“The backpack saved my life,” Steve Frappier told CNN final week.
When Esteban Santiago opened hearth within the baggage declare space at Terminal 2, Frappier ducked for canopy, sporting his backpack on each shoulders “like a tortoise.”
“At one level, when the shooter shot towards my path [and] there was a bullet that ricocheted,” he informed CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
Frappier stated he “felt one thing hit my again,” however thought it was simply falling baggage. It was solely later that he realized a bullet had entered his pack and hit his laptop computer.
“Once I gave my bag over to the FBI for investigation, they discovered the bullet within the pocket of my backpack,” Frappier stated. “The best way that it ricocheted and entered my bag, that might have been my again.”
As seen within the image above, the bullet left a gaping gap within the MacBook, damaging its aluminum unibody chassis—and certain rendering it unusable. I doubt he’ll assume twice about shopping for one other MacBook, although.
“The unusual factor, too,” Frappier advised Cooper, “is that, within the rush to get off the aircraft, I simply type of shoved the laptop computer into my backpack, and it was simply open very barely.
“So later, when [the FBI] have been looking the backpack, they have been in search of the entrypoint. And it seems it did simply undergo the open backpack, ran by way of the laptop computer and the casing, after which into an inside pocket of the backpack.”
5 individuals have been shot lifeless and eight wounded within the assault, in accordance with CNN, which reported that Santiago was taken into custody “with out incident.”