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Former WH press secretary Tweets live from Florida airport shooting

Posted at 11:23 AM, Jan 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-06 14:38:03-05

Multiple people are dead after a shooting at Fort Lauderdale International Airport in Florida, according to Broward County Sheriff's Office.

Among the initial reports that began streaming in Friday morning were Tweets from former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer.

The former press secretary under George W. Bush Tweeted live updates, as travelers ran for cover through the chaotic scene.

Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief told CNN that the suspected shooter was in custody. As emergency personnel took control of the situation, Fleischer Tweeted that the chaos had begun to calm, though security remained tight to as authorities work to gain full control of the situation.