Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Update

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the people in the scary Ft Lauderdale Airport shooting this afternoon. There are still a lot of mixed reports as I watch this all unfold on the news. As reported by BBC, 5 people are confirmed dead from a shooting in Fort Lauderdale International Airport in the baggage claim area in Terminal 2, where Delta primarily operates.

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Update

Five people have been shot dead by a lone gunman at Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida, say officials.

It happened at the baggage claim area in Terminal 2, just before 1300 local time (1800 GMT), the airport confirmed.

There were five people dead and one person in custody, said Broward Sheriff’s office. A second man was led away by police some time after.

Hundreds of people were standing on the tarmac as dozens of police cars and ambulances rushed to the scene.

Thirteen people have been injured and were taken to local hospitals, Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief told US media.

Bottom Line

Stay tuned for more updates as they become available. Via Twitter, Ft Lauderdale International is closed due to this incident. If you were traveling to Fort Lauderdale today, be sure to call your airline to re-route if necssary. Delta has put out a statement advising, “Due to the status of Terminal 2, Delta will be offering a waiver for customers to change their travel plans free of penalty, and will be published to the delta.com homepage soon.” Again, our thoughts are with those affected by this senseless shooting today.

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Image courtesy: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

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