5 killed in Florida airport shooting

Five people are dead and at least eight people injured after a shooting at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport.
The incident happened around 1pm at the lower level baggage claim area of Terminal 2.
The gunman – wearing a Star Wars t-shirt – was taken into custody and has since been identified as 26-year-old Esteban Santiago.
Santiago reportedly flew into the airport from Canada, and checked a gun for the flight. He then opened fired in the baggage area after loading his weapon in the bathroom, Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca said.
Santiago was from New Jersey but his most recent address was in Naples, Florida. NBC News also reports that he had a history of mental problems
Santiago was a combat engineer in the Army National Guard, and was honorably discharged in 2016, the Army Criminal Investigation Division confirmed.
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13 Responses to 5 killed in Florida airport shooting

  1. Michael says:

    The rainbow house will say the Russians were involved..

  2. Padawan says:

    Another veteran failed by Obummer’s shitacular VA “fix?”

  3. Michael says:

    Funny. The MSM story seems to stink of false flag already. They claim that he check a handgun in at an airport in Canada? How come he’s not in a Canadian jail? The last I heard, US citizen can’t possess guns in Canada, right? Canada IS a foreign country to a US citizen.

    • Jive Talkinfool says:

      ..apparently the flight originated in Alaska–not Canada. Estaban Santiago (26 yrs), held a concealed carry permit and had checked in his weapon prior to boarding.

      …In Nov 2016, he allegedly contacted the Anchorage FBI field office complaining, “…that his mind was being controlled by a U.S. intelligence agency…”; specifically, “that US intelligence had infiltrated his mind and were forcing him to watch ISIS propaganda video”.

      …allegedly, “Santiago was born in NJ, with his family roots starting in Puerto Rico. He allegedly served in the PR Nat’l Guard. Apparently he was also in the Army Reserves prior to serving in the Alaska Army National Guard. His last post four(04) mos prior at Fort Greely, Arkansas ended with an honorable discharge with the rank of E3 (PFC).

      …allegedly, his brother stated that Santiago had recently been receiving psychological treatment.

  4. John h. says:

    Take em to lafayette tenn and give em 500 bail.
    John h.

  5. paulb says:

    Americans can get permits for carrying firearms in Canada- at least for hunting, and a pistol is acceptable as a sidearm, I think, in conjunction with the proper tags and permits for hunting, for safety reasons like hunting in bear areas and such.
    Shit ain’t cheap. There’s a guy I know spends 1,500 on logistics and permits and shit to drive from NC to Canada to hunt every fall.

    This whole shoot seems fucked up to me. Don’t mean that it’s not random, though.

    • Timbo says:

      Dudes bring rifles up to Canada to hunt all the time.
      However, for some strange reason, you can’t hunt with a hand gun in Canada.
      Unless you are security, you can only transport a handgun to and from a range.
      I signed a petition a couple weeks ago, concerning this matter, but a snowballs chance in hell of things getting more civilized here.

  6. BiblicalViolence says:

    He used to work/live in Alaska (probably a connecting flight through Canada), that’s where he spent his last part(s) in the Guard. 9+ years in and he got a GENERAL discharge as a E4 so this guy was a fuck-up. First deployments in Iraq was in the Guard via Puerto Rico, after he couldn’t find work there, moved to Alaska, re-upped, got discharged, worked for Signal 88 and it’s then he started seeing shit and checking himself into hospitals. Convenient seeing how he just had a kid a few months ago- I’m thinking less false flag and more dumb douchebag.

    • BiblicalViolence says:

      Or was it E3?

    • Larry says:

      Well, that’s probably when the schizophrenia began to set in. Late teens to early twenties is when it begins to manifest. A classic and tragic case of our failed mental health system. You practically can’t be involuntarily committed until you do something violent or criminal. Thus, we things like this, the Aurora movie massacre, and that Loughner dude gunning for the Arizona Congresswoman for her incorrect use of grammar.

  7. Steve S. says:

    It was a Canadian airplane, but it never touched down in Canada. Direct flight from Alaska to the CONUS. So no problems with firearms. It was in checked baggage and he retrieved it in Florida, loaded it, and then did the deed.
    And quite a few sites are now saying he’s an Islamic convert.
    Stunned I tell you, stunned.

    • Timbo says:

      Thank you!
      Absolutely stunning that the only place you can get all the facts is from citizen journalism!
      Now we all know.

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