Saturday, 7 January 2017

Shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport

                                            BREAKING NEWS

Gunshots have erupted at the Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida yesterday, leaving five people dead.
Authorities say the gunman, who appeared to be acting alone, is in custody.

Here's the latest on what we know:
    • Five people are dead, and 13 injured people were transported to hospitals, Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief told CNN.
    • The gunman had a gun checked in his baggage and had declared the firearm, law enforcement sources told CNN.
    • The suspect flew to Florida from Alaska, via Canada, the sources said. When he arrived at the airport, he retrieved his bag at baggage claim, he took out the gun and started firing, the sources said.
    • Gene Messina told CNN he'd arrived at the airport as people were being evacuated from the terminal. "I got off the plane and I saw people running and screaming," he said. "At first I was in shock but when I saw TSA agents running, I panicked and hid.
    • Investigators are looking into the gunman's motive, Sharief told CNN.
    • The shooting occurred in the baggage claim area of Terminal 2, officials said.
    • Parts of the airport were evacuated. Aerial footage from CNN affiliates showed large groups of people standing outside on the tarmac.
    More than an hour after the shooting, officials had allowed people to return into the airport, but tensions were still running high, a witness told CNN.
    "Everyone sprinted outside again. We are back out on the tarmac," Judah Fernandez said, adding that it was unclear why people had rushed outside.

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