A Lone Gunman Is In Custody After Shooting Nine People, Killing Five At Fort Lauderdale Airport Baggage Claim.
Sources tell NBC Miami that five people have died and six injured.
Video from the airport Friday afternoon showed hundreds of passengers corralled together on the tarmac with emergency vehicles parked outside the terminal with lights flashing.
An airport spokesman said that the center of the incident was in the baggage claim area of Terminal 2.
Former White House press secretary to President George W. Bush, Ari Fleischer, was at the airport at the time and tweeted about the chaos Friday afternoon.
Just after 1pm, he wrote that ‘shots have been fired. Everyone is running’.
Minutes later, he said police told him there was just one shooter. By 1:30pm, the scene had settled.
‘All seems calm now but the police aren’t letting anyone out of the airport – at least not the area where I am,’ Fleischer wrote.