News Update!!: Fort Lauderdale, FL: Latest Information: Deadly Shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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News Update!!: Fort Lauderdale, FL: Latest Information: Deadly Shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding a deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday, January 6th, 2017.

** 5:27pm PT on Sunday, January 8th, 2017: **

T.M.Z. has obtained security surveillance video of the shooter in the draft shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

The shooter, Esteban Santiago, is seen walked casually through baggage claim area before suddenly pulling a 9 mm handgun tucked inside his waistband, pulling the handgun out, and beginning to shoot.

After shots were fired, people in the baggage claim area are seen running for safety.

** You can watch the video at the following T.M.Z. website address: **

http://m.tmz.com/#article/2017/01/08/ft-lauderdale-shooting-first-shots-video/

** As of 4:00pm PT on Saturday, January 7th, 2017: **

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** Picture from NBC affiliate WTVJ Channel 6: **

Authorities have identified the 5 of the people who died in the deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Of the 5 victims, 3 of the victim’s names have been made public by authorities and the remaining 2 victim’s names will be released later.

**** List of the Victims: ****

  • Olga Woltering of Georgia:

Olga Woltering was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all.

Olga Woltering was a member of Catholic Church of the Transfiguration in Marietta, Georgia since 1978.

  • 62 year old Terry Andres of Virginia:

Terry Andres was a 12-year volunteer with the Virginia Beach Fire Department.

According to Art Kohn, Spokesman for the Virginia Beach Fire Department, Terry Andres was a volunteer support technician with the Oceana Volunteer Fire Department from April 2004 through 2010.

In a statement, the Virginia Beach Fire Department said, “He was well-liked and respected for both his dedication to being a volunteer as well as his professional approach to his job as a support tech. We mourn his passing as we do all the victims of the senseless attack in Fort Lauderdale.”

  • 57 year old Michael Oehme of Iowa:

Michael Oehme was a land surveyor, owned his own business, Boundaryline Surveys, was a frequent traveler who loved to cruise with his wife Kari Oehme.

Michael Oehme was flying in to Fort Lauderdale for a Caribbean cruise, but his life was taken away in the deadly shooting.

Michael Oehme’s wife, Kari Oehme, was also shot during the deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, but is expected to survive.

 

The number of injured was revised on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 from 8 people injured to 6 people injured.

Of the 6 people injured, 3 people are in good condition and the others 3 people are in intensive care.

** As of 3:49pm PT on Saturday, January 7th, 2017: **

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** Picture of Esteban Santiago from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office: **

– Federal prosecutors have filed charges against Esteban Santiago, suspect in the deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, that could bring the death penalty if he’s convicted.

** As of 7:00am PT on Saturday, January 7th, 2017: **

** Live Video from NBC affiliate WCMH Channel 4: **

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) and Broward County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a press conference regarding a deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

** As of 5:40am PT on Saturday, January 7th, 2017: **

– Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has reopened roads to the terminal.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Officials are warning travelers that flight delays and cancellations would likely continue.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport was closed for hours after a gunman began shooting in the baggage claim area of Terminal 2 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday, January 6th, 2017 killing at least 5 people and wounding 8 people.

While Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport was closed, stranded passengers were offered bedding, food and water by American Red Cross Volunteers at Port Everglades Cruise Terminal overnight.

** As of 11:59pm PT on Friday, January 6th, 2017: **

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** Picture of Esteban Santiago from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office: **

– According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, a gunman opened fire in the baggage claim area of Terminal 2 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday, January 6th, 2017 killing at least 5 people and wounding 8 people.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office identified the gunman as 26 year old Esteban Santiago and released a picture (Shown Above) of the gunman who was arrested after the deadly shooting.

According to Anchorage International Airport Police Chief Jesse Davis, Esteban Santiago took off from Anchorage, Alaska to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota on the night of Thursday, January 5th, 2107 aboard a Delta Airlines Flight 1088, checking only a piece of luggage — his gun, then boarded a Delta Airline Flight 2182 to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Esteban Santiago arrived at the at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport just before 1:00pm ET on a flight from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, retrieved a gun from his checked luggage in the baggage claim area, loaded the gun, and began shooting.

As authorities arrived, Esteban Santiago dropped to the ground, spread his hand out on the ground, and was taken into police custody uninjured.

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** Picture from Mark Lea: **

A picture from Mark Lea (Picture Above) shows the possible suspect in the deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport being taken into police custody.

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** Picture from Mark Lea: **

Another picture from Mark Lea (Picture Above) shows a gun on the ground inside Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport following the deadly shooting.

Esteban Santiago was interviewed by Broward County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) Agents.

According to Broward County Sheriff’s Office Scott, Esteban Santiago is in federal custody and no shots were fired by authorities.

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** Pictures from NBC News: **

After Esteban Santiago was arrested, authorities including SWAT Team began searching the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to make sure if there were any additional shooters.

