A man who police say was yelling “anti-Trump sentiment” was arrested early Friday after exchanging gunfire with officers in the lobby of a hotel at a sprawling golf resort that the president owns near Miami.
Yellow caution tape was seen stretched across the main gate of the Trump National Doral Golf Club Friday morning following the overnight rampage, in which the shooter reportedly burst into the property for unknown reasons and draped an American flag over a lobby counter while spraying bullets, Fox News reports.
One officer received an unspecified injury, officials said.
The 800-acre resort with 643 total guest rooms, more than 100,000 square feet of event space and four golf courses. Police were notified of an “active shooter” in the Trump-owned club, Doral Police Chief Hernan Organvidez told reporters.
He said officers from Doral and Miami-Dade confronted him immediately and exchanged gunfire with the man who was “neutralized” and taken into custody.
Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said the man was shouting about Trump and “actively shooting.”
“He was yelling and spewing some information about President Trump and that’s what we know so far. And he had an American flag that he did drape over the counter. You know, these officers did not hesitate one second to engage this individual that was actively shooting in the lobby of the hotel.”
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Perez stated the Secret Service was on scene, and the FBI was on the way, but that local police were in charge for the time being.
The entrances were blocked, and yellow caution tape was stretched across the main gate. A Miami-Dade crime scene truck was parked inside the gate.
The golf resort previously known as the Doral Resort & Spa was purchased by the Trump Organization in 2012. Its signature course is the Blue Monster at Doral.
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