A shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has killed five people and injured eight more, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. One person is in custody.

The authorities’ confirmation follows reporting from news media outlets.

On its official Twitter account, airport officials said there was an “ongoing incident” in the Terminal 2 baggage claim area. Authorities also said all airport services have been temporarily suspended.


Miami area television stations are reporting that at least nine people were shot and that the shooter is in custody.

News helicopters hovering over the scene showed hundreds of people standing on the tarmac early Friday afternoon as an ambulance drove by and numerous law enforcement officers rushed to the scene.

Former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer tweeted that he was at the airport when shots were fired and “everyone is running.”

Photo Credit: In this still image from video provided by ABC TV Local10, people stand on the tarmac after shots were fired at the international airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 6, 2017. ABC TV Local10 Associated Press