He wanted crystal meth and to talk with President Trump. “‘He is Middle Eastern,’ confirmed a police source. ‘I believe he’s originally from Egypt.’ One witness said there was no references to any religious or terror allegiances in the man’s rantings. The only thing political was the name ‘Trump.’”
Maybe this man was drug-addled or genuinely insane. If so, taking hostages and strapping on a suicide vest was still well within his cultural frame of reference. And so that is what he did.
“WARMINGTON: Vaughan hostage taker wore suicide vest, demanded to speak with Trump,” by Joe Warmington, Toronto Sun, December 14, 2017: