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Airline Passengers Panic as Gunman Opens Fire in Fort Lauderdale

A passenger with a gun in his checked luggage opened fire in baggage claim at the Fort Lauderdale airport, killing 5 people and wounding 8.

People stand on the tarmac at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida after a lone shooter opened fire inside the terminal on Jan. 6.

After running out of ammunition, identified as 26-year-old Esteban Santiago, threw his weapon down and lay spread-eagle on the ground, authorities and witnesses said. The motive is still under investigation.

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People run on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6. Wilfredo Lee / AP
A man is helped after an airport shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6. Mike Starobinsky / Maxwillsolutions via Reuters
A law enforcement officer evacuates a civilian from an area at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6. Wilfredo Lee / AP
People take cover at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport after a gunman opened fire on Jan. 6. Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post via Zuma
Law enforcement officials head to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6. Alan Diaz / AP
An injured woman is loaded into an emergency vehicle at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after a gunman opened fire inside a terminal of the airport on Jan. 6. David Santiago / El Nuevo Herald via AP
People take cover outside Terminal 2 of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting took place near the baggage claim on Jan. 6. Joe Raedle / Getty Images
Passengers run on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6. David Santiago / AP
A young woman runs behind a police officer as they seek cover outside of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport on Jan. 6. Joe Raedle / Getty Images
People take cover outside Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6. Wilfredo Lee / AP
People stand on the tarmac at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after a shooter opened fire inside a terminal of the airport on Jan. 6. Wilfredo Lee / AP
Law enforcement personnel shield civilians outside a garage area at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6. David Santiago / AP
Passengers wait on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6. David Santiago / El Nuevo Herald via AP
A shooting victim is unloaded from an emergency vehicle and taken into Broward Health Trauma Center on Jan. 6. Taimy Alvarez / Sun-Sentinel via Zuma
People hide near a pole at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6. Julie Brown / AP
People wait at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting took place near the baggage claim on Jan. 6. Joe Raedle / Getty Images
Firemen and ambulances wait outside the Fort Lauderdale airport on Jan. 6. Giorgio Viera / EPA
People seeking cover walk towards police with their arms raised outside of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting took place near the baggage claim on Jan. 6. Joe Raedle / Getty Images