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A shooter, who has now been identified by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) as Esteban Santiago, targeted travelers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airpot in Florida Friday afternoon.

Broward Sherriff Office reported that five people died from their injuries and eight people were injured.

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The Daily Beast dug up more information on Santiago, who is in custody, alive and unharmed.

Chip LaMarca, a public servant in Broward County, posted a corroborated report about the way Santiago carried out his attack on Facebook:


Santiago reportedly flew to the airport on a Canadian airplane. He checked a gun into his luggage and pulled it out to load it in Fort Lauderdale airport. He began to shoot in Terminal 2 of the airport shortly after.

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Reports say that Santiago was born in New Jersey. Santiago was also a member of the National Guard and carried a military ID on him at the time of the attack.

Santiago lived in Anchorage, Alaska from 2014 to 2016. During that time, he was convicted of several minor traffic infractions including driving without insurance and having a broken taillight. He was also evicted by his landlord for failure to pay rent. In January of 2016, records show that Santiago was charged with two misdemeanors. One was for assault in the fourth degree, the other for

In January of 2016, records show that Santiago was charged with two misdemeanors. One was for assault in the fourth degree, the other for damage to property over the amount of $50. The Daily Beast reports that the case was resolved in March after he accepted a deferred prosecution agreement.

(H/T The Daily Beast)

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