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Several dead and wounded in US airport shooting

Several dead and wounded in US airport shooting
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By Catherine Hardy with Reuters, agencies
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The alleged attacker has been arrested and is being questioned by police and FBI agents.

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At least five people have been killed in a shooting at an airport in the United States.

Eight people were wounded in the attack at Fort Lauderdale International Airport in Florida.

The alleged attacker has been arrested and is being questioned by police and FBI agents.

He is said to have been carrying a military identity card.

Suspected gunman in Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting had a military ID on him, multiple law enforcement sources say https://t.co/Fca2v4P3T6pic.twitter.com/4CUCRx1Ray

— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 6, 2017

Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting witness says gunman “was shooting people in the head” https://t.co/FiO5SBMS1Lpic.twitter.com/DvX2okaPzA

— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 6, 2017

At least five dead in Ft. Lauderdale airport shooting https://t.co/YPEfBEBAXcpic.twitter.com/yQIC5NySQl

— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 6, 2017

“Five people have succumbed to their wounds and tragically are dead. We are not releasing any information on any of the victims until we identify them which is going to take some time. We have the shooter in custody, he is unharmed, no law enforcement fired any shots. The subject is being interviewed by a team of FBI agents and Broward Sheriff’s office homicide detectives,” Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters.

The alarm was raised just before 1 pm in the afternoon local time when shots were fired in the baggage reclaim area of Terminal 2.

Passengers were shepherded onto the apron away from the terminal building.

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