Reports of shots fired at Fort Lauderdale airport

Ft. Lauderdale shooter identified, in custody

Ft. Lauderdale shooter identified, in custody  

A shooter opened fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport earlier on Friday, killing five people and wounding multiple others, law enforcement officials said.

The shooter was in custody, the Broward County sheriff’s office said, but the situation remained active. All flights were grounded and additional areas of the airport were being evacuated. The motive for the attack, which started shortly before 1 p.m. was not known, according to law enforcement officials.

The sheriff’s office tweeted at about 2:50 p.m., ET, there were unconfirmed reports of additional shots fired on airport property and it was conducting an active search.

The Transportation Security Administration warned people at the Fort Lauderdale Airport to shelter in place and described it as an active shooter situation.

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