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Friday, January 6, 2017

Gunman opens fire at Fort Lauderdale airport, five people dead

Posted By on Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 1:46 PM

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UPDATED: Broward County officials say that a gunman opened fire this afternoon at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, killing at least five and injuring eight others.

According to CNBC, the incident happened near the Terminal 2 baggage claim area, and a gunman has been taken into custody.



No names have been released.

Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer happened to be in the airport during the shooting.

As of now all flights have been suspended.

UPDATE:
The Broward County Sheriffs Office is now confirming that "multiple people" were killed.

UPDATE:
The Broward Sheriffs Office has now confirmed that five people are dead and eight were injured.
This is a breaking story. We will update this post when more info comes in.

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