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Apple MacBook Pro laptop saves man’s life in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

A MacBook Pro has saved a man’s life during today’s shooting in the baggage claim area of the Fort Lauderdale airport where five people killed and eight other injured.

In an interview with CNN, Stephen Frappier says his backpack containing his MacBook Pro laptop was hit by a stray bullet as he dived to the floor to take cover.

“The backpack saved my life,” a shaken Frappier told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

“I felt something hit my back and I thought it was luggage (falling off the carousel) at that time.

“It was only later when I went to the bathroom to check myself out that I saw the bullet entered my backpack and then later when I gave my bag to the FBI for investigation they found the bullet in the pocket of my backpack.”

Frappier says the combination of the material of his backpack, the plastic casing around the laptop and the MacBook Pro itself combined to save his life.

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From the images it looks like the previous version of the MacBook Pro which is made if anodized aluminium.

The area where the bullet impacted the MacBook Pro can be clearly seen.

The gunman, who authorities said used a semi-automatic handgun, was arrested and later identified as 28-year-old Alaska native Esteban Santiago.

 

About Stephen Fenech

Stephen is the Tech Guide editor and one of Australia's most respected tech journalists. He is a regular on radio and TV talking about the latest tech news, products and trends.

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