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At least three people have reportedly died in a Friday afternoon shooting at the airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
WPEC reports that a “public information officer” confirmed “some type of shooting incident” at the airport.
According to CNBC, former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer was at the scene at the time of the shooting and tweeted the following.
I'm at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport. Shots have been fired. Everyone is running.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) January 6, 2017
CNBC also reports that the FBI is aware of the situation.
Further, an account apparently associated with the airport released the following statement, just minutes ago.
There is an ongoing incident in Terminal 2, Baggage Claim. Media availability is at the staging area.
— Ft. Laude-Hlwd Int'l (@FLLFlyer) January 6, 2017
Meanwhile, the Associated Press reports hundreds of people have been evacuated from the airport and are now standing on the tarmac – a fact that appears to be backed up by this tweet.
— Greg Angel (@NewsGuyGreg) January 6, 2017
Another tweet allegedly taken at the airport describes the police presence there.
— Gary Grumbach (@GaryGrumbach) January 6, 2017
One graphic image reportedly taken at the scene shows what appears to be a victim.
Shots fired at FLL airport. Guy is bleeding profusely. Supposedly others are shot on the lower level at Delta Term 2. pic.twitter.com/UcL73Y8yGx
— Maxwill Solutions (@MxWllSolutions) January 6, 2017
There is no word yet on what the motive for the shooting may have been.
Sun-Sentinel instructs anyone with a flight departing or arriving at Fort Lauderdale airport to “check with their carrier” as flights have been affected by the incident.
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