Allegedly, a shooting suspect is in custody.
Washington Post Police said five people were killed in a shooting Friday afternoon at the Fort Lauderdale international airport that also sent eight others to the hospital. The suspected shooter is in custody, according to a spokeswoman for the Broward County Sheriff’s Department, which was on scene at the airport.
Multiple news outlets are reporting five people have died, and the Broward Sheriff’s office tweeted eight people are injured and have been transported to a hospital. Sen. Bill Nelson told ABC News the suspected shooter has been identified as Esteban Santiago, who had a military ID on him. Unclear if it belongs to him.
— Marqis Goldbergstein (@alphakangz) January 6, 2017
Second shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport confirmed by TSA
People are being told to take shelter after a second shooting reported at Ft. Lauderdale – this one at Terminal 1. The first was at Terminal 2. Passengers are being evacuated from the first incident at Terminal 2 in an orderly fashion, after five people were killed and 13 injured. The situation is still fluid.
Second shooting reportedly taking place at Ft. Lauderdale airport https://t.co/VPRqwxZ7WZ
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) January 6, 2017
BREAKING: dozens of people seen running out of Ft Lauderdale airport for SECOND time after earlier shooting killed at least 5 @KTVU
— Ross Palombo (@RossPalombo) January 6, 2017