ATLANTA, Jan. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta CEO Ed Bastian extends condolences following reports of a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport in the baggage claim area in Terminal 2, where Delta operates.
"The thoughts and prayers of the entire Delta family are with the people of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County, and those involved in the tragic events today," said Delta CEO Ed Bastian. "We're grateful to the first responders on the scene who immediately went into action to evacuate our customers and employees. I also want to thank our employees in the operation in Fort Lauderdale and beyond who are working to re-accommodate our customers. The safety of our customers and employees is our deepest core value, and we are providing our complete support to authorities as the situation develops."
The terminal was evacuated as a result of the shooting. Preliminary reports indicate that all Delta employees are safe and accounted for during what remains an ongoing active shooter incident at the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. We are working with local law enforcement. Customers traveling to and from FLL today should expect flight disruptions and are encouraged to check flight status at Delta.com or via the Fly Delta Mobile App.
Due to the status of Terminal 2, Delta will be offering a waiver for customers to change their travel plans free of penalty, and will be published to the delta.com homepage soon.
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SOURCE Delta Air Lines