Consultant to look at how Florida airport handled shooting

AP News
Posted: Feb 09, 2017 6:56 AM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Officials in Florida are hiring a consultant to assess how well authorities handled the aftermath of a shooting in the baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

The SunSentinel ( ) reports Broward County officials are in negotiations with St. Louis-based Ross & Barruzini Inc. to look at a variety of issues, including general airport security, cooperation between agencies and assistance to passengers and their families. Five people died and six others were injured in the Jan. 6 attack.

The shooting was followed by panic by people in other terminals. There also were rumors of additional shooters that led to stampedes onto tarmacs.

Kavanaugh Sends New Letter to Grassley
Cortney O'Brien

Twenty-six-year-old Esteban Santiago of Anchorage, Alaska, was taken into custody after the shooting and is being held on a 22-count federal indictment charging. He could face the death penalty.


Information from: Sun Sentinel ,