UPDATE 6:10PM EST
It has been confirmed that the gunman was NOT on a Canadian flight, but rather a flight from Alaska.
UPDATE 3:42PM EST
Authorities are saying that the gunman was a passenger on a Canadian flight. He had checked the gun in his bag, loaded it in the bathroom, and shot people in the baggage terminal. 13 people were shot, 5 died, and 8 were transported to hospital. Claims of a second shooter are unconfirmed at this time.
A gunman has opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida.
Media is reporting that nine people were shot and three people have died during whats being called an "ongoing incident."
The incident occurred in the baggage claim area of Terminal 2. It does not appear the shooter breached the TSA-secured area of the airport.
Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from the airport while authorities assessed the situation. They currently have who they believe is the only suspect in custody.
Flights are still going in and out of the airport as scheduled, with the shooting causing just "minimal impact." Travelers are being encouraged to contact their airlines about any delays.
Former White House Press Secretary, Ari Fleischer, was at the airport during the time of the shooting.
I'm at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport. Shots have been fired. Everyone is running.— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) January 6, 2017
The police said there is one shooter and five victims.— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) January 6, 2017
All seems calm now but the police aren't letting anyone out of the airport - at least not the area where I am.— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) January 6, 2017
There is video of inside the terminal after the attack. Anything graphic has been blurred out, but the footage may still be disturbing to some viewers.
Video released from inside Fort Lauderdale airport baggage claim area pic.twitter.com/QVfWnhhNiE— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) January 6, 2017
The police have yet to make a statement on the incident or the identity of the shooter.
We will keep this post updated with any further information we receive.
Stay strong, Ft. Lauderdale.