Shooting At Fort Lauderdale Airport Leaves 5 People Dead 8 Wounded – Shooter In Custody

On January 6, 2017 Esteban Santiago of Anchorage, Alaska opened fire at Fort Lauderdale Airport leaving 5 dead and 8 wounded.

Moment shooting began caught on camera:

Esteban Santiago, 26, is originally from the New Jersey area and had been living in Anchorage, Alaska while in the Alaska Army National Guard. Reports say that Santiago has mental health issues and had recently walked into the FBI office in Alaska claiming that his mind was controlled by the CIA and that it was forcing him to join ISIS. Local police brought him in for a mental evaluation and the FBI closed it's assessment after conducting family interviews, database reviews & interagency checks.

Esteban Santiago Fort Lauderdale Shooter

Reports say that Santiago traveled to Fort Lauderdale from Anchorage, via Minneapolis, and the only piece of checked baggage was his firearm. He then picked up his luggage and opened fire in Terminal 2 of the Fort Lauderdale Airport.

He was taken into custody unharmed and without incident. Santiago did have a military on him at the time of his arrest.

It is known that Santiago received a general discharge from the Alaska Army National Guard on Aug. 16, 2016, for unsatisfactory performance, the spokeswoman said.

President-Elect Donald Trump spoke out on the situation stating, "Monitoring the terrible situation in Florida. Just spoke to Governor Scott. Thoughts and prayers for all. Stay safe!"

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