Shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport
Active shooter situation at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is underway. A reported 5 are dead and many more are injured.
The suspected shooter is in custody. Motive is not yet known.
All flights are on hold.
Please share this to your friends in Florida if they have a flight today.
Washington Post reports - Police said five people were killed in a shooting Friday afternoon at the Fort Lauderdale international airport that also sent several others to the hospital.
The suspected shooter is in custody, according to a spokeswoman for the Broward County Sheriff’s Department, which was on scene at the airport.
Authorities said they first received a call about shots fired just before 1 p.m. The sheriff’s office also said that eight people had been injured and taken to an area hospital, but a spokeswoman said she did not know if all of these people were wounded by gunfire. A local mayor told CNN that the injury toll was up to 13 later on Friday afternoon.
Shortly before 3 p.m., police said they were searching the airport following “unconfirmed reports” of additional gunfire somewhere at the facility. Reporters and people on social media shared accounts from the scene around at around 2:30 p.m. Friday of another situation occurring at a different terminal from the initial shooting.
Hopefully the Fort Lauderdale Airport gets everything under control and no one else is injured. We're not sure what the motive behind the shooting is, but will update when we find out.
We don't know if this is a terror attack or a random shooting that was sparked from some sort of domestic dispute.
The suspected shooter has been apprehended and we will find out more details as the situation gets under control.