Breaking News!!: Fort Lauderdale, FL: Deadly Shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
There has been a deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday, January 6th, 2017.
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The shooting took place at around 1:00pm ET in the lower level baggage claim area at Terminal 2 inside Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
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The Broward Sheriff’s Office have confirmed that multiple people are dead, a number of people were transported to a hospital, and the suspect is in police custody.
Authorities have cleared the terminal around gates D4 and D5, located at the north side of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer tweeted that he was at the airport at the time of the shooting and “everyone is running.”
Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer later tweeted that “all seems calm.”
They have also closed off the lower level between terminals 2 and 3.
Hundreds of passengers and airport employees were immediately cleared out from the area and escorted out onto the tarmac.
At 1:15pm ET, people with flights were still arriving on the upper level for departures.
At 1:25pm ET, these hundreds of people were still outside on the tarmac.
Travelers are advised to contact their airlines before going to the airport.
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