'Multiple' Deaths Reported in Shooting at Florida Airport

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Multiple people are dead after a shooting Friday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, according to published reports.

At least nine people were wounded during the shooting, and a suspect is in custody, Reuters reported. The Broward County Sheriff's Office tweeted that it has confirmed "multiple people dead" in the shooting that occured outside a baggage terminal.

Confirming multiple people are dead, and a number of people were transported to a hospital from @FLLFlyer. Upper level of airport open.

— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) January 6, 2017

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

Confirmed: Shooting at Fort Lauderdale -Hollywood International Airport with multiple people dead. One subject in custody.

— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) January 6, 2017

The airport authority initially tweeted about "an ongoing incident in Terminal 2, Baggage Claim," and has since tweeted that "all services are temporarily suspended" at the airport. Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary, tweeted just before 1 p.m. that "shots have been fired. Everyone is running." Fleischer later tweeted that "all seems calm now but the police aren't letting anyone out of the airport—at least not in the area where I am."

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