Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said eight people were injured and transported to an area hospital after gunshots rang out in the baggage area in Terminal 2 just before 1 p.m. There's no word yet how seriously they were hurt.
Anchorage Airport Police tell ABC News that Esteban Santiago, the suspect in the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting, only checked one bag which was the hard case with the weapon inside.
The mayor earlier described the gunman as a "lone shooter" who is responsible for the attack.
Investigators said the gunman boarded a plane Thursday night in Anchorage, changed planes in Minneapolis and flew to Fort Lauderdale Friday. Once he got off the plane, officials said he claimed his checked baggage, went into a restroom -- where he apparently loaded the gun -- and came out shooting.
SCENE PHOTOS: Shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport
The TSA reported these details shortly after the shooting:
- The incident occurred in public area, not a secure area
- The Terminal is currently being re-populated
- All passengers are being re-screened
Florida Senator Bill Nelson said the shooter was identified as 26-year-old Esteban Santiago. Nelson said a TSA administrator and director of the airport told him that the shooter was carrying a military I.D. with that name. ABC News confirmed the suspect's name with law enforcement sources.
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A witness tells ABC News that the gunman shouted "I'm not Jewish, I'm not Jewish" before he started shooting.
Another witness described a bloody scene at the terminal:
Witness to Ft. Lauderdale shooting said he heard "popping noises," ran to another terminal with his children and saw "puddles of blood." pic.twitter.com/leucZpjMHS— ABC News (@ABC) January 6, 2017
Images from the airport show hundreds of people standing on the tarmac as an ambulance drove by and numerous law enforcement officers, including tactical units, rushed to the scene.
Former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer posted on social media that he was at the airport when shots were fired and "everyone is running."
I'm at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport. Shots have been fired. Everyone is running.— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) January 6, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump posted a message in response to the shooting:
Monitoring the terrible situation in Florida. Just spoke to Governor Scott. Thoughts and prayers for all. Stay safe!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2017
A spokesperson for Delta said all of its employees are safe and accounted for.
RELATED: Security beefed up at NY-area airports after Florida shooting
Federal official tells ABC News that all departures and arrivals at this airport are suspended until the situation is resolved.
Several airports across the U.S. are adding security in the wake of the shooting.
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