Friday, January 06, 2017
5 KILLED AND 8 INJURED IN FORT LAUDERDALE FLORIDA AIRPORT TERRORIST ATTACK.
SANTIAGOS BROTHER SAID SOME TV CHANNELS ARE SAYING HIS BROTHER WAS A MUSLIM BECAUSE HE HAD A PICTURE OF HIMSELF WEARING A MUSLIM SCARF. BUT HIS BROTHER SAYS THEY GREW UP CHRISTIANS. THEY ARE NOT MUSLIMS. AND HIS BROTHER SAYS. THEY KNEW ABOUT MY BROTHER.AND WE WERE INFORMED WE CAN NOT TALK TO ESTEBAN OR SEE HIM IN JAIL. THE POLICE ARE FILING FEDERAL CHARGES AGAINST ESTEBAN-WHICH COULD RESULT IN THE DEATH PENALTY TO HIM.
AN ACT OF VIOLENCE AT AN AIRPORT IS THE OFFICIAL CHARGES FILED AGAINST ESTEBAN SANTIAGO.
VIDEO ABOUT SHOOTING JAN 6,17
ESTEBAN SANTIAGO WENT TO FLORIDA TO DO THE TERRORIST ATTACK PIRO SAID IN A PRESS CONFERENCE. HE WAS BORN IN NEW JERSEY. AT 2 YEARS OLD THEY MOVED TO PUERTO RICO. HE JOINED THE MILITARY. HE DONE A YEAR OF SERVICE IN IRAQ IN 2010 I BELIEVE.HES 26 YEARS OLD. AND HIS AUNT SAID WHEN HE CAME BACK FROM IRAQ.HE LOST HIS MIND. HE WOULD BE LOGICAL AT TIMES.THEN OTHER TIMES LOST. I WONDER AFTER 2014 WHEN OBAMA-CLINTON CREATED ISIS. DID SANTIAGO START WATCHING ISLAMIUC VIDEOS.AND SANTIAGO RADICALIZED HIMSELF OVER THE INTERNET. HIS BROTHER SAID HE DID HAVE MENTAL ISSUES. BUT OVIOUSLY HE WANTED TO DO THE TERRORIST ATTACK IN FLORIDA YESTERDAY. KILLING 5 AND INJURING 6. 6 WERE INJURED-NOT 8 LIKE REPORTED YESTERDAY. 3 OF THE 6 INJURED ARE STILL IN INTENSIVE CARE. AND 3 ARE RECOVERING NICELY. THE POLICE REFUSE TO RULE OUT TERRORISM IN THIS FORT LAUDERDALE FLORIDA AIR PORT SLAUGHTER OF 5 INNOCENT CITIZENS.I BELIEVE SANTIAGO WAS TO MUCH OF A COWARD TO BE A MARTYR FOR ALLAH THE DEATH CULT FAKE NON-EXISTANT MOON GOD OF ISAM.BUT HE LOVED THE IDEA OF KILLING IN THE NAME OF A MOON GOD.AND WHO KNOWS WHEN SANTIAGO WAS IN IRAQ FOR THE YEAR.HE MAY HAVE GOTTEN OBSESSED WITH ISLAM.AND HOW THEY COULD KILL CHILDREN OUT RIGHT.AND HOW THE MUSLIM CHILDREN WERE KILLED BY THE WESTERN COUNTRIES. HE THEN SAID HE HAD VISIONS AND DREAMS ABOUT JOINING ISIS.FROM THE TIME SANTIAGO STARTED SHOOTING PEOPLE AT AIR PORT.TILL HE GAVE UP.WAS A TOTAL OF 70 TO 80 SECONDS.HE DONE THE TERRORIST ATTACK WITH A 9MM SEMI-AUTOMATIC HAND GUN. WHICH HE RELOADED TWICE IN THAT 80 SECOND SPAN.BEFORE GIVING UP AND ARRESTED BY POLICE.THE 5 MURDER CHARGES-6 ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES AND WHATEVER ELSE CHARGES WILL BE RELEASED BY POLICE LATER TODAY AGAINST SANTIAGO.
