Why America is protecting Islam and hiding it's atrocities under the facade of Isis???? This guy seems to have converted to Islam while at work. You can see his picture with a mustacheless beard, a typical appearance that hardcore mohammadans usually sport.
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At least five people have been killed and 13 wounded after a gunman carrying military identification and wearing a Star Wars T-shirt opened fire in the baggage area of Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida.
The 26-year-old suspect, named as Esteban Santiago, was taken into custody at the scene. Officials said the man had checked in his unloaded weapon in when he boarded a flight in Anchorage, Alaska.
There were reports on Friday night there had been an "altercation" on board. Upon arrival in Fort Lauderdale , the man went to load the weapon in the lavatory area and then began shooting.
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The shooting happened around 1pm local time, as the busy airport, which is a major hub between the US, Europe and the Caribbean, was packed with tourists.
Law enforcement officials told CBS that in November last year, Santiago told the FBI in Anchorage that voices in his head were forcing him to join and fight for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).
Santiago had a history of mental illness and had reported himself to an FBI office in Alaska showing signs of psychological trauma.
He then voluntarily checked himself into a mental health facility.
There were questions over how he was able to retain and transport a firearm, given his history of mental illness.
His brother, Bryan Santiago, said the family had moved to Pueto Rico when Santiago was two-years-old. He served with the island's National Guard for around two years and in 2010 was deployed to Iraq for a year.
Bryan Santiago said his brother had been fighting with his girlfriend in Alaska.
His aunt, Maria Ruiz, who lives in Union City, New Jersey, said that Santiago came back from Iraq "changed". But, she said, he had become a father last year and the birth of his child made him happy.
The airport remained tense in the hours after the shooting, with reports of further shots heard in other parts of the airport.
Hundreds of people were seen running for shelter in live television pictures as witnesses claimed there was a second gunman – reports later denied by police.
Witnesses told NBC Miami that the gunman silently approached the baggage area and started firing. He did not appear to be targeting anyone in particular, “popping off bullets at random”.
Mark Lea, a 53-year-old financial adviser from Minneapolis, who was in the baggage claim area, said: “I was dodging bullets and trying to help people get out of the way. At first we thought it was firecrackers. Everyone started screaming and running. The shooter made his way down through baggage claim. He had what looked like a 9mm and emptied his entire clip. People were trying to run.”
Ari Fleischer, a former White House press secretary, was in the airport at the time. “Everyone is running,” he tweeted. Later, he added: “All seems calm now, but the police aren’t letting anyone out of the airport – at least, not where I am.”
Video posted on Instagram appeared to show several people wounded in the baggage claim area of the terminal. One person was lying in a pool of blood with a head wound.
Donald Trump, who takes over as president in a fortnight, said he was following events. “Monitoring the terrible situation in Florida. Just spoke to Governor Scott. Thoughts and prayers for all. Stay safe!”
The airport, America’s 21st busiest, sees an average of 73,000 people pass through every day.
Security is high at US airports as a routine, following terrorist attacks last year on airports in Brussels and Istanbul. The Florida shooting, like those last year, was in the unsecured area of the airport, which does not have screenings.
Esteban Santiago's aunt Maria Ruiz lives in a well-kept blue painted house on a hill in Union City, overlooking Manhattan across the Hudson River, Harriet Alexander reports.
The tip of the Empire State Building peeks out from the end of the street. Santiago was born in New Jersey, but moved to Puerto Rico when he was aged two.
His aunt told the local newspaper he had returned from Iraq a changed man - but the birth of his son last year had made him happy.
Dozens of television cameras and police cars stood at the entrance to the street as the FBI interviewed Mrs Ruiz and her husband, behind closed doors inside the house.
'Voices in his head told him to join and fight for Isil'
Law enforcement officials have said that in November last year, Santiago told the FBI in Anchorage that voices in his head were forcing him to join and fight for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), CBS reports.
Santiago had a history of mental illness and had reported himself to an FBI office in Alaska showing signs of psychological trauma. He then voluntarily checked himself into a mental health facility.
There were no suggestions on Friday evening of links to Islamist terrorism.
Esteban Santiago's brother speaks
The brother of the man who has been tentatively named as the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida airport says the suspect had been receiving psychological treatment while living in Alaska.
Bryan Santiago tells The Associated Press that his family got a call in recent months from 26-year-old Esteban Santiago's girlfriend alerting them to the situation.
Bryan Santiago said he didn't know what his brother was being treated for and that they never talked about it over the phone.
He said Esteban Santiago was born in New Jersey but moved to the US territory of Puerto Rico when he was 2 years old. He said Esteban Santiago grew up in the southern coastal town of Penuelas and served with the island's National Guard for a couple of years.
He was deployed to Iraq in 2010 and spent a year there with the 130th Engineer Battalion, the 1013th engineer company out of Aguadilla, according to Puerto Rico National Guard spokesman Maj. Paul Dahlen.
Florida governor says now not the time to discuss gun control
Rick Scott, the governor of Florida, has brushed off questions about the legality of guns in airports.
Esteban Santiago, the suspect, is believed to have carried the gun legally in his checked baggage, and then taken it out on arrival. It is perfectly legal in the US to carry guns on planes in your checked baggage, as long as they are declared.
Mr Scott said, when asked if guns should be banned from airports:
It’s horrible what happened here. It’s not time to be political. It’s time to mourn for those who lost their lives, and pray for those fighting for their lives.
This is a senseless act of evil. We’re going to hold them accountable. We have an investigation.