FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say multiple people have died after a lone suspect opened fire at the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, international airport.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office tweeted the information following Friday afternoon’s shooting.
Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief told CNN that authorities “have an active crime scene investigation involving terminal 2.”
Miami area television stations reported that at least six people were shot. News stations showed video of medics taking care of a bleeding victim outside the airport. News helicopters hovering over the scene showed hundreds of people standing on the tarmac as an ambulance drove by and numerous law enforcement officers, including tactical units, rushed to the scene.
Former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer tweeted that he was at the airport when shots were fired and “everyone is running.”
One person is dead and multiple people have been shot near the Delta Airlines baggage area at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, local media are reporting.
The network reported that as many as nine people were shot and wounded, and that a suspect is in custody.
Terminal 2 around gates D4 and D5 at the northside of the airport have been evacuated.
Former presidential spokesman Ari Fleisher reported that passengers were hustled back to their planes amid the confusion.
Tri-Rail has suspended service to the airport.
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