WE NOW FIND OUT SANTIAGO HEAR VOICES IN HIS HEAD TELLING HIM TO JOIN ISIS. IT IS ALSO REPORTED THAT SANTIAGO 2 MONTHS AGO WENT TO THE FBI IN ALASKA WERE HE CURRENTLY LIVED AND GOT HIMSELF INTO A MENTAL INSTITUTION.BECAUSE HE SAID HE WANTED TO JOIN ISIS.THEN WHEN HE GOT OUTTA THE MENTAL INSTITUTION.HE TRAVELED TODAY ON A AMERICAN DELTA AIRLINES FLIGHT FROM ALASKA TO MINNESOTA AND ONTO FLORIDA. REPORTS ALSO SAID SANTIAGO HAD A SCUFFLE OR ARGUMENT ON THE PLANE WITH SOMEBODY ELSE. NOW WE KNOW WHY AT THE FLORIDA PRESS CONFERENCE.RICK SCOTT NEVER SAID THAT SANTIAGO WAS NOT A TERRORIST. HE JUST CALLED SANTIAGO EVIL. AND THAT FLORIDA WOULD DEAL WITH THIS EVIL.SO WE CAN NOW SAY SANTIAGO WAS INSPIRED BY ISIS.SO SANTIAGO IS A MUSLIM SEX FOR MURDER-DEATH CULT TERRORIST.HE MURDERED THESE INNOCENT PEOPLE ON PURPOSE.
THE BLACK HAIRED 6 FOOT SHOOTER SANTIAGO. GOT OFF A AMERICAN FLIGHT (MOST LIKELY DELTA AIRLINES)-BUT NOT CONFIRMED. HE THEN WENT INTO THE WASHROOM. HE LOADED HIS HAND GUN. AND STARTED SHOOTING PEOPLE IN THE WASHROOM HALLWAY. THEN IN THE BAGGAGE CLAIM AREA. HE NEVER SAID A WORD. JUST SHOT ANYONE IN SIGHT IN THE HEAD. HE ALSO RELOADED THE HAND GUN 2 OTHER TIMES.AS FOR THE SECOND SHOOTER SCARE. IT WAS ALL A FALSE REPORT. THERE WAS NO SECOND SHOOTER OR 2ND SHOOTING AREA.THE AIRPORT REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FUTHUR NOTICE.SANTIAGO LIVED IN ALASKA.AND HAS A CRIMINAL RECORD INCLUDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
AT 12:55PM A POSSIBLE SEX FOR MURDER ISLAMIST TERRORIST SHOT AND KILLED AT LEAST 5 AND INJURED 8 AT THE 22ND BUSIAST AIR PORT IN FORT LAUDERDALE FLORIDA. THE SHOOTER HAS BEEN ARRESTED. AND THE SHOOTING HAD OCCURED IN A BAGGAGE CLAIM DEPARTMENT. THE SHOOTER USED A HAND GUN. AND RELOADED IT TWICE ALSO. THE SHOOTER SHOT ALL THE VICTIMS IN THE HEAD REPORTS SAY. HE HAD A STAR WARS SHIRT ON.WE STILL DO NOT KNOW IF HE THE SHOOTER WAS A MUSLIM OR A PHYCO KILLER. BUT MY GUESS IS-IT WILL NOT BE A NAME LIKE BOB. BUT A NAME LIKE HASSAN. BUT WE WILL SEE AS IT ONLY HAPPENED 1 HOUR AND 23 MINUTES AGO. THE SHOOTING IS CONTINING ON IT SEEMS. ON THE RADIO THERE SAYING THERES SOMETHING GOING ON IN A ROOM. THERE TELLING PEOPLE TO GET DOWN. AND PEOPLE ARE CRYING AND YELLING THERE SAYING. THERE SAYING THEY HEAR SHOTS FIRED IN A NEW SPOT. THIS MAY NOT BE OVER YET. AND AT LEAST 100 ARE ROPED OFF IN THE GARAGE WERE THE 2ND SHOOTER MIGHT BE. OR IT MAY BE A FALSE ALARM. WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS FROM HERE ON IN. AT THE OUTSIDE OF THE AIRPORT THE PEOPLE ARE BEING TAKEN FROM THE INSIDE TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE AIRPORT. THE SWAT IS EVACUATING TERMINAL 1 NOW. THIS IS A ONGOING SITUATION. THE OFFICIAL DEATH COUNT IS 5 DEAD-8 INJURED. THE SHOOTER ARRESTED. BUT AN ONGOING DRAMA. ESTIBON SANTIAGO IS THE GUNMANS NAME.SO IF IT IS A MUSLIM-ITS A MEXICAN OR SOUTH AMERICAN MUSLIM. OR A PHYCO TERRORIST.HE WAS CARRYING A MILITARY ID. MAYBE HE WAS AN END OF THE WORLD CULTIST.WE HAVE JUST GOT AN UPDATE.YES THERE IS A 2ND SHOOTER ACTIVE AT THE AIRPORT YET.
