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Shooting at FLL Airport T2 [AC Terminal]

Shooting at FLL Airport T2 [AC Terminal]

Old Jan 6, 17, 12:43 pm
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Shooting at FLL Airport T2 [AC Terminal]

This is the terminal that is used by Delta and Air Canada in FLL, very compact. Hope all AC travellers [well, everyone!] are ok:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/06/us/for...ent/index.html

"At least nine people were injured in a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport on Friday, a US official familiar with the incident said. The shooter is in custody, according to the official.

Parts of the airport were apparently evacuated. Aerial footage from CNN affiliates showed large groups of people standing outside on the tarmac."
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Old Jan 6, 17, 12:48 pm
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looking live right now there are no AC birds at the gates....might be a positive thing for AC pax....not in the terminal then...very sad....
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Old Jan 6, 17, 1:28 pm
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Live mayhem

pax running all over the tarmac. casualties

http://miami.cbslocal.com/show/cbsmi...-video-page-2/

Some AC flights listed as delayed, including a YUL 8 hours

FLL is not allowing flight arrivals. Some have been sent to MIA....

Look at the 2 Rouge flight waiting in line along with other flights

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Old Jan 6, 17, 1:36 pm
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OMG pax running toward the North runway

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Old Jan 6, 17, 1:44 pm
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Apparently terminal 1 has now been evacuated too.
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Old Jan 6, 17, 1:51 pm
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Look at the pax on the runway

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Old Jan 6, 17, 2:09 pm
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Just saw one of the 2 Rouge flights sitting in a long line on the ground

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Old Jan 6, 17, 2:22 pm
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ABC Affiliate (Channel 10) just noted that alleged shooter arrived on a 'Canadian' flight with a gun as checked baggage, loaded it in restroom in arrivals area, and then began shooting.
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Old Jan 6, 17, 2:28 pm
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Originally Posted by makin'miles View Post
ABC Affiliate (Channel 10) just noted that alleged shooter arrived on a 'Canadian' flight with a gun as checked baggage, loaded it in restroom in arrivals area, and then began shooting.
MSNBC Live said the shooter was a passenger on AC.
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Old Jan 6, 17, 2:30 pm
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http://www.mississauga.com/news-stor...derdale-safe-/

TORONTO — A spokesman for Air Canada says all its passengers and employees at the Fort Lauderdale, Fl., airport are "accounted for and safe" following a mass shooting that has left several people dead.

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Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick says in an email that passengers on the airline's departing flights were safely evacuated on the tarmac.
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Old Jan 6, 17, 2:40 pm
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From usatoday.com:

Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, told MSNBC the initial gunman was identified as 26-year-old Esteban Santiago and was carrying a military ID. CBS News, quoting law enforcement sources, reported Santiago was born in New Jersey.
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Old Jan 6, 17, 2:46 pm
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FLL is a popular destination for Québécois...

http://www.lapresse.ca/international...appe-belle.php
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Old Jan 6, 17, 2:46 pm
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And

"Santiago is a 26-year-old U.S. citizen, born in New Jersey, Fox News reported.

A law enforcement source additionally told the outlet the suspect had a concealed carry permit and a Florida driver’s license."

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/worl...icle-1.2937904


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Does anyone know if those AC flights have been able to unload pax? CBS local in FLL interviewed a couple who said they were waiting for their granddaughter who was sitting on the AC aircraft, communicating by phone with her saying they could not get to the gate.
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Old Jan 6, 17, 2:46 pm
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Originally Posted by cruzcap View Post
looking live right now there are no AC birds at the gates....might be a positive thing for AC pax....not in the terminal then...very sad....
Wouldn't be too quick on that shooter arrived on a Canadian plane apparently, unless it is Sunwing or Transat.
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Old Jan 6, 17, 2:52 pm
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AC 1622- from YYZ- Scheduled at 12:08
Transat 570 from YYZ- Landed at 12:47
Westjet 1282 from YOW- Landed at 12:31
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