Mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida

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This has just come up on CNN.

There are many people dead after a mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida.

One suspect is "in custody". He/she is believed to be the only shooter so that would imply that the situation is at least now under control.

The CNN banner line also makes reference to "an incident in the baggage claim area of Terminal 2".

Financial Times: Multiple dead in Ft Lauderdale airport shooting
 
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mangaire2

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let's hope it's a"muzzie" what done it.
that will keep the thread going !
 

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How did he get into the baggage claim area i.e. airside with a gun?
 

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you can already add an extra five minutes onto your airport queue for security. Every one of these will have the effect of making the rest of us more paranoid.
 

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I seen thus at 18.15 GMT on Zerohedge but I could not start a thread.

RT & NBC were running with it then.

Livefeed http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-06/ livefeed

Former Bush Press Secretary Ari Fleischer is in the airport, & provided tweets on the matter.
 
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Twitter is saying that there are at least three dead and many casualties.
 

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Given that the suspect seems to have been taken alive, realistically this seems somewhat less likely to be an Islamist attack.
 

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How did he get into the baggage claim area i.e. airside with a gun?
He probably walked in.

Many airports in the US don't have any security over what are essentially exit areas. The focus of most airport security is to stop bad people making it onto the aircraft with weapons.
 
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Broward Fire-Rescue reporting five dead among 12 people injured at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport. #ftlauderdale
 

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Baggage claim in most american airports are not airside.
Yeah was just about to say that anybody can walk into baggage claim at my local airport. Was always a bit baffled by that, given the security elsewhere.
 

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TV coverage shows lots of people standing out on the tarmac beside their planes. Presumably they have been let off their planes but aren't being allowed into whatever baggage claim area the shooter was in.
 

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Terrible news. My thoughts are with the victims and their families.
 
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CNN says 5 dead and 8 people taken to hospital.

It's horrific but it doesn't look to be of the same scale as the nightclub incident last June.
 


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