The Globe and Mail og flere andre kilder navngir nå attenatmannen i Ottawa som Michael Zehef-Bibeau.

Han var kjent for myndighetene:

Federal sources say the shooter, whose identity leaked Wednesday is a man in his early 30s who was known to Canadian authorities.

Ottawa officials say he was recently designated a “high-risk traveller” by the Canadian government and that his passport had been seized – the same circumstances surrounding the case of Martin Rouleau-Couture, the Quebecker who was shot Monday after running over two Canadian Forces soldiers.

Reuters oppgir at han var konvertert til islam.