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A suspect is in custody following a shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport, near Hollywood, Fla., that left 3 dead and 9 wounded on Friday. The death toll is expected to rise.

The shooting occurred in terminal 2 around 12:55 pm on Friday. The Broward County mayor confirms that 5 people have died and at least 9 are wounded. The shooter is reportedly in custody.

Amatuer video uploaded online shows one man bleeding profusely near the tarmac outside the Delta terminal.

Ft. Lauderdale airport is located about 25 miles north of Miami International Airport in South Florida.

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to conflicting reports of an active shooter outside the airport and inside the baggage claim area. Officials later confirmed the shooter was a lone gunman.

As the sounds of gunshots rang out, hundreds of people rushed the doors and ran out onto the tarmac where they were quickly rounded up by airport security. Buses were brought in to ferry the people back to the terminals.

Fox News reports airport personnel are working to resume normal operations and allow planes to land in a few hours.

30 airlines are serviced at the Ft. Lauderdale airport which is among the 25 busiest airports in the country.


  • missmiami305

    Wow! Not that it matters but whats the explanation???

  • Tammie Reed

    Florida again wow! Sad!

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    If this is any indication of what we have to look forward to in 2017…it’s not looking good. Prayers for those involved.

  • nucynu25

    GOSH

  • Renee26

    Madness

  • 4FlavorsOfMe CreoleMami

    OMG noooo

  • Renee26

    Taken into custody…hmmm I can’t wait to see the mugshot

  • Wreckognize Game

    Unfortunately, 5 are now confirmed as dead

  • Rayne

    Ump ump ump looking like we’re headed for the worse. Prayers for all.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Flew in and out of this spot when I went to Florida this past July. Prayers for all involved. Flew Delta too. Scary

  • Passion

    Sadly, this just beginning of the craziness! ?

  • Phillybruh

    I know Obama can not wait to hand this epidemic off to the new guy!

  • Lenina Just Lenina

    Tf??? That’s basically Miami airport cuz don’t nobody use the real Miami airport (if that’s what it’s called). Praying for everyone’s family members…this is senseless.

  • Blue

    Its crazy how the airport is super safe EXCEPT the baggage claim area. Anybody can walk in there and lose it. SMH. Prayers to everyone there.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Just awful. Awful. Folks minding their business. It’s too easy to just off yourself.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I agree with you. Maybe they should make baggage claim accessible only when getting off the planes. Then one entry with a checkpoint if you come in from the street. A thief can come in off the street and run off with luggage the way it is now.

  • Passion

    8 dead, 9 injured!

  • Sucker Free

    What in the world….this is scary ?

  • missmiami305

    Wow! Thx

  • missmiami305

    Please tell me he isnt black

  • MissHarlem

    Mom leaves here on Monday to fly back home and I will be a nervous wreck until she gets out that airport. I been flying back and forth from there since 02 and love that airport. Truly sucks. Airport is the last place you should get such fckry. So I make the flight in the sky safely but when I land I die?! Foh with all this unnecessary negative energy.

  • Taylordanes

    This stuff happens! Its happened in the past… I think we can create positive for 2017 by not putting out the energy that this year will be bad…thoughts create actions and if we as a community think positive instead of bracing for the worst “maybe” we will be ok..prayers going up

  • Passion

    They have people running across the tarmac like something else is happening!

  • Taylordanes

    florida has so many issues and violent people…..and the laws dont help

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    He has a sh#t load of folders, etc sitting in a nice little pile with “Here Ya Go!!” Written in Florescent Orange Sharpie and a Smiley face at the end.

    It was already reports that there were moving trucks at the house.

  • Scromes1212

    We’re going to have to take a serious look at banning guns. Mass shootings are at a all time high.

  • Chardonnai

    I work in corporate travel. We have several clients currently at the airport right now. My boss is on the phone trying to make sure everybody is accounted for. I hope they are all safe. This is too much. UGH.

