Police shoot gunman at Trump golf resort

Published: May 18, 2018 22:04:27 | Updated: May 20, 2018 10:50:07

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, reports BBC.

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.

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