Santiago is identified as a 26-year-old New Jersey native. ABC News confirmed the suspect's name with law enforcement sources, but he has not been officially named as the suspect in the case. "I didn't know if I would be shot or if my wife or my mother-in-law would, either", he said. Police say Santiago is the sole suspect in the shooting.
Police officers stand on the perimeter road along the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after a shooter opened fire inside a terminal of the airport, killing several people and wounding others before being taken into custody, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The suspect, a USA citizen checked his gun in a bag and loaded it in bathroom.
CNN reports that "Investigators are looking into claims the suspect in the Fort Lauderdale shooting got into an altercation on board".
It's also being reported that only one individual was responsible for the shooting, and that he did not breach the secure TSA areas.
"The shooter was a passenger on a Canadian flight with a checked gun", LaMarca said in a Facebook post.
A Southwest flight from Fort Lauderdale is scheduled to arrive tonight. "People were trying to run". The Federal Aviation Administration has put in a ground stop for flights around the country that are destined for FLL, they are are being held on the ground at the origination airport.
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Videos and images from the airport also showed people waiting outside on the tarmac.
Further, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted, "Thoughts and prayers for all. Stay safe!" he wrote on Twitter.
The Broward County sheriff's office carried out another search at the airport just after 3 p.m. after unconfirmed reports of additional shots fired on the airport property.
Early word on the incident came from a tweet by Ari Fleischer, former White House spokesman for President George W. Bush.
Sheriff Scott Israel said at a Friday press conference that five people were killed and eight people were injured in the shooting, which occurred just before 1 p.m. local time. The shooting happened in the baggage claim area at Terminal 2, where Delta Airlines occupies most of the gates.
The Miami Herald reports that Santiago arrived at the airport on a flight from Canada.
This is a developing story and will be updated.