DEVELOPING: Suspect in Custody After Shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport Leaves Multiple Wounded, Some Dead


John Schlicher, a witness to the shooting told Fox News that incident was “very surreal. He did not say a word.” Schlicher reportedly described the shooter now identified as 26 year old Esteban Santiago as a slender man with dark hair wearing a Star Wars T-shirt.

Fox News is currently reporting that “At 2:30 p.m. local time, the TSA said there was another active shooter at the airport and that all terminals were closed. Law enforcement officials would not confirm it.”

While Fox News is reporting the possibility of a second possible shooter it is imperative to note that this has yet to be officially confirmed. Reportedly, there may have been a second incident of shots fired by the taxi staging area. Again, this information has NOT been confirmed by authorities.

The DailyMail is reporting the following:

The deadly shooting at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport is not over yet.

Sources tell that there is another shooter in the parking garage.

Five people were killed and another six injured when a guman[sic] opened fire in the baggage claim area of Terminal 1 around 1pm.

The gunman in that incident – who was wearing a Star Wars shirt -was taken into custody and has since been identified as 26-year-old Esteban Santiago of New Jersey. Santiago was carrying a military ID.

About 90 minutes later, chaos broke out again when more gunshots were heard. Police officers were seen rushing into the parking garage with their guns drawn while bystanders sought shelter behind vehicles.

The TSA confirmed that there was another active shooter situation and issued an order to shelter in place.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel has stated during a press conference that there has NOT been another shooting and that at this time reports of a second shooting are false.

PREVIOUS: Friday afternoon, following reports of shots fired at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the Broward Sheriff’s Department confirmed that at least six people have been shot and that there are multiple fatalities, with one suspect in police custody.

According to reports, the incident took place at the lower level baggage claim area in Terminal 2, at approximately 12:55 p.m est.

While few details are currently known about this developing situation, it is believed that the suspect had acted alone. A motive for the shooting has yet to be released.

Currently, the condition of the six confirmed shooting victims has not yet been released by authorities. It is also unknown at this time how many have been killed.

Via WSVN7 Miami

According to FLL, all services are temporarily suspended.

Authorities first cleared the terminal around gates D4 and D5, located at the north side of the airport. They also closed off the lower level between terminals 2 and 3. Terminal 2 is closed, according to the FAA.

All roadways to these terminals are closed, as well.

Hundreds of passengers and airport employees were immediately cleared out from the area and escorted out onto the tarmac. This area has been secured. By 1:25, these hundreds of people were still outside on the tarmac but buses were en route to transport them away from the area.

We will continue to update on this story as new details surface.

  • honestynow

    Do you think some of the left and greenies will finally wake up and become aware of the total control wanted by prog. govt?

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