Multiple dead, at least 6 injured in shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport

January 6, 2017




DEVELOPING –  There are "multiple people dead" and at least six injured Friday after a shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, the Broward County Sheriff says.

The shooting took place around 1 p.m. local time and a suspect is in custody. The city's mayor said there was only one shooter involved.

The airport tweeted that there is an “ongoing incident” at the Terminal 2 baggage claim and that all services are temporarily suspended.


Crews evacuated hundreds of passengers from the terminal onto the tarmac.

Ari Fleischer, a former White House spokesman, was at the airport at the time of the shooting and tweeted that "everyone is running."



The office of Florida Gov. Rick Scott said state law enforcement have not confirmed a motive behind the shooting. Scott is traveling to the scene to be briefed by law enforcement.


The ATF is responding to the scene. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was monitoring the shooting and getting regular updates -- part of standard practice, a federal law enforcement source told Fox News.

The airport is the 22nd busiest in the United States and serves 21 different airlines.


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