FBI: Fort Lauderdale Airport Killer Texted Family & Friends on Puerto Rico Cell Phone, Then Opened Fire on Travelers
Esteban Santiago Ruiz texted friends and family earlier Friday before turning the Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport baggage area into a war zone, federal law enforcement sources said.
Santiago, also known as Ruiz, was carrying an AT&T Mobility cellular phone with a Puerto Rico cell phone number at the time of his arrest. He texted family and friends earlier today, federal sources confirmed. They did not say whether the 26-yr-old alleged gunman warned anyone of his plans to open fire on travelers, however.
Federal Law enforcement sources have divulged a number of other key intelligence facts to True Pundit about Santiago, who killed at least five people and wounded many others.
We’re going to go raw Intel format here, as the information on this story is rapid and fluid. Santiago was a long time resident of Puerto Rico, federal agents said. He is currently residing in Anchorage, Alaska.
Esteban is a U.S. Army Reservist. Served at least one deployment in Iraq. Discharged 2016. Fort Greely, AK
Esteban is an undeclared registered voter in Alaska.
Name: ESTEBAN SANTIAGO RUIZ
Born: 1990, New Jersey
Alias Names Used:
ESTEBAN SANTIAGORUIZ ESTEBAN
ESTEBAN ESTEBAN SANTIAGORUIZ
ESTEBAN ESTEBAN SANTIAGORUIZ JR
Parents: Both parents born in Puerto Rico. Father recently deceased in Puerto Rico. Mother is alive, residing in Puerto Rico.
Current Hometown: Anchorage AK
Previous Residences: Lived in Peñuelas, Puerto Rico & Union City, New Jersey