Ft. Lauderdale Airport Attack Recap Thread, Alleged ISIS Connection

Ft. Lauderdale Airport Attack Recap Thread, Alleged ISIS Connection

I happened to be on Twitter for the Ft. Lauderdale shooting incident earlier this afternoon. And since I also recently signed up for Playstation Vue, I even got to watch cable news at the same time. The following is my live recounting of the event, which thanks to Paul Joseph Watson over at InfoWars, got a lot of eyeballs.

More on this to come, but since I went full reporter mode over on Twitter, I figured I might as well chronicle it here, too. My thoughts are with the victims of this senseless tragedy.



The gunman was wearing a uniform and a military ID with the name Esteban Santiago, a 26-year-old man born in New Jersey. Investigators confirmed to ABC News he is the shooter in the attack and was being interviewed by the FBI.

According to the Army Criminal Investigation Division, Santiago was a combat engineer and honorably discharged from the Army National Guard in 2016…

Authorities said in an afternoon press conference Santiago was a passenger on a Canada flight and had a legally-checked gun in his luggage.

Witnesses said the gunman shouted “I’m not Jewish,” repeatedly, as he held a “long gun” and opened fire indiscriminately.

Another witness said it was a 9mm, so I can’t say for sure what type of gun it was.

Photo of Esteban Santiago


They add that in November 2016, he walked into an FBI office in Anchorage claiming that he was being forced to fight for ISIS. He was sent to a psychiatric hospital.

In 2011 or 2012, he was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations for child porn. Three weapons and a computer were seized, but there was not enough evidence to prosecute, according to law enforcement sources.

Ethan Ralph

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  • Yuno Gasai

    When I heard this on the car radio I said to the person next to me “place your bets that the shooter’s Muslim”

    • Flowey

      He’s Puerto Rican

      • Yuno Gasai

        A Muslim is someone who practices Islam; not a race.

        • Flowey

          my mistake

          • kthomp1123

            Then try to get some reading comprehension and intelligence.
            How stupid can you be?

          • Okay, was that really necessary? I mean, what good does your comment do. Perhaps being kind would make this world a little nicer. Flowey, being an adult, admitted a mistake. That makes Flowey a person with morals and ethics. Your comment helps no one and makes you look foolish.

          • Flowey

            It was just a simple mistake. Not defending that terrorist or anything. IMO I think that Puerto Rican Muslim should get the chair for the shit he did, and I really enjoy reading the news on this site. No idea why a simple mistake on my part would cause you to fly off the handle like that. Sorry for triggering you 🙂

    • Tamago1

      He’s not affiliated to any religion. He’s just a guy that went to Iraq and came back twisted. He received some treatment in San Juan before moving out to live at Alaska even though he still wasn’t cured according to his uncle and aunt.

      The pose he does with his hand has nothing to do with Islam. That’s a pose regueton singers often do to say that they are the top or number 1. You look around the facebooks of young Puertorricans and you gonna see it a lot.

      • Yuno Gasai

        thanks for the info.

  • Hawk Hopper

    According to the Army Criminal Investigation Division, Santiago was a combat engineer and honorably discharged from the Army National Guard in 2016…

    Another killer of Americans to come out of the politically correct US military. Other recent ones include Gavin Long (Baton Rogue cop killer), and Micah Xavier Johnson (Dallas cop killer).

  • wombat

    Prime FBI competence right there.

    “I’m being forced to fight for ISIS”
    “Cool, go on planes no problem!”

  • Silence Dogood

    Awww, the one about the woman whose husband died while they were on their way to go on a cruise got me right in the feels. 🙁

  • Russian Agent Were-Puppy

    If he was born in NJ then he was probably dancin on the rooftops during 9/11

  • The Mother of Dragons

    Of course he’s an anime fan… Those idiots are the worst.

  • Typical

    You can pretty much disregard any 9mm description of the gun from anyone not a police officer after the weapon is retrieved. To the average idiot, any pistol is a 9mm.