UPDATE: Reports of at least three fatally shot at Ft Lauderdale airport
MSNBC has reported, citing unnamed law enforcement sources, a suspect who is now in police custody has killed at least three people and wounded several others.
FLORIDA – At least nine people were shot, including three fatally, and a suspect was in custody at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida on Friday, MSNBC reported, citing unnamed law enforcement sources.
“There is an ongoing incident in Terminal 2, Baggage Claim,” said a post on the airport’s Twitter account. A spokesperson for the airport could not immediately be reached for comment.
Security officials corralled passengers into a number of areas, including underneath jetways and at least one open space on the runway apron, according to images on cable news networks.
Ari Fleischer, a former press secretary for US President George W. Bush, said on Twitter that shots were fired and "everyone is running."
"All seems calm now but the police aren't letting anyone out of the airport - at least not the area where I am," Fleischer said.
I'm at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport. Shots have been fired. Everyone is running.— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) January 6, 2017
All seems calm now but the police aren't letting anyone out of the airport - at least not the area where I am.— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) January 6, 2017