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Broward County Responds to Incident at Airport
- Toll Free Number Available for Family and Friends of Airport Passengers -

DATE: January 6, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Margaret Stapleton, Director
Office of Public Communications

PHONE: 954-357-6990

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward County has established a toll-free number for passengers and family members affected by this afternoon's incident at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. At least five individuals are confirmed dead following an active shooter incident in Terminal 2 at approximately 1PM and several others are being treated at local hospitals.

According to Broward Sheriff's Office, the suspected gunman is in custody.

The Airport has suspended all operations until further notice. Port Everglades is closed to inbound land traffic until further notice. Passengers are asked to call their airline or cruise line for latest information.

A Family Assistance Center has been established at the Renaissance Hotel, 1617 SE 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316. The telephone number of the hotel is 954-626-1700.

Friends and family can call the Broward County Call Center, toll free, at 866-435-9355, for the latest information. The Call Center will be open for extended hours today and until further notice.

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A media staging area has been established between Terminal 1 and 2 of the Airport, on the upper level. The Broward Emergency Operation Center is at a Level 2 (partial) activation to coordinate any additional resources in support of the incident.