Friday, January 6, 2017

Shooter Strikes Fort Lauderdale Airport

At the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, a gunman fatally shot one person and injured nine others, before being taken into custody.  The incident reportedly occurred near the baggage claim area of the airport's terminal 2.  Authorities have closed down the terminal and evacuated people to a nearby tarmac.

Read more at NBC News, Hollywood Life, WTSP and WSVN.

UPDATE:  All four links are now reporting 5 dead and 8 wounded.

UPDATE 2:  Some information has come out about the shooter, now identified as Esteban Santiago, originally from Puerto Rico, but most recently a resident of Alaska.  The Blaze reports that during this past November, Santiago walked into an FBI office and claimed that he was being "forced to fight for ISIS".  According to True Pundit, Santiago texted family and friends before opening fire, and has used several aliases.  ZeroHedge reports that GotNews did some research on Santiago, which appears to indicate that Santiago watched an "e-jihad" video in 2007.

UPDATE 3:  According to CBS Miami, Santiago got into an argument during his flight.  He was on a Delta light, not an Air Canada flight as some sources had previously reported.  He was born in New Jersey to Puerto Rican parents, not in Puerto Rico itself.

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