Suspect who killed 5, injured 8 at US airport detained

Suspect who killed 5, injured 8 at US airport detained

Florida police have detained the key suspect who killed five people and injured eight others in a shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport.

Recall the attacker opened fire at the baggage claim area of Terminal 2 as passengers were collecting their luggage. Witnesses said he walked along the carousals and did not say anything as he shot people who were trying to run or hide.

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The suspect has been identified by police as 26-year-old Esteban Santiago, an Iraq war veteran and officials say they have not ruled out terrorism as a possible motive.

US media say the man may have been mentally disturbed. He reportedly said the government was controlling his mind and made him watch jihadist videos.

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