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Man dies after deputies stop him at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Man dies after trying to breach security at Fort Lauderdale airport
Man dies after trying to breach security at Fort Lauderdale airport

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A man died Thursday after a security breach at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, authorities said.

Two Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies suffered minor injuries while stopping the man from running to the flights’ gates.

BSO deputies said the man suffered a “medical episode" and paramedics rushed him to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

On Thursday afternoon, detectives were still inside and outside the airport’s Terminal 3. The incident remains under investigation.


About the Authors:

Alex Finnie joined the Local 10 News team in May 2018. South Florida is home! She was raised in Miami and attended the Cushman School and New World School of the Arts for high school.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.