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Dead, 8 Wounded In Ft. Lauderdale Airport Shooting

Dead, 8 Wounded In Ft. Lauderdale Airport Shooting

Five people were killed, and eight are now being treated for injuries at local hospitals.

Esteban Santiago, the alleged shooter who killed five people at Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida on Friday, January 6, 2017, is pictured in an undated photo. HOW HE ARRIVED AT FLL: Law enforcement officials said Santiago boarded a plane Thursday night in Anchorage, changed planes in Minneapolis and flew to Fort Lauderdale Friday. "Anyone who observes any suspicious activity should report it to airport personnel or police", Guglielmi said in an email. Officials say a military ID was found on Santiago and he was wearing some kind of uniform.

Broward County Sheriff's office tweeted that a suspect was in custody following the shooting that broke out around midday, shutting down the worldwide airport. He pulled a gun out of a checked bag, loaded it in an airport bathroom, and started shooting.

Broward County Fire Rescue told the local CBS affiliate in Miami that a shooting was reported around 1 p.m. ET. It serves Air Canada and Delta Airlines. Bill Nelson that Esteban Santiago is the man being accused of the terrifying shooting at the Fort Lauderdale Airport. "People were trying to run". Operations at the airport have been suspended, and flights are being diverted to neighboring airports.

Footage and pictures from the airport show victims being treated by paramedics, while in others, people can be seen being moved onto the tarmac for their own safety.

"Thoughts and prayers for all". They also say the suspect used a firearm that he properly checked in his bag.

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In response to the attack, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted, "Monitoring the bad situation in Florida".

Delta Air Lines expressed condolences Friday following reports of the shooting in the baggage claim area in Terminal 2 where Delta operates.

A spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Scott said he was traveling to Fort Lauderdale to be briefed by law enforcement. Early reports indicate that some number of people were injured in the attack ― according to NECN, at least ten people were shot, with nine of them injured and one person confirmed dead.

A passenger in the airport told Fox News he heard the first gunshots as he was picking up his luggage from baggage claim.

Updates - This is a developing story.

Former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer tweeted that he was at the airport when shots were fired, but that the scene had since calmed.


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