US, Canada air defences on alert after Ottawa shooting

US and Canadian air defences were placed on heightened alert after a shooting in Canada`s parliament, a US defense official said on Wednesday.

Washington: US and Canadian air defences were placed on heightened alert after a shooting in Canada`s parliament, a US defense official said on Wednesday.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) "is taking appropriate and prudent steps to ensure we are adequately postured to respond quickly to any incidents involving aviation in Canada," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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