The NHL has announced that tonight’s NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa has been postponed.
The incident is still active with one shooter reportedly still at large in downtown Ottawa prompting officials to shutdown the city centre. The first shooter has been killed by police.
Additional security measures have been enacted for other government buildings, embassies, consulates, and sites of importance within the nation’s capital.
NHL player Joffrey Lupul took to Twitter after police issued a lockdown of the downtown Ottawa hotel the Maple Leafs are staying in.
Surreal scene outside of our hotel right now. Lot of very brave police officers we should all be very proud of.
— Joffrey Lupul (@JLupul) October 22, 2014
“The National Hockey League wishes to express its sympathy to all affected by the tragic events that took place this morning in downtown Ottawa,” read a statement released by the NHL.
A date and time for the rescheduled game will be announced at a later date.
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