Florida Airport Shooting Suspect Set to Enter Plea

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Posted at 9:43 AM, Jan 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-30 09:43:00-05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The suspect in the South Florida airport shooting spree in which five people were killed and six were wounded is scheduled to enter a plea.


An arraignment is set Monday morning in federal court for 26-year-old Esteban Santiago, who's charged in a 22-count federal indictment in the Jan. 6 shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.


He's charged with causing death or bodily harm at an international airport, causing death during a crime of violence and using a firearm during a crime of violence. Santiago could face the death penalty if convicted.


The FBI says Santiago flew from Anchorage, Alaska, to Fort Lauderdale with a handgun in a case in checked luggage. Authorities say he loaded the gun in a bathroom and came out firing in a baggage claim area.

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