At approximately 2:25 EST a passenger from an arriving flight from Canada emerged from a bathroom at the baggage claim area of Terminal 2. In his possession was a gun he had stowed in checked baggage. He shot and killed five as well as wounding nine others. He was taken into custody by Broward County Sheriffs shortly afterward.
Fort Lauderdale airport is presently shut-down and passengers are being screened at various locations. Aircraft awaiting news on when the airport will reopen are being directed by the tower to contact a phone number but not given direction on if or when they can depart. Arrivals are being diverted back to their points of origination in some cases or to nearby airports.
Given the timing of the incident there are likely some passengers due to depart on cruise ships that are unable to reach their vessels at the moment. The Caribbean Princess and Nieuw Amsterdam are presently in-port at Port Everglades. The Enchantment of the Seas, Carnival Victory, Norwiegan Sky, MSC Divina, Navigator of the Seas and Insignia are docked at Port Miami. Enhanced security has been put into effect at both ports.