The Miami Herald reported that early Friday morning, a gunman walked into the lobby of Trump National Doral Miami resort, then started ranting about President Donald Trump draped an American flag on the counter and began firing.
Luckily, the lobby wasn’t crowded and the police arrived at the scene within moments.
“The man — who was not a guest at the resort — waited in the lobby for police officers to arrive before luring them into a gunfight, authorities said. During the gunfight, the unidentified man was struck several times in the lower body. No workers at the resort or guests were injured. A Doral cop hurt his wrist,” the Miami Herald reported.
The suspect was identified by Miami Police as 42-year-old, Jonathan Oddi, of Doral, Florida.
“We are not saying this is terrorism … we are not discounting anything at this point,” director of the Miami-Dade Police, Juan Perez told reporters.
“We still have a lot of work to do,” added Perez.
Secret Service says agents from its Miami Field Office are on scene at the resort and “working closely with our law enforcement partners.”
CBS4 released a footage that shows the suspect being transported to Kendall Regional Medical Center. Watch it on the video link below.
Breaking: Officer-involved shooting at @TrumpDoral. A man suspected of bringing a gun to the resort and triggering reports of an active shooter is now at the hospital. More on @CBSMiami all morning. pic.twitter.com/09D0kG6lQL
— Lauren Pastrana CBS4 (@LaurenPastrana) May 18, 2018
Doral Police Chief Hernan Organvidez told reporters that “They confronted the subject immediately upon arrival and exchanged gunfire with him,”
President Trump’s son, Eric Trump posted a tweet praising the police departments involved in the shootout.
“A huge thank you to the incredible men and women of the @DoralPolice Department and @MiamiDadePD. Every day they keep our community safe. We are very grateful to you!” he tweeted.
The incident will be investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, along with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. The FBI and agents with U.S. Department of Homeland Security will also be investigating the incident.