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Man Arrested for Shooting at Trump Club05/18 06:13

   DORAL, Fla. (AP) -- A man was arrested early Friday after exchanging gunfire 
with officers, shouting about President Donald Trump and draping a flag over 
the counter in the lobby of the Trump National Doral Golf Club near Miami 
that's owned by Trump, police said.

   Police were notified of an "active shooter" about 1:30 a.m., Doral Police 
Chief Hernan Organvidez told news reporters. He said officers from Doral and 
Miami-Dade confronted him immediately and exchanged gunfire with the man who 
was "neutralized" and taken into custody.

   Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said the man was shouting about Trump, 
and "actively shooting."

   "He was yelling and spewing some information about President Trump and 
that's what we know so far. And he had an American flag that he did drape over 
the counter," Perez said.

   Perez said a Doral officer received an unspecified injury.

   "You know, these officers did not hesitate one second to engage this 
individual that was actively shooting in the lobby of the hotel," he said. 
"They risked their lives knowing that that they had to get in there to save 
lives in that hotel."

   Perez said the Secret Service and FBI were on the way, but that local police 
were in charge for the time being.

   As day was breaking, the large golf facility in the growing suburb was 
surrounded by a heavy police presence and news helicopters hovered over the 
scene. The entrances were blocked, and yellow caution tape was stretched across 
the main gate. A Miami-Dade crime scene truck was parked inside the gate.

   The golf resort previously known as the Doral Resort & Spa was purchased by 
the Trump Organization in 2012. Its signature course is the Blue Monster at 
Doral.


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