The incident occurred at baggage claim in Terminal 2 before the Broward County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 12:55 p.m. EST. Hundreds of passengers and airport workers were seen evacuating via the tarmac, according to CNBC.
Communications received a call around 12:55 p.m. about shots fired at 100 Terminal Drive at Fort Lauderdale -Hollywood Int’l Airport.
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) January 6, 2017
A suspect is in custody, but the motive is not yet known. The airport has since temporarily suspended all services, instructing passengers to contact their respective air carriers for information.
— Ft. Laude-Hlwd Int’l (@FLLFlyer) January 6, 2017
Governor Rick Scott’s office confirmed that the governor was en route to Fort Lauderdale to be briefed by law enforcement.
With more than 650 commercial flights a day, FLL serves over 73,000 travelers on a daily basis.
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