Multiple fatalities have been confirmed in a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida in baggage claim at terminal 2. Although police said a suspect is in custody, there are later reports of more gunfire in other terminals.

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  • UPDATE 2225 UTC Florida shooting suspect was taken to a mental hospital in Nov. after telling the FBI the gov’t had ‘forced him to watch ISIS videos’.
  • UPDATE 2205 UTC Canadian Embassy spokeswoman: Fort Lauderdale gunman was not on a Canadian flight and instead flew from Anchorage in Alaska via Minneapolis
  • UPDATE 2149 UTC Bomb Squad will be carrying out a controlled explosion on a suspicious package at Fort Lauderdale shortly.
  • UPDATE 2140 UTC Air Canada has confirmed that Esteban Santiago was not on any of their 10 daily flights to FLL.
  • UPDATE 2117 UTC Helicopters continue to circle over airport.

  • UPDATE 2059 UTC Photo of the weapon released by CBS News.
  • UPDATE 2058 UTC First picture of the shooter released by eye witness.


  • UPDATE 2014 UTC FAA issued a ground stop for flights around the country that are destined to FLL.
  • UPDATE 1951 UTC Air traffic stopped, airport closed, all flights are diverting.
  • UPDATE 1950 UTC Senator Bill Nelson of Florida says shooter identified as Esteban Santiago, was carrying military ID.
  • UPDATE 1947 UTC 5 dead, 8 injured, suspect detained.
  • UPDATE 1816 UTC Airport confirmed: there is an ongoing incident in Terminal 2.

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