>> Chaos breaking out at Fort Lauderdale Airport Friday, after a gunman opened fire, killing at least five people and injuring eight before being taken into custody, forcing the airport to shut down for hours.>> The investigation continues. We have area SWAT teams and the Broward Sheriff's Office SWAT team clearing the entire airport.
There will be no movement in or about the airport until our SWAT teams give me real time information that it's safe. Right now we're taking, this scene is considered fluid and active.>> The suspect identified is 26 year old Esteban Santiago. Started shooting randomly at the baggage claim area of terminal two.
Authorities say he was carrying military ID and reportedly flew in today with a legally checked gun in his luggage. Esteban then retrieved his bag, went to the restroom to load it before coming out and opening fire. He was unharmed when he was arrested, as police say, they did not fire at him.
Security officials corralled passengers underneath jetways and on the runway apron. Footage shows passengers being moved outside the terminal to the tarmac for safety, with their hands in the air. Others huddling behind cars taking cover.>> I consider myself aware of most things, but this was really hard to figure out what was happening.
And the man ran down the escalator with the sheriffs and the police in pursuit.>> Everybody was running. I heard a lady yell for help, and then I just saw people running and I just ran.>> No word yet on a possible motive, but the FBI is investigating.
President-elect Donald Trump offering his condolences on Twitter, saying thoughts and prayers for all, stay safe. The Florida attack was the latest in a series of mass shootings that have plagued the US in recent years, sparkling a debate on gun laws. Airports around the US stepping out security in the wake of the shooting.