The hero is the unamed marksman from the Toronto Emergency Task Force who ended a tense hostage taking standoff yesterday morning with one well placed shot. Article from the Toronto Sun.
Asshat of the day award goes to the man he shot. After attempting and failing to shoot his estranged wife, this cretin with a long history of spousal abuse pistol whipped her and then took a 20 year old woman hostage and held the police off in front of Union Station in downtown Toronto. He dropped his guard for a second and the sniper took his shot. Don’t know if this was a case of “suicide by cop” or not but, if so, he got what he wanted and the hostage was unharmed.
Well done officer and good riddance scumbag.
Update: Thanks for Rachel Ann for pointing out that the Toronto Star link didn’t work. Replaced with the more sensational Toronto Sun.