Florida senator Bill Nelson identified the Fort Lauderdale airport shooter as Esteban Santiago. The TSA announced that the airport is currently in an active shooter situation after reports of a second incident. A total of five people have been confirmed dead by the Broward County Sheriff. Eight people were sent to a local hospital. Trump and Obama have been briefed and are monitoring the situation.  There were reports of a second shooting and terrorism involvement but that appears to be false at this point.

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter Identified As Esteban Santiago
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3 dead, at least 8 hospitalized in shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport

NBC News has reported that three people are dead in a shooting at Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport Friday afternoon. Nine people The shooter has been detained. Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, who is at the airport, said the scene is still chaotic. See more on the latest below and stay tuned for updates.

The suspect in Florida’s deadly airport shooting travelled to Fort Lauderdale airport specifically to carry out the attack, Miami FBI Special Agent George Piro said Saturday. George Piro said. The shooter, 26-year-old Esteban Santiago was not on any no-fly list, according to the FBI. He allegedly carried out the attack with a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun, Piro added.