Lap top saves man's life during Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

Miraculous story: Man credits lap top for saving him during shooting

By Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer, Calvin Hughes - Anchor

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - There were bullets flying at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when 13 people were shot. Five of them didn't make it out of the baggage claim area alive. And Steve Frappier was lucky. He credited his Apple MacBook Pro for saving his life. 

The 37-year-old traveler from Atlanta brought his school-issued lap top, because he was going to an education conference. He placed it in his backpack, but didn't think of it when he felt an impact on his back during the shooting. 

"I was wearing a backpack on both shoulders and then when we went to the floor, I dropped and the backpack was still on my back," Frappier said during an interview with CNN. 

Frappier said he saw a man get shot in the head and heard his wife screaming. When the bloodshed was over, he said he went to the men's restroom and saw a bullet hole on the lap top. He gave it to FBI agents. And he was in shock when they found a 9 mm bullet in his backpack. 

That was when he realized a gunman aimed to kill him, but the laptop took the bullet for him. The bullet, which ended up in the pocket of his backpack, could have shot him between the shoulders.

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