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Several dead and wounded in US airport shooting

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By Catherine Hardy  with Reuters, agencies
Several dead and wounded in US airport shooting

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.

“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.