Airport gunman charged, US seeks death penalty-[Associated Press]-KELLI KENNEDY and CURT ANDERSON-YAHOONEWS-January 7, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Iraq war veteran accused of killing five travelers and wounding six others at a busy international airport in Florida was charged Saturday and could face the death penalty if convicted.Esteban Santiago, 26, told investigators that he planned the attack, buying a one-way ticket to the Fort Lauderdale airport, a federal complaint said. Authorities don't know why he chose his target and have not ruled out terrorism.Santiago was charged with an act of violence at an international airport resulting in death — which carries a maximum punishment of execution — and weapons charges."Today's charges represent the gravity of the situation and reflect the commitment of federal, state and local law enforcement personnel to continually protect the community and prosecute those who target our residents and visitors," U.S Attorney Wifredo Ferrer said.Authorities said during a news conference that they had interviewed roughly 175 people, including a lengthy interrogation with the cooperative suspect, a former National Guard soldier from Alaska. Flights had resumed at the Fort Lauderdale airport after the bloodshed, though the terminal where the shooting happened remained closed.Santiago spoke to investigators for several hours after he opened fire with a Walther 9mm semi-automatic handgun that he appears to have legally checked on a flight from Alaska. He had two magazines with him and emptied both of them, firing about 15 rounds, before he was arrested, the complaint said."We have not identified any triggers that would have caused this attack. We're pursuing all angles on what prompted him to carry out this horrific attack," FBI Agent George Piro said.Investigators are combing through social media and other information to determine Santiago's motive, and it's too early to say whether terrorism played a role, Piro said. In November, Santiago had walked into an FBI field office in Alaska saying the U.S. government was controlling his mind and forcing him to watch Islamic State group videos, authorities said."He was a walk-in complaint. This is something that happens at FBI offices around the country every day," FBI agent Marlin Ritzman said.On that day, Santiago had a loaded magazine on him, but had left a gun in his vehicle, along with his newborn child, authorities said. Officers seized the weapon and local officers took him to get a mental health evaluation. His girlfriend picked up the child.On Dec. 8, the gun was returned to Santiago. Authorities wouldn't say if it was the same gun used in the airport attack.Santiago had not been placed on the U.S. no-fly list and appears to have acted alone, authorities said.The attack sent panicked witnesses running out of the terminal and spilling onto the tarmac, baggage in hand. Others hid in bathroom stalls or crouched behind cars or anything else they could find as police and paramedics rushed in to help the wounded and establish whether there were any other gunmen.Mark Lea, 53, had just flown in from Minnesota with his wife for a cruise when he heard three quick cracks, like a firecracker. Then came more cracks, and "I knew it was more than just a firecracker," he said.Making sure his wife was outside, Lea helped evacuate some older women who had fallen, he said. Then he saw the shooter."He was just kind of randomly shooting people," he said. "If you were in his path, you were going to get shot. He was walking and shooting."Over the course of about 45 seconds, the shooter reloaded twice, he said. When he was out of bullets, he walked away, dropped the gun and lay face down, spread eagle on the floor, Lea said.By that time, a deputy had arrived and grabbed the shooter. Lea put his foot on the gun to secure it.Lea went to help the injured and a woman from Iowa asked about her husband, who she described. Lea saw a man who fit his description behind a row of chairs, motionless, shot in the head and lying in a pool of blood, he said. The man, Michael Oehme, was identified as one of the dead victims on Saturday.Santiago had been discharged from the National Guard last year after being demoted for unsatisfactory performance. Bryan Santiago said Saturday that his brother had requested psychological help but received little assistance. Esteban Santiago said in August that he was hearing voices."How is it possible that the federal government knows, they hospitalize him for only four days, and then give him his weapon back?" Bryan Santiago said.His mother declined to comment as she stood inside the screen door of the family home in Puerto Rico, wiping tears from her eyes. The