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Five dead after shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport

Unread post by bimjim » Fri Jan 06, 2017

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Five dead after shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport
Jan 6, 2017

Five people are dead after a shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida, and eight people have been injured and taken to hospital. The alleged gunman is in custody, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet.

The Sheriff’s Office said the call came in around 12:55 p.m. on Friday. Broward covers the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as well as other jurisdictions in Florida. Fort Lauderdale and Toronto are in the same time zone.

On its official Twitter account, airport officials said there was an “ongoing incident” in the Terminal 2 baggage claim area. They did not elaborate.

There are three Canadian planes on the tarmac: An Air Transat flight, a WestJet flight, and an Air Canada Rouge flight. It’s not yet known if any Canadians were injured.

News helicopters hovering over the scene showed hundreds of people standing on the tarmac early Friday afternoon as an ambulance drove by and numerous law enforcement officers rushed to the scene.

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