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Hundreds stranded at Trudeau Airport, flights cancelled after Fort Lauderdale shooting

Update: Air Canada is offering free re-booking for passengers who missed their flights.
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WATCH ABOVE: Montrealers heading to Florida are stranded at Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport after a mass shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport. Global's Gloria Henriquez reports – Jan 6, 2017

Flights to and from Fort Lauderdale airport have been cancelled following the mass shooting Friday afternoon.

READ MORE: 5 dead, 8 injured in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting in Florida

Hundreds of passengers ready to board their flights were turned around and left waiting at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport in Montreal.

Some told Global News they were forced to book hotels until the situation is resolved.

READ MORE: Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: What Canadian travellers need to know

The two cancelled Air Canada flights were AC1608 and AC1608 scheduled for 4:15 p.m. and 5:50 p.m., respectively.

The airline is offering free re-booking for passengers who missed their flights.

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Security at Montreal’s airport was also increased, an agent said that they were told to “be more vigilant.”

Montreal Police were on site with dogs checking for anything suspicious.

READ MORE: Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: Esteban Santiago identified as shooter

 

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