only thing she said was that Esteban Santiago had been tremendously affected by seeing a bomb explode next to two of his friends when he was around 18 years old while serving in Iraq.Santiago will make his first court appearance Monday.It is legal for airline passengers to travel with guns and ammunition as long as the firearms are put in a checked bag — not a carry-on — and are unloaded and locked in a hard-sided container. Guns must be declared to the airline at check-in.Despite his mental evaluation, U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said Santiago would have been able to legally possess a gun because he had not been judged mentally ill, which is a high standard.Santiago arrived in Fort Lauderdale after taking off from Anchorage aboard a Delta flight Thursday night, checking only one piece of luggage — his gun.___Anderson reported from Miami. Associated Press writers Tamara Lush in Pembroke Pines, Florida; Danica Coto in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Mark Thiessen in Anchorage, Alaska, contributed to this report.___This story has been corrected to show that six people were wounded, not eight, based on new information provided by authorities Saturday morning.
Airport shooting suspect chose Florida to launch attack: FBI-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-January 7, 2017
(Reuters) - The suspect in Florida's deadly airport shooting apparently chose to travel to Fort Lauderdale to carry out the rampage, and there are no signs there was any altercation on the flight or at baggage claim prior to the attack, authorities said on Saturday.George Piro, special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's office in Miami, told reporters the suspect, Esteban Santiago, 26, cooperated with investigators during an interview that lasted several hours overnight.(Reporting by Gina Cherelus; Writing by Daniel Wallis; Editing by Chris Reese)
Gun was given back to Florida shooting suspect last month-[Reuters]-By Zachary Fagenson-YAHOONEWS-January 7, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Police in Alaska took a handgun from the man accused of killing five people at Fort Lauderdale's airport on Friday, but they returned it to him last month after a medical evaluation found he was not mentally ill, authorities said on Saturday.Esteban Santiago, a 26-year-old Iraq war veteran, had a history of acting erratically and investigators are probing whether mental illness played a role in the latest U.S. mass shooting. According to court papers, he told agents he planned the attack and bought a one-way ticket to Florida.Marlin Ritzman, special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's office in Anchorage, told a news conference that Santiago walked into the office in November and said his mind was being controlled by a U.S. intelligence agency. He was turned over to local police, who took him to a medical facility for a mental evaluation."Santiago was having terroristic thoughts and believed he was being influenced by ISIS (the Islamic State militant group,)" Anchorage Police Chief Chris Tolley told the news conference.A handgun that police took from Santiago during the evaluation was returned to him early last month, Tolley told the news conference. The police chief said it was not clear if it was the same weapon used on Friday.Officials in Anchorage said the gun was returned because Santiago had not been adjudicated to be mentally ill."As far as I know, this is not somebody that would have been prohibited (from having a gun) based on the information they had," U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler told the news conference.Investigators have not ruled out terrorism as a motive and say the suspect's recent travel is being reviewed.Santiago was charged by federal prosecutors on Saturday with performing an act of violence at an airport causing serious bodily injury, using a firearm during a crime of violence and causing death to a person through the use of a firearm.He will appear in court in Fort Lauderdale on Monday.Five people were killed and six wounded in the rampage, while about three dozen were taken to local hospitals with bruises or broken bones suffered in the chaos as passengers fled the crowded baggage claim area.