US Authorities Searching for Motive Behind Deadly Florida Airport Attack

008703fb-b6c8-4bb9-a7b4-4f47b5d3a642_w987_r1_sU.S. authorities are continuing to look for a motive behind Friday’s deadly shooting at a Florida airport amid reports from relatives of suspected gunman Esteban Santiago that he was mentally traumatized by his 11 months of fighting in the U.S. war in Iraq.

Santiago was charged Saturday with an act of violence at an international airport resulting in death. If convicted of the charge, Santiago could face the death penalty or possibly life in prison for the attack that killed five people. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance in Florida on Monday.

“Not everyone has the same reaction when they return from war,” his brother, Bryan Santiago, told CNN. “Some are better, and some, not so much.”

According to their mother, Esteban Santiago, now 26, said that he was significantly affected when he saw a bomb explode next to two of his friends while he served in Iraq during most of 2010 and early 2011.

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