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https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Gunman-Opens-Fire-at-Fort-Lauderdale-Airport;-Authorities-Say-Multiple-Dead.aspxGunman Opens Fire at Fort Lauderdale Airport; Authorities Say Multiple DeadGP0|#21788f65-8908-49e8-9957-45375db8bd4f;L0|#021788f65-8908-49e8-9957-45375db8bd4f|National Security;GTSet|#8accba12-4830-47cd-9299-2b34a43444652017-01-06T05:00:00Zhttps://adminsm.asisonline.org/pages/megan-gates.aspx, Megan Gates<p>​A gunman opened fire at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, airport, killing five and wounding at least eight people in a shooting Friday afternoon, authorities said.​</p><p>The Broward County Sheriff's Department confirmed on Twitter that it had a subject in custody, but had not released any further information about the individual.</p><p>The department received a call at 12:55 p.m. local time that shots were fired at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport near the baggage claim for Terminal 2—the baggage claim used by Delta Air Lines and Air Canada.<br></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 8ac4e3b3-5843-431b-8b91-436f708a3458" id="div_8ac4e3b3-5843-431b-8b91-436f708a3458"></div><div id="vid_8ac4e3b3-5843-431b-8b91-436f708a3458" style="display:none;"></div></div><p>​Local authorities responded to the scene, where five people had been killed and eight others were wounded. Authorities have not released names of the victims as they are continuing to identify them and notify their first of kin.</p><p>In a press conference, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said the suspected gunman surrendered to a sheriff's deputy and was taken into custody without incident.</p><p>The suspect--who's identity was not released or confirmed by Israel--is being interrogated by local law enforcement and members of the FBI Miami field office.</p><p>Israel also declined to answer questions about whether the gunman was on a flight that arrived at the airport, or if he had entered the baggage claim area from outside the airport.</p><p><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/06/us/fort-lauderdale-airport-incident/index.html" target="_blank">CNN spoke to Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief, </a>who said the terminal was an active crime scene. The gunman was a “lone shooter,” Sharief said, “and we have no evidence at this time that he was acting with anyone else.”<br></p><p>Reports on social media showed the airport evacuating individuals in response to the gunfire. The airport has temporarily suspended all services and is encouraging travelers to contact their air carriers about their flight information.<br></p><p>SWAT teams are currently clearing the entire airport, and Israel said that the airport will not reopen until they give the all clear that the scene is secure.</p><p>"My concern right now is with the citizens of Broward County," Israel said. "And until myself and the director [of the airport] believe this airport is a safe place and people can move about, it won't be open."<br></p><p>The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) forms an airport system with North Perry Airport (HWO) and serves the needs of roughly 26.9 million passengers in south Florida, with more than 73,000 travelers passing through its four terminals every day.<br></p><p>“FLL is ranked 21st in the United States in total passenger traffic and 13th in domestic origin and destination passengers,” according to <a href="http://www.broward.org/Airport/About/Pages/Default.aspx" target="_blank">FLL’s website. </a>“There are more than 325 departure and 325 arrival flights a day.”<br></p><p><br></p>

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