Air Canada passengers in Fort Lauderdale safe after shooting

All passengers and employees are ‘accounted for and safe,’ says Air Canada


 
Travellers are evacuated out of the terminal and onto the tarmac after airport shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, U.S., January 6, 2017. (Zachary Fagenson/Reuters)

Travellers are evacuated out of the terminal and onto the tarmac after airport shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, U.S., January 6, 2017. (Zachary Fagenson/Reuters)

TORONTO — A spokesman for Air Canada says all its passengers and employees at the Fort Lauderdale, Fl., airport are “accounted for and safe” following a mass shooting that has left several people dead.

U.S. authorities say a lone shooter opened fire at city’s international airport this afternoon, killing five people and injuring eight before he was taken into custody.

They say the shooting took place inside Terminal 2, which serves Delta Air Lines and Air Canada.

Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick says in an email that passengers on the airline’s departing flights were safely evacuated on the tarmac.

Those on flights arriving from Montreal and Toronto were being held off gate while the terminal remained closed.

The Fort Lauderdale airport has suspended operations as law enforcement authorities rush to the scene.

Fitzpatrick says Air Canada has implemented a rebooking policy for passengers travelling to and from Fort Lauderdale on Friday and Saturday.


 

Air Canada passengers in Fort Lauderdale safe after shooting

  1. The Ft. Lauderdale shooter was NOT on an Air Canada flight. Air Canada tweeted the following “We confirm we have no record of a passenger by the name Esteban Santiago, or checked guns, on any of our flights to Fort Lauderdale #FLL 5/5” Please edit your story.