A gunman opened fire on Friday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport in Florida, causing multiple fatalities, officials said.
Broward County Sheriff’s office tweeted “multiple people” had died in the shooting and one person was in custody.
“Confirmed: Shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport with multiple people dead. One subject in custody,” the Broward County Sheriff’s office tweeted.
“There is an ongoing incident in Terminal 2, Baggage Claim,” said a post on the airport’s Twitter account.
Television footage showed passengers running to safety, and others gathered on the tarmac.
Ari Fleischer, a former press secretary for U.S. President George W. Bush, said on Twitter shots were fired and “everyone is running.”
“All seems calm now but the police aren’t letting anyone out of the airport – at least not the area where I am,” Fleischer said.