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New details emerge about Canada shooting


As the investigation of Wednesday's shooting rampage in Ottawa continues, CBS News can report that his passport was revoked by Canadian officials after he contacted known militants in Syria, possibly with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.

Police swarmed the streets after a gunman shot dead a soldier guarding the National War Memorial, reports CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod. Witnesses said the man then stormed Canada's parliament, where he was killed.

On Thursday morning, Ottawa police said they were confident that only one gunman took part in the attack after previously saying that other shooters may have been involved.

The booming sounds of gunfire filled the halls of Canada's parliament as security forces spotted the suspected shooter.

Streams of people fled from the building as police rushed to secure the area.

The violent spree ended when 58-year-old sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers shot and killed the alleged gunman. Vickers has a ceremonial role but is credited for stopping the attack outside a caucus room where members of parliament were holding meetings.

Inside lawmakers used furniture to barricade themselves in rooms for protection.

A Parliament Hill reporter recorded the frenzied moments as the shooting began.

"I don't know, a bunch of gunshots... A guy with a shotgun [gunfire]. Where do we go?! Where do we go?!"

The attack started just steps away at Canada's war memorial. That's where police say the suspect shot a soldier standing guard, at point blank range.

Law enforcement and U.S. government sources told CBS News the suspect's birth name was Michael Joseph Hall, born in Quebec in 1982. He is from British Columbia, recently converted to Islam and called himself Michael Abdul Zehaf-Bibeau. Sources said he had a history of drug addiction prior to his conversion.

No further information was available on Bibeau's apparent contacts with people in Syria, but hundreds of Westerners have traveled to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic extremist groups fighting against the governments of those countries. Many have heeded the call to jihad made in hours and hours of well-crafted propaganda videos posted online by groups including ISIS.

"We were working on the statue, and I heard a bunch of pops. I look across the street and there's a man with a rifle shooting at a bunch of people," a construction worker who witnessed the incident said.

Emergency responders performed CPR but Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was killed.

A dash cam video allegedly shows the suspect getting into a vehicle with no license plates, holding what appears to be a weapon. Multiple eye witnesses describe the man as dressed in black with a scarf over his face.

"Let there be no misunderstanding: We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated," Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a national address Wednesday evening.

He called the shooter a terrorist.

"This week's events are a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world," Harper said.

"We have a tremendous country, if you travel the world, we got it pretty darn good here, and I hope this doesn't change it," parliamentarian John McKay said.

This is the second violent attack on Canadian soil this week.

On Monday, a radical jihadi deliberately ran over two Canadian soldiers, killing one. That suspect was also shot and killed following a police chase.

LPD: Man arrested in deadly Lumberton crash was intoxicated
LUMBERTON - A Beaumont man has been arrested in connection with a deadly crash that killed a Lumberton man in front of Lumberton High School last Thursday.

Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins says officers arrested 58-year-old Elmer Ray Rivers, Jr., of Beaumont on a charge of intoxication manslaughter.

According to Chief Sullins, Rivers crashed into a vehicle driven by Robert Lance Wood, 58, last Thursday, Oct. 16, on Highway 69 in front of Lumberton High School.

Rivers is in the Hardin County Jail. His bond is set at half a million dollars.

If convicted of the second degree felony, Rivers could face two to 20 years in prison as well as up to a $10,000 fine.

Chief Sullins says Rivers' criminal history includes a number of DWI's.

Motorcycle crash victim recovering at Beaumont hospital
BEAUMONT - A driver of a motorcycle is recovering tonight at a Beaumont hospital after a driver hit him.

The crash happened around at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Maple and Magnolia.

Officers say the driver of a truck was heading north on Maple while the motorcyclist was heading south.

They say the driver of the truck tried to make a left turn on Maple but ended up hitting the motorcyclist.

Police are still investigating the crash.

Crystal Boyett's pretrial hearing set
HARDIN COUNTY - Crystal Boyett was in court today, and a judge set a pre-trial hearing for Dec. 1.

Boyett is charged with three counts of manslaughter and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon investigators say she caused a crashed that killed two Lumberton sisters and the oldest sister's unborn child.

According to an assistant district attorney, a change of venue was brought up in court today (Wednesday), but the judge did not take any action on the subject.

We tried to talk to Boyett as she left the courtroom.

She had no comment, and a woman leaving immediately behind her hit our camera.

Boyett is out of jail on bond.

If convicted, she could face punishment ranging from probation to up to 20 years in prison.

Deadly crash in Port Neches involving dump truck and pickup; what police say happened
PORT NECHES - A man who police believe ran a stop sign is dead following a crash Wednesday involving a dump truck and a pickup.
The crash happened on FM 366 right near Detroit Avenue in Port Neches.

Police believe Timothy Ling, 38, of Nederland ran a stop sign while traveling south on Detroit avenue, then hit a dump truck traveling south on FM 366.

The crash caused the dump truck to rollover.

Ling was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the dump truck, 65-year-old Norris Zeno of Beaumont was transported to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

DPS is still investigating the crash.

PAPD still working to identify person who died when his car caught fire in Port Arthur
PORT ARTHUR - Police are trying to identify a man who died after his vehicle caught fire during a crash last Saturday.

Port Arthur police say they were not able to get the fingerprints of the victim because of severe burns, so they've ordered a three-day DNA match. The results should be available Thursday, Oct. 23.

Two men passing by the accident in the 1800 block of Highway 73 stopped and did all they could to save the man.

However, when officers arrived, the victim's car was engulfed in flames and the driver dead inside.

Doggie pink parade to encourage patients battling breast cancer
BEAUMONT - It was about celebrating and encouraging breast cancer survivors.

Dogs that are part of Baptist Hospital's animal assistance therapy program called Pet Partners were dressed up in pink and had a mission.

The dogs walked the halls and visited with patients in an effort to increase awareness of the disease.

Organizers say the dogs brought comfort to patients, perhaps when some needed it most.

Christus Live Well Women's Conference rescheduled
BEAUMONT - The Eight Annual Christus Live Well Women's Conference has been rescheduled to give more women an opportunity to attend the event.

The conference will now be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Ford Park.

The all-day conference includes a day of workshop sessions to empower women to improve their physical, spiritual and mental health.

The event also includes free health screenings and a shopping area.

The 2015 celebrity keynote speaker will be announced soon.

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