-'METHODICAL' SHOOTING-Authorities say Santiago arrived in Ft. Lauderdale on a connecting flight from Alaska and retrieved a Walther 9mm semi-automatic handgun from his checked luggage before loading it in a bathroom and then shooting indiscriminately.According to the criminal complaint, Santiago fired the weapon 10 to 15 times, aiming it at his victims' heads."He was described as walking while shooting in a methodical manner," the complaint said.Witnesses said the gunman, who was wearing a blue "Star Wars" T-shirt, said nothing as he fired, and that he surrendered to police only after running out of ammunition.The Broward County sheriff has said it took the first deputy about 70 to 80 seconds to contact the suspect after the first shots rang out and that when the deputy confronted him, he dropped the gun and was taken into custody.Authorities say three of the six victims who suffered gunshot wounds are in intensive care. The others are in good condition. Those killed included a volunteer firefighter in his sixties and a retiree on holiday with her husband.Santiago served from 2007 to 2016 in the Puerto Rico National Guard and Alaska National Guard, including a deployment to Iraq from 2010 to 2011, according to the Pentagon.A private first class and combat engineer, he received half a dozen medals before being transferred to the inactive ready reserve in August last year.An aunt said Santiago returned from his deployment "a different person," MSNBC reported.The attack was the latest in a series of U.S. mass shootings, some inspired by Islamist militants, others carried out by loners or the mentally disturbed.Last June, Florida was the scene of the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history, when a gunman apparently inspired by Islamic State killed 49 people and wounded 53 at the gay nightclub "Pulse" in Orlando.(Additional reporting by Gina Cherelus in New York, Alex Dobunzinskis in Los Angeles, and Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Writing by Daniel Wallis; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Dan Grebler)
At least five dead in Ft. Lauderdale airport shooting-[Reuters]-By Zachary Fagenson-YAHOONEWS-January 6, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A shooter wearing a Star Wars T-shirt opened fire at the baggage carousel at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday, killing at least five people before being taken into custody, officials and witnesses said.Five people died and eight more were wounded in the incident, the local sheriff's office said.The shooter, who said nothing, appeared to be a man in his 20s wearing a Star Wars T-shirt who was shot by police as he attempted to reload, MSNBC reported, citing witnesses.John Schlicher, who told MSNBC he saw the attack, described the shooter as a "slender man" who was "directly firing at us" while passengers waited for their bags to come off the carousel."I put my head down and prayed," Schlicher said, adding that his wife gave first aid to someone who had been shot in the head.His mother-in-law used her sweater to tend to another victim but it turned out that victim was already dead, Schlicher said.The shooter reloaded once for a second burst of shooting, Schlicher said, but he could not say how many bullets were fired.The shooting took place at the Terminal 2 baggage claim, said a post on the airport's Twitter account.Mark Lea, another eyewitness, told MSNBC "there was no rhyme or reason to it.""He didn't say anything, he was quiet the whole time, he didn't yell anything," Lea said.Security officials corralled passengers underneath jetways and on the runway apron, according to images on cable news networks.Ari Fleischer, a former press secretary for U.S. President George W. Bush, said on Twitter shots were fired and "everyone is running.""All seems calm now but the police aren't letting anyone out of the airport - at least not the area where I am," he said.A woman tended to a bleeding, seated man outside an airport building, according to a photo posted on Twitter by a Michigan information technology company.The Broward Sheriff's Office received a call at about 12:55 p.m. local time about shots fired at 100 Terminal Drive at the airport, the department wrote on Twitter.All services were temporarily suspended, the airport's Twitter feed said.Florida Governor Rick Scott was traveling to Fort Lauderdale to be briefed by law enforcement, his office said in a statement.The FBI's Miami office was "aware of the situation" and in contact with local authorities, a spokesman said in an email. No further information was immediately available.Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is the second largest in South Florida, serving as an intercontinental gateway, with Miami International Airport known as the primary airport for international flights in the area.Some 20 miles (30 km) north of Miami, the Fort Lauderdale airport is near cruise line terminals at Port Everglades.(Reporting by Colleen Jenkins, Jonathan Allen, Gina Cherlus, Letitia Stein and Laila Kearney; Writing by Daniel Trotta; Editing by JS Benkoe and James Dalgleish).
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