  • Chardonnai

    I was just saying I dont know how many times Ive in and out of that airport. It so laid back. Folks take the fun outta everything.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Well they’re saying the person had a military ID with the name Esteban Santiago but they are trying to verify if that is him or not

  • Chardonnai

    Right.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Doesn’t solve the problem of the millions of guns already in people’s possession

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Peace and serenity to all affected. This is out of hand.

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    He’s Hispanic.

  • Lisa daniels

    People luggage gets lost aka stolen all the time.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Prayers up to all impacted by this- the victims, families and witnesses.

  • Lisa daniels

    Obama then disconnects his phone.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Im praying for all affected. I hope that this year is not a year that a whole lot of crazy stuff take place.

  • RespectSelf

    wow… the news is really sad. It’s a really scary place out here

  • Lisa daniels

    Breaking news wall in Florida

  • MissHarlem

    I’m there often that I recognize employees. Don’t make sense. I remember when that airport had nothing before the renovation.

  • MsPam

    He’s not a Hispanic

  • Renee Bee

    Praying for her safe travel home.

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    He’s not?? People keep saying he’s Hispanic. What race is he?

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    LOL

  • MissHarlem

    Thank you so much ?

  • Renee Bee

    Five lives snuffed away just like that! Stay prayed up, Roses! You never know when its your time. ?

  • MsPam

    Esteban Santiago. I don’t work for Ancestry.com

  • Connie

    Lord have mercy on us all from this crazy epidemic of mentally disturbed people. This is the airport I use all the time, last time one week ago. Prayers up for the victims and their families.

  • Just saying

    This breaks my heart. Those families were preparing to embrace each other. And now they will have to identify a cold body. Jesus!

    May the Lord keep each family in this difficult time

  • Renee Bee

    Tell mama don’t pack up too much in that carryon bag. (You know how we do). ?????

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    Esteban Santiago sounds very Hispanic to me.. I have an Uncle with the last name Santiago.. LOL

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    OH wow. I hope they’re all safe

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Prayers for MamaHarlem.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    With all due respect ma’am my positive thoughts isn’t going to change the minds of the crazy people that want to harm others. As you stated before this has happened in the past…do you think you’re the first person to have the idea that positive thoughts bring love, peace and harmony? Yes, let’s keep praying.

  • LaynaLaine

    Prayers up to every single victim and family members. This is so sad

  • Chauncey Brooks

    I wonder what the motive was for the arrested Ft Lauderdale airport shooter Esteban Santiago(radical Islam, radical Islam, radical Islam, drug use, Judaism, Christianity, BLM or simply just another unhinged liberal). He was also carrying a military id. Thank you Fox News.

  • Munchosgirl

    When????

  • MystyBlu

    Claiming safe travels for your mom! Mine is flying home on Monday too. This mess is crazy ??????

  • Scromes1212

    Yeah but we need harsher laws on gun control like the UK. It won’t stop this kinda stuff totally but it will make it decrease drastically.

  • Sucker Free

    Yea I’m a lil confused by that

  • MissHarlem

    Both will be in my prayers ?

  • MissHarlem

    Thanks sis. I need all good energy that I can get ?

  • MissHarlem

    Too late ?

  • Renee Bee

    Bwahahaha!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Praying for safe travels for you both.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Awful. Condolences to the families.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Clown

  • scentsychick30

    Wow ? this is scary prayers for the friends and families of the victims.

  • MystyBlu

    Thanks Hon! ?? Stories like this is why I try to avoid the news most days. Will have you scared to leave the house smdh

  • Chauncey Brooks

    -Mad about the reference to BLM (per diem checks drying up).

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    So the shooter, taken into custody alive and in one piece, is BORN in Jersey, has a permit to carry, loaded his legally checked gun in the bathroom after he got his baggage and had some form of military ID, whether his, another’s or a forged. Home grown Christian???Interesting.

    I can see where you won’t be able to go into the airport…PERIOD. No drop offs, no baggage, no bathrooms, nothing.

  • Chauncey Brooks

    -& don’t forget a proud Trump supporter.

  • GuestSTAR

    It’s gotten to the point where anytime you step out of your home, you have to be paranoid, i.e., grocery store, mall, airport, restaurant, work, movies, even CHURCH. Be aware of your surroundings people. Lots of crazy out here, SMH.

