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Stephen Colbert praises sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers, the Parliament Hill hero

Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers leads Senate page Brigette DePape (not shown) from the Senate chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in this file photo from June 3, 2011.  According to Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino, Vickers shot dead one of the suspects in the October 22, 2014 shooting incident on Parliament Hill.  A gunman shot and wounded a soldier in Ottawa and then entered the country's parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired.  (REUTERS/Chris Wattie/Files)

Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers leads Senate page Brigette DePape (not shown) from the Senate chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in this file photo from June 3, 2011. According to Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino, Vickers shot dead one of the suspects in the October 22, 2014 shooting incident on Parliament Hill. A gunman shot and wounded a soldier in Ottawa and then entered the country's parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie/Files)

U.S. satirical news host Stephen Colbert took a moment during Wednesday's night show to praise sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers, the hero who put down Parliament Hill gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

The four-minute, 32-second segment begins with a preamble to last week's "shocking" attack that killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, injured security officer Samearn Son, and sent ministers and government staff fleeing to safety on the Hill.

"But as horrific as this incident was it would have been even worse if it hadn't been stopped by the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms, Kevin Vickers," Colbert said.

The show breaks to a clip of CBC's blow-by-blow account of Vickers' now legendary dive-spin-and-unload shooting manoeuvre that ended Zehaf-Bibeau's rampage.

"To hell with Bruce Willis, this Canadian just put the 'eh' in ‘yippee ki yay motherf–--er,'" Colbert said.

Colbert goes on to apologize for all the bad things he's ever said about Canadians ("maple sucking moose-humpers" etc.) and ends the segment with a truncated and altered version of 'O Canada.'

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