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Fort Lauderdale shooting

Nikkie W. Breslin, Feature Writer

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In an airport, do you ever take the time to think about the dangers that could happen when you are just going your way through the terminal? Well on January 6th a man named Esteban Santiago proceeded to shoot at random civilians in an airport baggage claim that Friday.

Santiago had his gun taken away when entered an F.B.I agency and told the F.B.I agents that he was “Hearing voices” also “Being influenced by ISIS.” A mental health test was given to Santiago but he was deemed mentally unstable and was given his firearm back.

Five people were shot and killed at Fort Lauderdale airport when Esteban Santiago pull out a 9 mm handgun and shot ten to fifteen rounds into an unsuspecting crowd aiming at their heads.

Santiago was later put on trial where he pleaded to the judge before him “I only have 10 to 15 dollars to my name” Also Santiago stated that he was a security guard in Alaska.

After trial Santiago was given life in person with a possibility of the Death Penalty with two of the crimes being federal offenses.

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