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Consultant to Look at How Fort Lauderdale Airport Handled Shooting

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    Consultant to Look at How Fort Lauderdale Airport Handled Shooting
    Wilfredo Lee/AP
    Law enforcement personnel shield civilians outside a garage area at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after a shooter opened fire inside a terminal of the airport, killing several people and wounding others before being taken into custody.

    Officials in Florida are hiring a consultant to assess how well authorities handled the aftermath of a shooting in the baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

    The SunSentinel reports Broward County officials are in negotiations with St. Louis-based Ross & Barruzini Inc. to look at a variety of issues, including general airport security, cooperation between agencies and assistance to passengers and their families. Five people died and six others were injured in the Jan. 6 attack.

    The shooting was followed by panic by people in other terminals. There also were rumors of additional shooters that led to stampedes onto tarmacs.

    Twenty-six-year-old Esteban Santiago of Anchorage, Alaska, was taken into custody after the shooting and is being held on a 22-count federal indictment charging. He could face the death penalty.

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