Five Dead; Nine Injured in Ft. Lauderdale Airport Shooting

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

A lone gunman has been taken into custody at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Florida, Airport after firing multiple shots killing five and injuring nine. Real time tweets from former Presidential Press Secretary Ari Fleischer provided actual, real time, credible information.

Ari Fleischer, the former press secretary for President George Bush, spoke with reporters on what he saw and transpired at Delta Terminal 2 at Baggage Claim that left five dead, and nine injured and an already stunned world wondering what can be done to stop the epidemic of gun violence.

Fleischer, who handled the White House Press Corp during the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack, explained to The Daily Beast reporter, Adam Weinstein, who drove to the airport from his home in Florida, after Fleischer sent out his first of a series of tweets alerting the media and the world of the shooting as it was happening.

Trading the story for an impossible to find ride to a meeting the former Press Secretary was already late in arriving, Fleischer said simply, "I had just stepped off my flight from New York and was going to head down the escalator to the baggage claim, but had to make a pit stop," he said. "Thank God I had to make a pit stop."

He said, he and several others were in the men's room above the Baggage Claim area and suddenly the sound was unmistakable, the continuous sound of a strong of firecrackers, "Pop-pop-pop, pop-pop-pop," he said.

And produce the same reverberation worldwide; fired in a nightclub or a school or an airport terminal bullets all sound the same.

For more of Air Fleischer's first person account of the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport shooting.

The shooter, taken into custody and later identified as Esteban Santiago, carried the weapon in a checked bag which arrived on time in baggage claims.

A former Iraq War Veteran, Santiago, who's primary residence is in Anchorage, Alaska, was born in Puerto Rico and had a Military ID on his person.

No further information has been released.

This is a developing story.

Haute Tease

  • Diann Valentine, Celebrity Wedding and Interior Designer, Offers Tips On Spicing Up Your Home for Spring

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Diann Valentine, a vibrant and dynamic keynote speaker, television personality, internationally acclaimed wedding, event and interior designer is continuing to impress with a portfolio that commands attention she is bringing her eponymous brand to special occasion styling everywhere.

     
  • The Secret World of Arrietty - An Enchanted Magical Odyssey

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY, a Studio Ghibli and Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures Film, brings to the screen an enchanting animated story of summer friendship, youthful innocence, and family bonds.

     
  • Toronto Mansion of former Newspaper Magnet Conrad Black Set For Auction

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A grand and coveted historic Canadian mansion, privately located in Toronto's premier Bridle Path enclave, just 15 minutes outside of downtown Toronto, will be offered for sale at auction after 65 years of family lineage.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Syrian’s Assad Challenges Obama; Iranians Elect Moderate Cleric President

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama has issued his strongest warning yet to Syrian leader Basher al-Assad as the troubled dictator has gathered military support from Russian President Vladimir Putin as he seeks to defend his country.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Attends G7; Russia/Ukraine; VP Buries Son; May Job Numbers; Caitlyn Jenner

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama, along with members of the seven largest global economies will be meeting in the Bavaria region of Germany, hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as the nation's gather to discuss the issues with Russian and the Ukraine.

     
  • A Case of You Review – A Cute Romantic Comedy in a 4G Social Media World

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    “A Case of You,” from Lagniappe Films and I’m So Sorry Productions, is a modern twist on the New York urban romance myth where boy meets girl, they connect, romance blossoms and love is created.

     
  • ECOVACS ROBOTICS Sets a New Standard in Household Cleaning Robotics with Artificial Intelligence

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    ECOVACS ROBOTICS, a leader in smart cleaning robots, revealed its latest innovation in floor cleaning, ECOVACS AIVI™ (Artificial Intelligence and Visual Interpretation), at IFA 2018 in Berlin. AI-powered vision technology recognizes and avoids obstacles during self-directed floor cleaning.

     
  • The New Lotus Evora GT410 Sport Unveiled Ahead of Anniversary Celebrations

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Relentless in its development of world-class sports cars, launched in Lotus' 70th year and ahead of its anniversary celebrations, the new Evora GT410 Sport takes one of Lotus' success stories, and refines it through the application of enlightened design.

     
  • Bites with Chia Review - Chosen Foods Masters the Snack Market

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Bites with Chia, a healthy alternative to the snack pack, fell into my radar by way of a gift package from Chosen Foods introducing their newest treat, Avocado Oil Mayonnaise, and so deciding to give them the taste test proceeded.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Immigration, Iran, Abortion Debate, Jeff Koons, Icons Pass

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Donald Trump announced his plan to reform the current immigration system calling for a merit-based system which would build on his efforts to end the illegal pipeline that currently operates in through the southern border states.

     
  • kymo, Germany’s Exclusive Floorwear Experts, Introduces The Atelier

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    THE ATELIER, a new bespoke service from contemporary-flooring experts kymo, invites architects, interior designers and other specifiers to co-create, transforming their artistic visions, or those of their clients, into unique, distinctive, exclusive and uncompromised, finest-quality rug designs.

     
  • Brave Era Travel Silk Sheet Delivers Added Comfort Anywhere

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Brave Era Travel Silk Sheet, from owner and founder, Nichole Alden, who came up with the idea while on vacation after an emergency appendectomy landed her in a Paris hospital for five days sleeping on hospital sheets.

     
  • Welcome the New Year with Brilliant New Album from Brickwork Lizards

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Happy New Year! We are kicking off the musical new year with a new release. Haneen has stormed the stations with its unique blend of Hip Hop, Pre-War Jazz and Arabic Music, crazy maybe but what a sound.

     
  • Miami At Night Book Review – Captures the Silky Colors and Pulsating Heat of The Magic City

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Miami At Night, from Schiffer Publishing and author Bill Brothers, bring together a vibrant nocturnal explosion of pulsating neon’s rising with the dusk filling the nighttime skyline with golden, enchanted sunsets, truly magnificent cityscapes bursting with life.

     
  • The Hitman’s Bodyguard Review - Slapstick Comedy, A Dramatic Euro Modern Action Film

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Hitman’s Bodyguard, from Summit Entertainment and Millennium Media, present a dramatic action comedy of epic proportions  with solid action, slapstick comedy, stunning car chases through idyllic European cities,  modern storytelling,  and just a tinge of romance.