Authorities have reported five fatalities and ight injuries in a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport. Officers arrested the lone suspect.

TSA has stated that an active shooter remains at the airport, but no one has confirmed that yet.

The shooting took place in Terminal 2 near the lower level baggage claim area at 12:55PM ET. Officials said they have the lone suspect in custody:

Nearly an hour and a half after the shooting, scores of police and law enforcement officials descended on to the airport after reports of an unconfirmed second shooting inside of a parking garage, located between terminals 1 and 2.

Several heavily armored officers were seen running into this parking garage and ordering everyone to get on the ground and take cover. Around this same time, civilians were also seen running across the tarmac.

About a half hour later, about 60 people were lined up inside of the parking garage waiting to be searched by police.

They hav identified the shooter as Esteban Santiago. He had military identification on him, but authorities do not know the motive yet.

Witnesses spoke afterwards:

“It was very surreal,” John Schlicher, a witness, told Fox News. “He did not say a word.” He described the shooter as a slender man with dark hair, likely in his 30s, wearing a Star Wars T-shirt.

While speaking to Shepard Smith live on Fox News, Schlicher said he heard crews ordering passengers to take cover. He spoke over the phone while ducked down on the floor.

“He was shooting people that were down on the ground, too,” Schlicher said.

The gunman apparently got down on the ground and waited for police to arrive after he ran out of bullets, a witness told CBS News.


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