Ottawa Shooter Reveals Motive for Deadly Attack in Video

PHOTO: Ottawa shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau recorded a video shortly before his October 2014 attack, according to the RCMP.PlayRCMP
WATCH Police Release New Video of Canada Shooter's Parliament Attack

The man who killed a Canadian soldier and then opened fire at the Canadian Parliament last October said in a newly-released video that he did it “in retaliation for Afghanistan.”

“Canada’s officially become one of our enemies by fighting and bombing us and creating a lot of terror in our countries and killing us and our innocents,” Michael Zehaf-Bibeau says in the video, which police say was filmed in his car just prior to the attack. “So we [are] just aiming to hit some soldiers just to show you’re not even safe in your own land and you got to be careful.”

The video was presented to the Canadian Parliament today by RCMP Commission Bob Paulson, who said that a total of 18 seconds had been edited out of the video from the beginning and end for operational purposes.

Last October, 32-year-old dual Libyan-Canadian national first opened fire at Canada’s National War Memorial outside the Canadian Parliament, killing a uniformed soldier, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. Zehaf-Bibeau then hijacked a car, drove the short distance to Parliament where he ran inside and opened fire again. He was gunned down by 58-year-old Sgt. at Arms Kevin Vickers before anyone else could be killed.

PHOTO: A law enforcement official confirms to ABC News that this is a photo of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.Obtained by ABC News
A law enforcement official confirms to ABC News that this is a photo of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

Paulson said today Canadian authorities have still not figured out where Zehaf-Bibeau obtained the relatively small caliber rifle he used. Paulson said an autopsy report revealed Zehaf-Bibeau was sober when he undertook the attack.

PHOTO: An AP map shows the locations of the National War Monument, Parliament and a shopping mall in Ottawa, Canada where gun shots were reported on Oct. 22, 2014.AP
An AP map shows the locations of the National War Monument, Parliament and a shopping mall in Ottawa, Canada where gun shots were reported on Oct. 22, 2014.