Last updated: May 21, 2018

US officials not ruling out ‘terrorism’ in Florida airport shooting

People wait on the tarmac of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting took place near the baggage claim on January 6, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, FloridaThe US authorities are not ruling out "the terrorism angle" as a potential motive of the Iraq war veteran accused of killing five people at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, officials said Saturday. Police interrogated the suspect, 26-year-old Esteban Santiago, throughout much of the night after the shooting rampage that killed five people, wounded six and sent thousands scrambling for safety before the authorities shut down the airport, a major gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America. "We continue to look at all avenues and all motives for this horrific attack," George Piro, the special agent in charge of Miami's FBI field office, told journalists.



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