By Steve Neavling
The FBI agent who is in charge of the investigation into the Florida airport shooting was known for interrogating Saddam Hussein alone for months.
George Piro, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Miami field office, is leading the investigation into the shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport that killed five people, the Associated Press reports .
Esteban Santiago, a 26-year-old Iraq war veteran, is facing the death penalty if convicted.
Piro pledged to fight for the families and victims.
“I want to ensure these families that law enforcement is working tirelessly in order to ensure justice is served,” he said.
Pro became an FBI agent in 1999 and is a native of Beirut, Lebanon. He is fluent in Arabic and Assyrian.