Image: People take cover outside Terminal 2 of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting took place near the baggage claim on Jan. 6.

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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.

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Image: 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.

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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Image: People run on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6.

People run on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6.

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Image: A man is helped after an airport shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6.

A man is helped after an airport shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6.

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Image: A law enforcement officer evacuates a civilian from an area at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6.

A law enforcement officer evacuates a civilian from an area at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6.

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Image: People take cover at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport after a gunman opened fire on Jan. 6.

People take cover at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport after a gunman opened fire on Jan. 6.

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Image: Law enforcement officials head to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6.

Law enforcement officials head to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6.

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Image: 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.

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.

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Image: People take cover outside Terminal 2 of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting took place near the baggage claim on Jan. 6.

People take cover outside Terminal 2 of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting took place near the baggage claim on Jan. 6.

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Image: Passengers run on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6.

Passengers run on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6.

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Image: A young woman runs behind a police officer as they seek cover outside of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport on Jan. 6.

A young woman runs behind a police officer as they seek cover outside of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport on Jan. 6.

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Image: People take cover outside Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6.

People take cover outside Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6.

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Image: 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.

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.

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Image: Law enforcement personnel shield civilians outside a garage area at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6.

Law enforcement personnel shield civilians outside a garage area at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6.

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Image: Passengers wait on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6.

Passengers wait on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6.

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Image: A shooting victim is unloaded from an emergency vehicle and taken into Broward Health Trauma Center on Jan. 6.

A shooting victim is unloaded from an emergency vehicle and taken into Broward Health Trauma Center on Jan. 6.

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Image: People hide near a pole at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6.

People hide near a pole at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6.

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Image: People wait at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting took place near the baggage claim on Jan. 6.

People wait at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting took place near the baggage claim on Jan. 6.

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Image: Firemen and ambulances wait outside the Fort Lauderdale airport on Jan. 6.

Firemen and ambulances wait outside the Fort Lauderdale airport on Jan. 6.

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Image: 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.

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.

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