Terrifying news of a mass shooting out of Florida, at the Fort Lauderdale Airport, spread really quick.
Dramatic moments… “This is a fluid situation”, said Broward Sheriff.
This is a fluid situation.
5 dead. 8 initially injured. 37 others injured after incident. All injured taken to BHMC & Memorial Regional.
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) January 7, 2017
Police identified the suspect as 26-year-old Esteban Santiago, a military veteran from Iraq.
The possibility of terrorism as a possible motive was rejected…
According to US media reports the man was probably a mentally unstable person.
He wearing a Star Wars T-shirt had traveled from Alaska
According to his alleged statement (learned through BBC), his mind controlled by the government and she made jihadist videos.
The gunman opened fire Terminal 2 where travelers gathered their luggage.
Gun, ammunition and semi-automatic rifle them pulled in the bathroom upon arrival and collection bag.
Eyewitnesses said that he did not say anything when he started to shoot.
He surrendered to police when she approached armed, also said in a statement.
George Piro FBI told reporters:
“We are looking at all ways. We have not ruled out terrorism and we will pursue every angle to try to determine the motive behind this attack.”
The suspect is a former member of the Puerto Rico and Alaska National Guard, according to Pentagon. In the period from April 2010 to February 2011, Esteban Santiago served in Iraq and finish service in August 2016.
According to Sheriff Scott Israel, the suspect acted alone.
He was taken into custody after a federal discharged weapon of the suspect, threw him to the ground and lying spread-eagle on the ground.
Mr. Santiago, need to face federal charges in court on Monday.
US media reported that he received a general discharge from the Alaska National Guard for unsatisfactory performance.
His brother said he had been receiving psychological treatment recently. (abc.net.au)
Trump told people that prayers and thoughts are going to be with them all along. President Obama has not given a statement on the situation. The airport is still out of work as police make sure the airport is all secure again.
Monitoring the terrible situation in Florida. Just spoke to Governor Scott. Thoughts and prayers for all. Stay safe!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2017
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