Chaos at Ft. Lauderdale airport: Multiple dead, suspect in custody

Gunshots erupted at the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, airport on Friday, leaving five people dead.

Authorities say the gunman, who appeared to be acting alone, is in custody.
Here’s the latest on what we know:
• Five people are dead, and eight injured people were transported to hospitals, Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief told CNN.
• The gunman had a gun checked in his baggage and had declared the firearm, law enforcement sources told CNN.
• The suspect flew to Florida from Alaska, the sources said. When he arrived at the airport, he retrieved his bag at baggage claim, he took out the gun and started firing, the sources said. One source said he went to the bathroom to get the gun out of his luggage and emerged firing.
• Broward County Sheriff Steve Israel said the gunman likely acted alone. The sheriff said it was too early to say whether terrorism was the motive.

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