Rick Scott

Fort Lauderdale shooting suspect was an Iraq war veteran with delusions of being forced to fight for Islamic State

Fort Lauderdale shooting suspect was an Iraq war veteran with delusions of being forced to fight for Islamic State

The young Iraq war veteran suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding eight others at Fort Lauderdale’s international airport Friday had become mentally agitated in recent weeks, family members said, despite his happiness over the birth of a son less than four months ago. 

Esteban Santiago, 26, was in custody following the attack, being questioned by local and federal law enforcement. Eyewitnesses described an eerily calm assailant who fired bursts from a semiautomatic handgun at fellow airline passengers as they clustered around a baggage carousel – and then just as calmly tossed his weapon away and positioned himself spread-eagle on the ground,...

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