A man was arrested early Friday, May 18, after storming the lobby of the Trump National Doral Golf Club near Miami, Florida, ranting about the President and exchanging gunfire with officers.
The shooter was identified as 42-year-old Jonathan Oddi, who allegedly pulled a fire alarm around 1:30am to lure emergency responders into the golf course’s lobby. He also draped an American flag over the lobby’s counter.
After a brief shoot-out with police, Oddi was wounded and apprehended. He left the scene on a gurney, to be treated for multiple gunshot wounds to his lower extremities at Kendall Regional Medical Center. He was last reported in stable condition.
A Doral officer sustained a broken wrist during the attack and was last reported in good condition at Baptist Hospital. No other injuries have been reported.
Although the police did not immediately describe a motive for the attack at the resort, they said the man had tried to ambush officers and had yelled “anti-Trump” rhetoric.
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“We don’t know what his intentions were — long-term intentions — but we know what he was trying to do at the time, and it appears that he was trying to engage our police officers, some kind of ambush-type attack, trying to lure our police officers,” said Juan J. Perez, the director of the Miami-Dade Police Department.
“We immediately were able to neutralize this threat,” Mr. Perez said. “If not for the heroic efforts of the police officers that responded here today, this individual would have caused a lot of harm, and he was not able to do that.”
The authorities said they believed Oddi, who was shot and taken to a hospital, had acted alone in the episode. The Doral police said there was “no further threat” at the club. The whole incident lasted just a few minutes.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the officer-involved shooting, while Homeland Security and the FBI are expected to investigate the motive.