Accused FLL Airport Shooter Due In Court Friday

The accused Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport shooter is due in Federal Court Friday for a mental health hearing. 

Lawyers for 27-year-old Esteban Santiago of Anchorage, Alaska, say he is fit to stand trial despite his schizophrenia diagnosis. 

Today's hearing is one of several being held while the judge follows the status of Santiago's mental health.

Santiago is accused of gunning down five people in the baggage claim area January 6th. He's pleaded not guilty to a 22-count indictment. The Justice Department could seek the death penalty, but trial is many months away.

After the shooting, the FBI says Santiago told agents he acted under government mind control, then claimed inspiration by the Islamic State extremist group.

No terrorism links have been found.

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