  • Yardgirl

    I have always said this!! This is how it is for international flights so it should be the same for domestic. Crazy!

  • Chauncey Brooks

    “There will be more of this in the future as long as the left is invested in identity politics as the organizing principle of society, identity politics is a polite word. The actual term for what it is is a return to “tribalism” where don’t see people as individuals equal before the law, free-born citizens, the co-equals of others. What matters more and more is what group you belong to. This crime is ultimately where identity politics leads.”- Mark Steyn

  • Taylordanes

    No Im not the first and wont be the last.. but to see on public forums everyone saying this is going to be a horrible year is awful..And thoughts become actions so …lets try and say damn that was horrible but hopefully this will be the last mass murder this year. There were celebrity deaths last year and murders but it was still an amazing year. People made accomplishments, fell in love, advanced in a career… And yes YOUR positive thoughts can help make change..we all all connected…

  • Taylordanes

    doesnt mean he is illegal

  • lovelygamour

    Thanks for posting. No one is really writing what happen. I guess since he is miltary they let him check the gun?

  • lovelygamour

    Florida has a drug and steroid epidemic. Until they address those issues they will continue to have problems. Everything that is wrong with florida can be traced to drugs with racism against blacks a distance second. Most if the shootings down there the perps are hopped up.

  • lovelygamour

    People are just trying to live.
    I wonder what his motivation was?

  • lovelygamour

    And thats what people gloss over. Its too many scary people in the usa. If the usa didnt have so many guns thungs would be a lot different. They want to f up peoples life and then grab a gun. The usa is not a safe place. Guns, dogs, and drugs combined with scary-a ss people. First time they get hit they cry.

  • lovelygamour

    It should be fine but if its too worrying maybe take the bus or a train.

  • lovelygamour

    This is why we have so many airport fees. Somepeople just cant keep it to themselves. The only one fee I complain about is fuel. The rest is understandable because I live in the usa and people dont respect their neighbors.

  • Endless ONEder

    Weren’t you on the other post cheering on the children of satan and their scalping of a handicap person? You ain’t fooling me on this post.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines
  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    I agree with that. Laws need to change

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    Early info is saying that yhe suspect’s name is Esteban Santiago and that the loaded gun was in his checked baggage. Apparently he had flown into Ft. Lauderdale from Alaska, claimed his bag then lit the place up.

    So 2017’s just gonna be more of the same, huh?

  • Scromes1212

    I agree.

  • You already know ?

    That was Drump people!..?????

  • Just saying

    He said he heard voices to join ISIS. I mean know if we as humans leanred to know the Lord’s voice we wouldn’t even be having this conversation! I feel terrible. That literally cohld have been someone we knew. That airport is known and well travelled traveled by many

  • dusttracks

    Here’s the thing…

    If BLM never existed,
    If Affirmative Action had never been put in place,
    If not one single African had ever set foot on American soil,

    You would still be a mediocre, paranoid, underachieving, unkempt, LOSER.

    Stop blaming other people for your problems and try to make something of your sad-ass motherfucking, goddamned life.

  • Capricornicy

    God bless. It isn’t safe anywhere.

  • Lisa daniels

    Yep, but the orange dont care. In his mind, they all are.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Just sad smh…

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    its not against the law to have a gun on the plane as long as its checked in your luggage and you have no bullets in the gun. you can however have ammo in the luggage as well. So as long as you have a gun permit and a open carry permit it is legal.

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    he was just released yesterday from the national guard. he said the FBI was talking to him and he was hearing things. He should have had a 51/50.

  • Indies beauty

    wtf??

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Don’t have to be military to check your gun.

    Everything he did was legal.

    He passed all the tests much like the creeps who pass all the background checks. They just have never been CAUGHT and CONVICTED.

  • Ladyvil

    Are these shooters lying about the govt being in their head controlling them?! They (govt) have been doing this since the 1940’s with that MK Ultra an I don’t trust ’em. In sure technology is such now….IJS!!