January 6, 2017, 10:49 PM (IDT)
The gunman was identified as Esteban Santiago with military ID, who flew in from Alaska on Canadian Airways.
He declared his firearm and checked it with his luggage before boarding the plane, and then collected it with his bags when the plane landed. He loaded the gun in an airport bathroom, then came out into the baggage clain area shooting at passengers there.
The gunman is said to have emptied at least three magazines and aimed at his victims heads. No motive for the attack has been published. He was taken into custdoy unarmed.
Sheriff Scott Israel denied he was shot as earlier reported. He also denied that a second shooting incident occurred at the Ft. Lauderdale airport once the gunman was taken into custody after killing five people and injuring eight.
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