BREAKING NEWS: Federal Air Marshall Opens Fire

CNN is reporting that a Federal Air Marshall has opened fire on a flight originating from Columbia. More details to come.

MIAMI, Florida (CNN) — A weapon was fired on an American Airlines plane as it was on the runway at Miami International Airport on Wednesday, authorities confirmed.

The weapon was apparently fired by a federal air marshal on board the plane, which was on a stopover during a flight from Medellin, Colombia, to Orlando, Florida, police said.

The Boeing 757 was due to take off for Orlando at 2:18 p.m. ET.

2:51 PM – According to American Airlines the incident happened in the jetway on the ground in Miami, not on the flight.

3:10 PM – They are now reporting that the passenger claimed to have a bomb. When the person did not respond to the Marshall’s two warnings, then reached into his bag, the Marshall opened fire.

3:20 PM – CNN is now reporting from two different sources that the passenger is dead.

Final Update – The passenger has now been identified as Rigoberto Alpizar. has updated the above linked story with the latest details.

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