UPDATE: 3:53 p.m. – According to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel there is no second shooter confirmed. The FBI is leading the investigation into the shootings that began just before 1:00 p.m. in the baggage area of Terminal Two. The suspect, Esteban Santiago, surrendered to police and is being questioned for his motive.
This story continues to develop and will be updated online and on 6 News.
UPDATE 3:02 p.m. – TSA reporting an active shooter is still at the Fort Lauderdale airport. Sen. Bill Nelson of-Florida, says the name of the shooter as Esteban Santiago. He is carrying a military ID.
Update: Active shooter at #FLL. Shelter in place. Airport closed.
— TSA (@TSA) January 6, 2017
UPDATE 2:20 p.m. – Multiple news outlets are now reporting that five people are dead following a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – News media outlets are reporting that multiple people have been shot at Fort Lauderdale international airport.
On its official Twitter account, airport officials said there was an “ongoing incident” in the Terminal 2 baggage claim area. They did not elaborate.
CBS News is reporting three people are dead and one person is in custody.
Miami area television stations are reporting that at least nine people were shot and that the shooter is in custody.
Confirmed: Shooting at Fort Lauderdale -Hollywood International Airport with multiple people dead. One subject in custody.
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) January 6, 2017
News helicopters hovering over the scene showed hundreds of people standing on the tarmac early Friday afternoon as an ambulance drove by and numerous law enforcement officers rushed to the scene.
Former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer tweeted that he was at the airport when shots were fired and “everyone is running.”
Calls to the Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Fort Lauderdale Police Department were not immediately returned.