‘The anglos are waking up’: Pauline Marois possible target of Quebec election gunman
MONTREAL — Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois was abruptly dragged off stage by bodyguards midway through her victory speech Tuesday after a 62-year-old man wearing a blue robe and a balaclava allegedly opened fire into the theatre where she was speaking.
Moments later, TV cameras showed a man in glasses being arrested and police seizing what appeared to be two firearms, a handgun and a rifle. The man, from Quebec City, is believed to have had previous dealings with police.
“The anglos are waking up” the ranting suspect said in French with an English accent as he was led away by police. Then alternating between English and French he added: “There’s going to be f—-ing payback. It’s enough. Wanna make trouble.”
(Photo: The Canadian Press/Montreal La Presse/Olivier Pontbriand)