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DORAL, Fla. — A person was arrested early Friday morning on the Trump Nationwide Doral Golf Membership close to Miami after exchanging gunfire with officers, shouting about President Donald Trump and draping a flag over-the-counter within the foyer, police stated.
Police had been notified of an “lively shooter” within the Trump-owned membership about 1:30 a.m. ET, Doral Police Chief Hernan Organvidez instructed News reporters. He stated officers from Doral and Miami-Dade confronted him instantly and exchanged gunfire with the person who was “neutralized” and brought into custody.
Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez stated the person was shouting about Trump, and “actively capturing.”
“He was yelling and spewing some details about President Trump and that is what we all know to this point. And he had an American flag that he did drape over-the-counter,” Perez stated.
Trump was not on the membership on the time.
Perez stated a Doral officer obtained an unspecified damage.
“You already know, these officers didn’t hesitate one second to interact this person who was actively capturing within the foyer of the lodge,” he stated. “They risked their lives realizing that that they needed to get in there to avoid wasting lives in that lodge.”
Perez stated the Secret Service was on the scene, and the FBI was on the best way, however that native police had been in cost in the intervening time.
As day was breaking, the massive golf facility within the rising suburb was surrounded by a heavy police presence and News helicopters hovered over the scene. The entrances had been blocked, and yellow warning tape was stretched throughout the primary gate. A Miami-Dade crime scene truck was parked contained in the gate.
The golf resort beforehand generally known as the Doral Resort & Spa was bought by the Trump Group in 2012. Its signature course is the Blue Monster at Doral.
The Trump Nationwide Doral, which incorporates a number of buildings for lodging and an expansive clubhouse, is among the many largest motels within the Miami suburb. It is about eight miles from Miami Worldwide Airport.
Its web site describes it as an 800-acre resort with 643 complete visitor rooms, greater than 100,000 sq. toes of occasion house and 4 golf programs.