Fort Lauderdale airfield shooting: What we know

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News media are stating that several people have been shot during Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
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Authorities in mixed states are operative to accumulate information from the deadly sharpened conflict that rocked Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that killed during least five people and harmed 8 others Friday.

The occurrence sparked complete disharmony as shocked passengers ran by a airfield before troops apprehended a think though incident, according to law coercion authorities.

Here’s what we know during a moment.

What happened?

The melee, that erupted around 1 p.m. ET, was sparked by a gunman who non-stop glow during passengers during a enclosure explain in Terminal 2, murdering during slightest 5 people and injuring 8 others. Witnesses, who described a shooter as a slender, 5-foot-7 masculine with a blue T-shirt, pronounced a think did not contend a word during a occurrence and emptied several magazines of bullets during a attack. The think afterwards forsaken to a building spread-eagled to wait arrest, witnesses said.

Broward County commissioner Chip LaMarca said that a shooter’s gun was in his checked bag. After retrieving a bag, a purported shooter went to a bathroom, installed a firearm and afterwards started shooting, LaMarca tweeted.

Authorities have nonetheless to establish a ground for a sharpened and told reporters that “it looks like he acted alone.”

Who is a suspect?

Law coercion officials identified Esteban Santiago, 26, a former Army veteran, as a think behind a iniquitous attack. Santiago was taken into control though occurrence by a Broward County sheriff’s deputy, Sheriff Scott Israel pronounced on Friday.

Born in New Jersey, Santiago served in both a Puerto Rico National Guard and the Alaska Army National Guard, according to Lt. Col. Candis A. Olmstead, executive of open affairs for a Alaska National Guard. A sovereign official, who is not certified to pronounce publicly about a case, combined that Santiago arrived in Fort Lauderdale early Friday aboard a Delta moody that originated Thursday in Anchorage and upheld by Minneapolis.

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News media are stating that several people have been shot during Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
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5 KILLED, 8 INJURED IN FORT LAUDERDALE AIRPORT SHOOTINGPassengers evacuated to tarmac during sharpened | 1:38

Cell phone video shows crowds of people collected on a tarmac following a sharpened during a Fort Lauderdale airfield on Friday. (Jan. 6)
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A gunman non-stop glow during a Fort Lauderdale airfield Friday, murdering 5 people and wounding 8 before being taken into custody, officials said. (Jan 6)
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The Broward County, Florida policeman says a think in a lethal sharpened during a Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is in custody. (Jan. 6)
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A city is in anguish after a gunman non-stop glow during a Fort Lauderdale airport. The conflict comes after a array of high form shootings, also during airports. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) examines a pattern.
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Authorities contend mixed people have died after a sole think non-stop glow during a Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, general airport. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office tweeted a information following Friday afternoon’s shooting. (Jan 6)
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The FBI conducted a credentials check, training of his troops record, that enclosed use in Iraq, though found no tie to apprehension groups. “We have not ruled out terrorism,” FBI special representative George Piro in a press discussion late Friday night. “We’re not statute out anything.”

According to a FBI, Santiago seemed unannounced in a FBI offices in Anchorage, complaining that a Islamic State had gained control of his mind and a apprehension organisation was propelling him to quarrel on a behalf.

“During a interview, Santiago seemed vibrated and incoherent, and done incongruous statements,” a FBI pronounced in a statement. “Although Santiago settled that he did not wish to mistreat anyone, as a outcome of his haphazard behavior, interviewing agents contacted internal authorities who took control of Santiago and ecstatic him to a internal medical trickery for evaluation.

“The FBI sealed a comment of Santiago after conducting database reviews, inter-agency checks, and interviews of his family members.”

How did a gun get by a checked bag?

Transportation Security Administration rules allow travelers to enclosure unloaded firearms in checked luggage, so prolonged as passengers announce their weapons to a airline while checking in, and they are packaged in a locked, hard-sided container.

The strict protocols engage display a weapon and a carrying box to an airline sheet agent, who afterwards checks that a gun is unloaded. Ammunition might also be carried in checked enclosure though contingency be stored alone from a gun, said David Williams, partner highbrow of aerospace and occupational reserve at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla.

If a high-tech enclosure screening behind a scenes detects a gun that hasn’t been declared, “that gun will be set aside. It will not get on a airplane. And, a law coercion officer will find and detain you,” Williams said.

What rapist charges will Santiago expected face?

Fort Lauderdale rapist invulnerability profession Bradford Cohen said Santiago, who carried a military ID during a incident, will likely face murder charges and hinted that sovereign authorities could take a lead to assign Santiago with a operation of crimes, including assault, weapons offenses and attempted murder.

Because an airfield can tumble underneath state or sovereign jurisdiction, a box opposite Santiago could “very expected go sovereign for a murder charge,” Cohen added.

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Where are a stranded travelers? When will a airfield reopen?

Airport Director Mark Gale pronounced about 10,000 people have been taken to Terminal 4 of Port Everglades to coordinate a vast bid to find them hotels, travel and food. Dozens of buses have been ferrying people there.

With a hazard apparently contained, the goal is to free a airfield by 5 a.m., Gale pronounced and speedy passengers to check with their airlines.

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