Five people killed in a shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport


The shooter was wearing a blue “Star Wars” t-shirt. 73,000 travelers pass through this airport each day. One of the first reports of the incident came from former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, who said in a tweet: “I’m at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport. Shots have been fired. Everyone is running.” The gunman appeared to be in his 20s, did not speak and was shot by police as he attempted to reload. Hundreds of people have been forced to wait on the airport tarmac for police to clear the terminal. Federal aviation authorities issued a “ground stop” notice, barring flights from leaving or entering the airport. President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that he is “monitoring the terrible situation in Florida” and that he has spoken to the Florida governor.


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