As authorities searched Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, people were seen running across the tarmac and sheltering behind vehicles while authorities had seen with their guns drawn at a parking garage at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Authorities later confirmed that there wasn’t an additional shooters involved in the deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

The motive in the deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport remains under investigation.

According to Federal Bureau of Investigation Spokesman George Piro, in November 2016, Esteban Santiago walked into the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s office in Anchorage, Alaska and complained of hearing voices, claiming the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) was forcing him to join ISIS.

Officials said local law enforcement in Anchorage, Alaska were called and Esteban Santiago voluntarily went to a mental health facility for treatment.

According to Federal Bureau of Investigation Spokesman George Piro, Esteban Santiago will be federally charged and likely make his first court appearance Monday, January 9th, 2017 in Broward County, Florida.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport remains closed and has temporarily suspended all services.

All flights within 50 miles at the time of the closure were able to land but the rest were diverted to other airports.

Broward County Officials said that a family assistance center was set up at the Renaissance Hotel located at 1617 Southeast 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Broward County Officials have established a toll-free phone number for passengers and family members at: 1 (866) 435-9355.

** As of 3:16pm PT on Friday, January 6th, 2017: **

– Air Canada has tweeted that, “We confirm we have no record of a passenger by the name Esteban Santiago, or checked guns, on any of our flights to Fort Lauderdale #FLL 5/5”.

A Canadian Embassy spokeswoman clarified that the flight originated in Anchorage, Alaska, and continued to Ft. Lauderdale via Minneapolis, never landing in Canada.

Southwest Airlines has tweeted, “Operations are suspended at FLL for the rest of the day. Flexible rebooking is available on http://southwest.com”.

** As of 3:00pm PT on Friday, January 6th, 2017: **

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** Picture from NBC News: **

During a press conference regarding the deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Florida Governor Rick Scott spoke to the news media.

“The citizens of Florida will not tolerate senseless acts of evil. You just can’t imagine how this could ever happen in a state like ours. My heart goes out to every family impacted, the families that lost their loved ones, and the families and the individuals that still have loved ones still in the hospital fighting for their life,” said Florida Governor Rick Scott.

Florida Governor Rick Scott also said that he’s been in contact with United States of America President Barack Obama and United States of America President Elect Donald Trump, who both offered support.

Earlier, United States of America President Elect Donald Trump tweeted, “Monitoring the terrible situation in Florida. Just spoke to Governor Scott. Thoughts and prayers for all. Stay safe!”

** As of 2:21pm PT on Friday, January 6th, 2017: **

Florida Governor Rick Scott is speaking to the news media at a press conference regarding the deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

** Video at NBC affiliate WTVJ Channel 6: **

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Shooting-Reported-Inside-Fort-Lauderdale–Hollywood-International-Airport-409905825.html

** As of 2:00pm PT on Friday, January 6th, 2017: **

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** Picture from NBC News: **

– Authorities say there will be a control explosion done due to what they say is a suspicious package found.

Broward County Sheriff says their bomb squad will detonate a suspicious package near railroad tracks at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

** As of 1:20pm PT on Friday, January 6th, 2017: **

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** Picture from NBC News: **

At least 13 people were shot; 5 people were killed and at least 8 people were injured, in the deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

NBC News is reporting that the shooter reloaded twice and after the shootings, went on the ground and waited for law enforcement to arrest him.

Officials have identified the gunman in the deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as 26 year old Esteban Santiago, was born in New Jersey.

Broward County Sheriff say that there is no second shooter.

According to law enforcement officials say Esteban Santiago arrived at the airport on a flight, retrieved luggage from baggage claim, took a gun from his luggage, loaded it and started firing,

** Live Video from NBC News: **

A news conference was held moments ago regarding the deadly shooting.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said the shooter was apprehended without incident, and the situation was “fluid and active” while the airport remained closed.

Federal authorities declined to give details about the shooter or his weapon, and said he was being interviewed to determine a motive.

** Video from NBC affiliate WTVJ Channel 6: **

According to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Officials, the closure is for an extended period of time and travelers should please contact their airline about your flight.

** Live Video at NBC affiliate WFLA Channel 8: **

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida remains closed and authorities are cleaning the airport.

United States of America President Elect Donald Trump tweeted, “Monitoring the terrible situation in Florida. Just spoke to Governor Scott. Thoughts and prayers for all. Stay safe!”

** As of 11:35am PT on Friday, January 6th, 2017: **

The Transportation Security Administration is reporting an active shooter at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and wants people to shelter in place.

** As of 10:45am PT on Friday, January 6th, 2017: **

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** Pictures from NBC News: **

There has been a deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday, January 6th, 2017.

** Live Video at NBC affiliate WFLA Channel 8: **

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.

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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** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the families and friends of the victims in the deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. **

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. ****

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