Broward Sheriff Fire confirms at least 8 people shot,
some dead at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl. Airport
Channel 7 News – Miami
January 6, 2017
Broward Sheriff Fire confirms at least 8 people shot, some dead at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl. Airport
FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – According Broward Sheriff Fire, there are at least eight people shot at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport with multiple fatalities.
FLL officials said the shooting took place in the lower level baggage claim area, in Terminal 2, at around 12:55 p.m., Friday.
There was an active shooter call at one point. By 1 p.m., one subject was in custody.
Broward County’s Sheriff said the suspect is a lone shooter but had killed multiple victims. A number of people have been transported to a hospital.
The extent of the confirmed eight victims’ injuries is unknown at this time. However, eight people were transported to a nearby hospital.
Officials have not specified how many have died.
According to FLL, all services are temporarily suspended.
Authorities first cleared the terminal around gates D4 and D5, located at the north side of the airport. They also closed off the lower level between terminals 2 and 3. Terminal 2 is closed, according to the FAA.
All roadways to these terminals are closed, as well.
Hundreds of passengers and airport employees were immediately cleared out from the area and escorted out onto the tarmac. This area has been secured. By 1:25, these hundreds of people were still outside on the tarmac but buses were en route to transport them away from the area.
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