January 6, 2017 9:04 pm -

Here’s what’s known so far.

  • The shooting suspect had a military ID, with the name Esteban Santiago on it, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson told ABC News. It’s unknown if the ID is legitimate and the suspect’s.
  • The shooter reportedly flew into the airport from outside Florida, potentially Alaska or Canada, with a gun in his checked-in luggage. He then went to a bathroom and loaded the gun before opening fire, a Broward County commissioner told ABC News.


  • It is “too early to say” whether the attack was terror-related, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a press conference.
  • By 1:11 pm, Ari Fleischer, a former George W. Bush official who was apparently on the ground, tweeted that things have calmed down but some people are still being held at the airport.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.