Man shot after confrontation with police at Trump resort

Man shot after confrontation with police at Trump resort

"This guy was ready for war, he was waiting for our officers to come in", Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez told Miami radio station 610 WIOD.

Police said the man was using a semi-automatic handgun, but they did not provide any further details. Eastern time and Doral Police Department officers responded with assistance from the Miami-Dade Police department.

CBS News correspondent Manuel Bojorquez reports that police believe the suspect tried to lure law enforcement officers to the scene, and a fire alarm was set off prior to their arrival. After exchanging fire with the suspect, officers were able to stop and apprehend the man.

The gunman took a flag from a pole in the rear of the complex, brought it into the hotel lobby, draped it over a counter, yelled rhetoric against President Donald Trump and fired a gun into the air - at the roof and chandeliers, Perez said.

"These officers did not hesitate one second to engage this individual who was actively shooting in the lobby of the hotel", he said.

"We're not saying that this is terrorism, we're not saying anything like that, but we're not discounting anything at this point", Perez said, adding that the investigation is still in its early stages.

Trump was not at the club at the time.

BUSINESS IS BOOMING at Trump's luxury hotel in Washington
BUSINESS IS BOOMING at Trump's luxury hotel in Washington

An unidentified officer sustained an injury to his wrist during the incident but was not shot.

So far, the suspect has not been identified, and his motive is unknown. "We still have a lot of work to do". Trump said he turned over control of his businesses to his sons Eric and Donald Trump Jr.so he could focus on his presidency.

"Every day they keep our community safe".

Trump National Doral Golf Club is home to four championship golf courses. "We are very grateful to you", he said.

Earlier this month, an attorney for Trump asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that argues that the president's acceptance of payments from foreign and state governments at the hotel violates the Constitution.

In a statement, the U.S. Secret Service confirmed Friday that Special Agents from the Miami Field Office were "on the scene and working closely with our law enforcement partners".

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