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Senator Bill Nelson: Airport gunman was carrying military ID

Posted at 3:02 PM, Jan 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-06 18:04:59-05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson says the Fort Lauderdale airport gunman was carrying a military ID with the name Esteban Santiago, though it's not clear if it belonged to him or to someone else.

Nelson did not spell the name for reporters during a news conference Friday. Nelson says the baggage claim area is a "soft target." The airport had initially reported an "incident" in the baggage claim area.

Authorities say five people were killed and eight wounded in the shooting.

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Nelson says a motive still hasn't been determined.