At least five people are confirmed dead and eight injured after a gunman opened fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Friday afternoon.
Broward County Sheriff's office reported the shooting at 1:43 p.m., tweeting that there was "an ongoing incident in Terminal 2, Baggage Claim."
The suspected shooter was identified as Esteban Santiago by Fla. Sen. Bill Nelson who told reporters Santiago was carrying a military ID, but did not elaborate.
Former press secretary for U.S. President George W. Bush Ari Fleischer, who was inside the airport, tweeted there was a shooting and that everyone was running.
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Social media reactions to the incident:
Reactions to incident at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
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>@MxWllSolutions has tweeted a photo of a victim at the FLL airport. "Guy is bleeding profusely."
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Hope it's inaccurate or wrong but apparently there's a mass shooting at FLL airport, please be safe... prayers for the victims 🙏
NBC NEWS: 9 people shot, 1 dead at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport; shooter is in custody, law enforcement sources say
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I'm at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport. Shots have been fired. Everyone is running.
#BREAKING Suspect in custody after shooting at Ft. Lauderdale Airport
Tragic news out of Florida today, with news of an airport shooting.
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