MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. — A man “yelling and spewing some information” about Donald Trump opened fire in the lobby of a Miami-area golf resort owned by the President early Friday, authorities said.
Authorities received a call of an active shooter at the Trump National Doral Golf Club at 1:30 a.m., said Juan Perez, director of the Miami-Dade Police.
When officers arrived, they found the suspect armed with a handgun, Perez said. The man — who is not believed to be a guest at the hotel — had draped an American flag over a counter, Perez told reporters.
The fire alarm was blaring, which Perez said was an attempt by the suspect to lure officers into the lobby.
Perez did not provide details on what the shooter was saying about the President.
Officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who was shot multiple times in the lower extremities and taken into custody. He’s undergoing treatment for gunshot wounds, and his condition is unknown, authorities said.
One officer is in good condition after suffering nonfirearm-related injuries. There were no other known victims, the Doral Police Department tweeted earlier.
Perez said it’s too early to tell what the suspect’s motive was. “We are not saying this is terrorism … we are not discounting anything at this point,” he said. “We still have a lot of work to do.”
Secret Service is investigating
The President’s son, Eric Trump, applauded Doral and Miami-Dade officers.
“Every day they keep our community safe. We are very grateful to you,” he said.
An investigation is underway and will include the FBI and the Secret Service, along with local police.
The Trump National Doral Golf Club, an 800-acre resort outside Miami, is the former host of a PGA Tour event. Until last year, the World Golf Championship tournament had been held at the resort since the 1960s.