At least nine people were shot, including three fatally, and a suspect was in custody at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida on Friday, MSNBC reported, citing unnamed law enforcement sources.
“There is an ongoing incident in Terminal 2, Baggage Claim,” said a post on the airport’s Twitter account. A spokesperson for the airport could not immediately be reached for comment.
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.”
Calls to the Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Fort Lauderdale Police Department were not immediately returned.