The peace was broken today at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when an act of terrorism took place that has reportedly left 5 dead and 8 wounded. Florida Senator Bill Nelson has identified the shooter as Esteban Santiago, who has been wounded by authorities and is now in custody.
Things to know about Esteban Santiago
1. He was carrying a military ID that identified his name, although it's not confirmed if it's his.
Senator Bill Nelson on MSNBC right now. Says shooter has been identified as Esteban Santiago - carrying a military ID #FortLauderdale
— Stewart Moore (@Stewartmoore) January 6, 2017
2. Esteban Santiago is 26 years old.
3. He lives in Naples, Florida.
4. Is originally from New Jersey.
Senator Bill Nelson identifies FLL shooter as Esteban Santiago... sources say he's 26, lives in Naples, from New Jersey.
— Vic Micolucci - WJXT (@WJXTvic) January 6, 2017
5. According to the Mirror, the alleged shooter was wearing a blue "Star Wars" t-shirt.
6. MSNBC is reporting that the shooter may have gotten the gun from his luggage after arriving on a flight.
7. Possible photo of the shooter.
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8. Esteban reportedly has a long criminal history.
Esteban Santiago has a lengthy petty criminal record. Motive remains unknown.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) January 6, 2017
9. Santiago's family is from Puerto Rico.
— Julio Ricardo Varela (@julito77) January 6, 2017
10. Army National Guard confirms Esteban was honorably discharged 4 months ago.
11. Photo of the gun used during shooting.
— M Escovedo (@DeskEight) January 6, 2017