UPDATE: Authorities Say 5 Dead, 8 Wounded in Airport Shooting

UPDATE: Authorities Say 5 Dead, 8 Wounded in Airport Shooting

2:30 PM UPDATE:

Authorities say five people were killed and eight were wounded after a lone suspect opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, international airport.


The Broward County Sheriff's Office tweeted the information following Friday afternoon's shooting.


Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief told CNN that authorities "have an active crime scene investigation involving terminal 2."


News stations showed video of medics taking care of a bleeding victim outside the airport. Helicopters hovering over the scene showed hundreds of people standing on the tarmac as an ambulance drove by and numerous law enforcement officers, including tactical units, rushed to the scene.


Former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer tweeted that he was at the airport when shots were fired and "everyone is running."

UDPATE: The Broward County Sheriff has confirmed that multiple people are dead after a shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

He also confirmed one subject is in custody.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - News media outlets are reporting that multiple people have been shot at Fort Lauderdale international airport.
 
On its official Twitter account, airport officials said there was an "ongoing incident" in the Terminal 2 baggage claim area. They did not elaborate.
 
Miami area television stations are reporting that at least nine people were shot and that the shooter is in custody.
 
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.
 
Former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer tweeted that he was at the airport when shots were fired and "everyone is running."
 
Calls to the Broward Sheriff's Office and the Fort Lauderdale Police Department were not immediately returned.

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