Santiago arrived in a flight from Canada to Ft. Lauderdale and had a handgun in his checked baggage, according to police.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
January 6, 2017
Ft. Lauderdale, FL – On Friday, a shooting at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport resulted in the murder of 5 tourists and 8 people injured. Lone gunman, Esteban Ruiz Santiago, 26, originally from New Jersey and of Puerto Rican descent opened fire at the baggage pick-up Terminal 2 killing arriving tourists and Santiago was taken into custody at the terminal, according to police in Florida.
Santiago will appear before a federal judge on Monday to face multiple homicide charges.
Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca confirmed Santiago arrived in a flight to Ft. Lauderdale from Canada and had a weapon in his checked luggage. He went to the bathroom and loaded the handgun and came out of the bathroom shooting at people, according to LaMarca.
Authorities say, Santiago had an interest, downloaded jihad propaganda and suffered from a mental heath issue.