The person who opened hearth on the Trump Nationwide Doral Golf Membership early Friday had been yelling “anti-Trump … rhetoric” there, Miami-Dade police Director Juan Perez mentioned.
The suspect is a 42-year-old resident of Doral, Florida, and is in secure situation after police shot him in an change of gunfire, Perez mentioned.
A Doral police officer suffered damaged bones however was not shot, Perez mentioned.
The gunman took a flag from a pole within the rear of the complicated, introduced it into the lodge foyer, draped it over a counter, yelled rhetoric in opposition to President Donald Trump and fired a gun into the air — on the roof and chandeliers, Perez mentioned. He then “waited for officers to have interaction him,” Perez mentioned.
Perez mentioned the person’s fast motive gave the impression to be to lure police right into a gunfight. “He did succeed (in luring police), and he did lose,” Perez mentioned.
A person yelling about Donald Trump opened hearth early Friday within the foyer of a Miami-area golf resort owned by the President, authorities mentioned.
Authorities obtained a name of an energetic shooter on the Trump Nationwide Doral Golf Membership at 1:30 a.m., mentioned Juan Perez, director of the Miami-Dade police.
When officers arrived, they discovered the suspect armed with a handgun, Perez mentioned. The person — who will not be believed to be a visitor on the resort — had draped an American flag over a counter, Perez instructed reporters.
The fireplace alarm was blaring, which Perez mentioned was an try by the suspect to lure officers into the foyer.
Perez didn’t present particulars on what the shooter was saying about Trump, who was on the White Home on the time.
Officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who was shot a number of occasions within the decrease extremities and brought into custody. He is present process remedy for gunshot wounds, and his situation is unknown, authorities mentioned.
One officer is in good situation after struggling accidents not associated to firearms. There have been no different recognized victims, the Doral Police Division mentioned on Twitter.
Perez mentioned it is too early to inform what the suspect’s motive was. “We aren’t saying that is terrorism. … We aren’t discounting something at this level,” he mentioned. “We nonetheless have numerous work to do.”
Secret Service is investigating
The President’s son Eric Trump applauded Doral and Miami-Dade officers.
“Day by day they preserve our group protected. We’re very grateful to you,” he mentioned.
An investigation is underway, and can embody the FBI, the Secret Service and native police.
Nobody beneath Secret Service safety was within the Miami space on the time of the capturing, a Secret Service consultant mentioned.
The Trump Nationwide Doral Golf Membership, an 800-acre resort exterior Miami, is a former host of PGA Tour and World Golf Championship occasions.
CNN’s Abby Phillip contributed to this report.