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3 dead, 9 shot at Fort Lauderdale airport

Posted January 6

— A gunman opened fire Friday afternoon at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, shooting at least nine people and killing three of them, Broward County officials said.

A gunman was in custody, local law enforcement sources told NBC News.

The gunman is in custody and was a lone shooter, Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief told CNN.

"We have no evidence at this time that he was acting with anyone else. He is currently in custody and we're investigating," Sharief said. Investigators are looking into the suspect's motive, she said.

It wasn't immediately clear whether the shooting occurred inside an airport terminal. Passengers and workers were evacuated onto a tarmac.

Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer tweeted that he was at the airport at the time of the shooting and "everyone is running." He later tweeted that "all seems calm."

Services at the airport were suspended while law enforcement investigated the incident. The FAA told reporters on the scene that flights into and out of the airport were running on schedule from terminals 2 and 3.

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