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Photos Capture Panic And Chaos After Deadly Ft. Lauderdale Airport Shooting

A gunman opened fire at the Florida airport on Friday, killing five and sending hundreds of panicked people running for cover.

Posted on January 6, 2017, at 6:20 p.m. ET

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People ran for cover outside of Terminal 2 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting that took place near the baggage claim area on Jan. 6.

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Crowds also spilled onto the tarmac as authorities worked to secure the scene.

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People also sought cover behind cars outside the airport.

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For hours after the shooting, passengers on the tarmac were rushed from one spot to the next in the confusion.

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Law enforcement personnel also shielded civilians outside a garage area.

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Shooting victims were taken to Broward Health Trauma Center and other hospitals.

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And law enforcement officials from multiple agencies descended on Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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People continued to run out onto the tarmac amid reports that the scene wasn't secure.

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Authorities also assisted people seeking cover outside Terminal 2.

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A young woman was also seen running behind a police officer as they sought cover.

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As crowds were evacuated, first responders worked for hours to secure the area outside the airport.

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And people took cover where they could.

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As a precaution, evacuees were told to walk toward police with their arms raised outside the airport.

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Crowds, meanwhile, waited for hours for further instruction on the tarmac.

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And a shutdown of roadways into the airport led to a traffic mess.

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