding a nearby monument and was then chased by police into the building.

Video footage taken inside the parliament building showed police ducking for cover as a long burst of gunfire rang out.

Alain Merizier, a waiter in the parliament building, spoke to the BBC.

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