Report: Florida shooter's "erratic behavior" had previously concerned FBI

January 7, 2017 06:14


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


George Piro, FBI special agent in charge of the Miami Division, says they have not ruled out terrorism after an Iraq war veteran, identified as Esteban Santiago, killed five people at Fort Lauderdale's airport on Friday.

"We are looking at all avenues. We have not ruled out terrorism and we will be pursuing every angle to try to determine a motive behind this attack," Piro said during a news conference in Florida.Officials say Santiago took a gun out of his checked luggage and opened fire in a crowded baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale's airport. He was on a flight that left Anchorage, Alaska. And Piro says, he was known to authorities.

"The individual did walk into our Anchorage office in November. He came in and spoke with FBI agents. At that time, he clearly stated that he did not intend to harm anyone however his erratic behavior concerned FBI agents that were interviewing him," Piro said, adding that Santiago was taken for a mental health evaluation at that time.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
June 26, 2019
Nicaragua arrests four men suspected of ties to Islamic State


Cookie Settings