“Multiple people” have been shot dead by a lone gunman at Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida, say officials.

Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief told CNN authorities that a lone shooter was responsible for the attack and had been taken into custody.

Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said in a tweet: “I’m at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport. Shots have been fired. Everyone is running.”

Update: 2:33 p.m.

Fox News confirms 5 deaths

This is a developing story.