Esteban Santiago ID'd as gunman in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

Gunfire at Fort Lauderdale Airport Leaves Multiple Dead

Gunfire at Fort Lauderdale Airport Leaves Multiple Dead

A "lone shooter' on Friday shot and killed several people and wounded others at Fort Lauderdale global airport, according to local media".

US Senator Bill Nelson has said the arrested suspect was carrying military ID with the name Esteban Santiago, although it is not clear whether it belonged to him or someone else. "I didn't know if I would be shot or if my wife or my mother-in-law would, either", he said.

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.

When asked about whether this was a terrorist act, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel told Local 10 that he did not believe there was a larger plot involved.

Sheriff Israel reports that the suspect was taken into custody without incident and is being questioned.

Just after 1pm, he wrote that "shots have been fired".

Between 80,000 and 100,000 passengers travel through Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International daily.

Authorities gave no details on a possible motive for the shooting inside Terminal 2, which serves Delta Air Lines and Air Canada.

The Federal Aviation Association issued a ground stop shortly after the shooting, suspending all flights at the airport.

According to reports, Santiago - a U.S. army national guard - is from New Jersey but most recently lived in Naples, Florida.

"People were scared and frantically running to avoid being shot". Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport, scene of a mass shooting this afternoon, was Ari Fleischer, who is often a guest on cable TV news and is a former White House press secretary for Pres. George W. Bush. Came out shooting people in baggage claim.

The Miami Herald reports that Santiago arrived at the airport on a flight from Canada. NBC confirmed around 2:55 p.m. that there is at least one other active shooter still at large, and in a tweet, the TSA advised people to shelter in place while authorities respond.

Hundreds of people were standing on the tarmac as dozens of police cars and ambulances rushed to the scene.

Airport police notified the public about additional security measures on Twitter.

The city's mayor has said a lone gunman was responsible for the attack, and the suspect has been taken into custody unharmed and without incident. "Stay safe!" Trump tweeted. Thoughts and prayers for all.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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