Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: Five people shot dead by Florida gunman

At least five people have been shot dead and eight others wounded in a shooting incident at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Florida.Florida’s Broward County Sheriff’s office confirmed Friday’s shooting in an update on Twitter. The office also stated that a suspect was currently in custody at the airport.

One of the first reports of the incident came from former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, who said in a tweet: “I’m at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport. Shots have been fired. Everyone is running.”
Fleischer later said: “All seems calm now but the police aren’t letting anyone out of the airport – at least not the area where I am.”
Earlier, the airport had confirmed on Twitter of “an ongoing incident in Terminal 2” near the baggage claim area.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is the second largest in South Florida, serving as an intercontinental gateway, with Miami International Airport known as the primary airport for international flights in the area.
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