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Feds identify suspected Florida airport shooter

Police officers stand on the perimeter road along the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after a lone shooter opened fire inside a terminal of the airport, killing several people and wounding others before being taken into custody, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP/Lynne Sladky)

Federal officials are now identifying the man who they believe fatally shot multiple people Friday at Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport.

Police responded to reports of shots fired shortly before 1 p.m. near the Terminal 2 baggage claim area.

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson (D) said Transportation Security Administration chief Peter Neffenger told him the identity of the alleged shooter is Estaban Santiago. The suspect was reportedly carrying a military ID and a handgun, although it is not clear if the ID actually belonged to the gunman.

NBC News reported that the ID showed that Santiago is 26 years old and was born in New Jersey. Authorities have not yet revealed a motive.

Multiple people were seen also running out of Terminal 1 after police had already said the gunman was in custody.

It's not yet clear what caused the passengers to flee Terminal 1.

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