US media and witnesses reported that a shooting occurred at an airport in the US state of Florida, killing and wounding several people. This was confirmed by a local official and said that the shooter had been arrested.
A local administration official in Broward County, Florida, USA, confirmed that “many people were killed” with a suspect in prison after a shooting incident at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Earlier reports had reported that there was a shooting in the basement of Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida, and police at the scene said that the number of victims was at least six.
At least nine people were shot and killed, three of them died, and a suspect was arrested after a shooting incident at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, MSNBC, citing unnamed law enforcement sources, said.
“There is an incident going on in the second passenger terminal at the baggage claim area,” the airport said on its Twitter account. An airport spokesman was not immediately available for comment.
And footage broadcast by news stations showed that security officials had gathered passengers in several areas and prevented them from leaving, including in at least one open area. Ari Fleischer, a former media secretary to President George W. Bush, said on his Twitter account that there was shooting and “everyone is running.” “It seems everyone is calm now, but the police do not allow anyone to leave the airport – at least from the area I am in,” he added.