Esteban Santiago

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Girl Gets Back Teddy Bear Lost in Airport Shooting

10-year-old dropped special bear as family fled

(Newser) - Yards from where workers finished the cleanup from the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting, a girl was reunited Tuesday with the teddy bear she left behind while fleeing. Courtney Gelinas, 10, smiled as Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport spokesman Greg Meyer opened the trunk of his SUV to reveal Rufus, the teddy... More »

Saddam Interrogator Leading Fort Lauderdale Investigation

George Piro met with Saddam daily, worked to gain his trust

(Newser) - The FBI agent who interrogated Saddam Hussein alone for months after the former Iraqi leader's capture is now leading the investigation into the Florida airport shooting rampage blamed on an Iraq war veteran. George Piro, special agent in charge of the FBI's Miami field office, was Saddam's... More »

Lauderdale Shooting Suspect Charged, Could Face Death

Esteban Santiago is charged as authorities try to figure out motive

(Newser) - While investigators try to figure out the motive of an Iraq war veteran accused of killing five travelers and wounding six others at a busy airport in Florida, the suspected gunman was charged and could face the death penalty, reports the AP . Esteban Santiago, 26, was charged with an act... More »

FBI Hasn't Ruled Out Terrorism in Airport Shooting

Suspect was a 'changed man' after Iraq service

(Newser) - The FBI hasn't ruled out any motive—including terrorism—in Friday's mass shooting at a Florida airport . George L. Piro, special agent in charge of the FBI's Miami office, says the agency will track the movements of alleged gunman Esteban Santiago, 26, in what is expected toe... More »

Florida Shooting Suspect Spoke to FBI in November

Esteban Santiago said the government was controlling his mind

(Newser) - A law enforcement official says the Florida airport gunman told the FBI in November that the government was controlling his mind and was forcing him to watch Islamic State group videos. The official says agents in Anchorage, Alaska, completed their interview with 26-year-old Esteban Santiago and called the police, who... More »

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