Police shoot gunman at Trump-owned resort in Florida | 2018-05-19 | daily-sun.com

Police shoot gunman at Trump-owned resort in Florida

    19 May, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Washington: 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, reports BBC. 

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”. 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.

On social media, Mr Oddi called himself a fitness instructor, real-estate investor and manager of a gemstone business, the newspaper reports.

He seems to be from South Africa, the newspaper reported.

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

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