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Police shoot gunman at Trump-owned resort in Florida

Police shoot gunman at Trump-owned resort in Florida

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Image caption A man identified as the suspect was wheeled into an ambulance after the incident

Florida police have shot and injured a gunman rambling about US President Donald Trump in the lobby of his golf resort near Miami, officials say.

The man, identified as 42-year-old Jonathan Oddi, was taken to hospital after exchanging fire with police at the Trump National Doral Golf Club.

The police say they responded at 01:30 local time (05:30 GMT) after receiving calls about a man firing shots.

"Thankfully, there were no shooting victims," Miami-Dade police tweeted.

The police say that one officer "suffered a broken wrist".

Skip Twitter post by @MiamiDadePD

#UPDATE: #MDPD and @DoralPolice responded to a shooting where a subject opened fire in the lobby of the @TrumpDoral. Officers exchanged gun fire, striking the subject. Thankfully, there were no shooting victims. An officer suffered a broken wrist. More information to follow.

โ€” Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) May 18, 2018


End of Twitter post by @MiamiDadePD

Mr Oddi's motive was not immediately clear.

Local media report that Mr Oddi was "yelling and spewing" information about President Trump and draped a US flag over the lobby's counter.

Mr Oddi was not a guest at the resort, but lived in a nearby apartment complex, according to the Miami Herald newspaper.

Eric Trump, the president's son and a top official at the Trump Organization that runs the resort, praised police actions.

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A huge thank you to the incredible men and women of the @DoralPolice Department and @MiamiDadePD. Every day they keep our community safe. We are very grateful to you! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

โ€” Eric Trump (@EricTrump) May 18, 2018


End of Twitter post by @EricTrump

President Trump has so far made no public comments on the issue.

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