In Custody After Reports of Shots Fired at Trump Golf Resort


Police responded to an active shooter report at the Trump National Doral Miami resort early Friday morning.

Trump was not at the resort at the time.

Doral Police Chief Hernan Organvidez told news reporters that officers from Doral and Miami-Dade confronted the gunman immediately and exchanged gunfire with him.

"He did succeed (in luring police), and he did lose", Perez said.

Video footage showed the conscious suspect being wheeled into a hospital on a gurney.

It began at about 1:30 a.m. after a man reportedly walked into the lobby saying something about President Donald Trump, laid an American flag on a counter and set off a fire alarm, drawing law enforcement officials.

"He was yelling and spewing some information about President Trump and that's what we know so far".

Perez said that it was too early to speculate on the man's motives.

Authorities also said they are not ruling out terrorism, Police told WPLG that the suspect repeatedly called 911 and was actively shooting in an attempt to draw authorities inside. The man was arrested without further violence. "They risked their lives knowing that that they had to get in there to save lives in that hotel". "Special Agents from the Miami Field Office are on the scene and working closely with our law enforcement partners". According to CBS News, they confirmed that no "protectees were in the Miami region at the time of the incident".

President Donald Trump's son Eric has tweeted that he's grateful for the efforts of Doral and Miami-Dade police after a shooting at the Trump National Doral resort in south Florida. The massive property has four courses - its most signature being the Blue Monster, which has hosted numerous PGA Tour and World Golf Championships events featuring the world's top golfers.

The Trump National Doral, which includes several buildings for lodging and an expansive clubhouse, is among the largest hotels in the Miami suburb.

The Trump International Hotel is less than a mile from the White House. Authorities said they do not believe he was a guest at the 800-acre golf resort in the city of Doral, about 15 miles northwest of downtown Miami.