Ceremonial guard falls on bayonet during Hill march

One of the Governor General’s Foot Guards suffered a serious injury this morning when he fell during a Parliament Hill parade and stabbed himself with his rifle-mounted bayonet.

The ceremonial guards were performing the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony when the incident occurred.

The 20-year-old man was stabbed in the forearm and received medical treatment for severe blood loss at the scene. He was hospitalized but in stable condition.