Man Arrested After Firing Shots At Trump Golf Club In Florida

Minnie Murray
May 18, 2018

- A man has been arrested after shots were fired inside a South Florida hotel lobby at the Trump National Doral Golf Club near Miami, which is owned by President Donald Trump.

According to media reports, the man was shot during a confrontation about 1:30 a.m. inside the lobby of the golf and spa facility near Northwest 36th Street and 87th Avenue. He had draped an American flag over the lobby counter and was "yelling and spewing some information" about Trump, but Organvidez did not provide more details on what exactly the man was saying.

Perez said the man's immediate motive seemed to be to lure police into a gunfight.

The Doral Police Department says on its website there are "no known victims at this point" and there is "no further threat". A Doral police officer suffered broken bones but was not shot, Perez said.

Perez said a Doral officer received an unspecified injury.

Mar 6 2016 Miami FL USA Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump walks onto the 18th green for the awards ceremony following the final round at TPC Blue Monster at Trump National Doral. Mandatory Credit John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports  Reut
Gunman Open Fire In Lobby Of Trump National Doral Miami

"If not for the heroic efforts of the police officers that responded today, this individual would've caused a lot of harm", Perez said.

Trump famously criticised former President Barack Obama for playing too much golf during his time in office. Earlier, police said the suspect was wounded. "He had an American flag that he did drape over the counter".

"We don't know what his intentions were, longterm intentions", Perez said. Every day they keep our community safe. "We are very grateful to you", he 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.

A man has been detained after a shootout at the the Trump National Doral Golf Club, near Miami, Florida. According to CBS News, they confirmed that no "protectees were in the Miami region at the time of the incident".

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