Steve Frappier was wearing a backpack on both his shoulders when he dove to floor to get away from Esteban Santiago, an Iraq veteran and discharged member of the Alaska Army National Guard who opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale airport today.
After Santiago retrieved his bag at baggage claim, he took out a gun and started firing, reports CNN. One source said he went to the bathroom to get the gun out of his luggage first.
Frappier says when he went to the floor a bullet shot in his direction ricocheted and entered his backpack. The bullet appears to have traveled through his MacBook and come to rest in the side pocket of his backpack.
“Since I was on the ground like a tortoise you know with the backpack on me. The way that it ricocheted and entered my bag, that would have been my back,” said Frappier.
CNN reports that Santiago had shown up several months ago at the FBI office in Anchorage saying he was hearing voices in his head including some telling him to join ISIS. He was taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation, the officials said. He voluntarily checked himself in.
Five individuals are reportedly dead as a result of the shooting. Our deepest condolences go out to their families and friends. More details can be found in the CNN report linked below… Read More