Suspect shot after firing handgun in Trump golf club lobby

18 May, 2018, 17:13 | Author: Angel Logan
  • Police take down active shooting suspect at Trump National Doral Golf Club

The Trump National Doral Golf Club, an 800-acre resort outside Miami, is a former host of PGA Tour and World Golf Championship events.

Doral Police department said officers responded to the call at the resort in the early hours of Friday morning.

The man was allegedly "yelling and spewing some information about President Trump", Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said during the news conference.

Doral and Miami-Dade officers said they were called to the scene around 1:30 a.m. local time after receiving reports of an "active shooter" and immediately jumped into the fray. He earned $19.6 million from January 2016 to mid-April 2017, according to a previous financial report.

The gunman took a flag from a pole in the rear of the complex, brought it into the hotel lobby, draped it over a counter, yelled rhetoric against President Donald Trump and fired a gun into the air - at the roof and chandeliers, Perez said.

A police chief says the shooting suspect at the Trump National Doral resort in south Florida tried to "ambush" officers, but lost a gunfight with them. Although the exact words were unclear, Perez said it was an "anti-Trump sentiment" and the shooter "had an American flag that he did drape over the counter".

Trump was not at the club at the time. He's undergoing treatment for gunshot wounds, and his condition is unknown, authorities said. After exchanging fire with the suspect, officers were able to stop and apprehend the man.

There is no further threat, police said. "They risked their lives knowing that they had to get in there to save lives in that hotel".

"A huge thank you to the incredible men and women of the @DoralPolice Department and @MiamiDadePD", he wrote. No one under Secret Service protection was in the region at the time of the incident, the agency said.

Perez said the U.S. Secret Service was on the scene, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation was on the way, but that local police were in charge for the time being.

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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