A man ranting against President Trump lured police into an "ambush-type" shootout Friday in the lobby of a hotel at the Trump National Doral Golf Club near Miami, police said.
Police were called to the scene after reports that a man was yelling and actively shooting at the hotel's ceiling and chandeliers about 1:30 a.m. The suspect was shot in the legs and taken to a local hospital. No hotel guests, resort workers or police were injured. Trump was not at the hotel at the time.
"We don't know what his intentions were," Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said. "It appears he was trying to engage our police officers in some type of ambush-type attack."
The incident began after the suspect took a flag down from a flagpole and began shooting in the lobby of the hotel to attract police, Perez said.
"He began to yell out anti-Trump, President Trump rhetoric," Perez said. "He began to fire into the roof and chandeliers of the hotel. He waited for our police officers in the front lobby, to engage them."
Five police officers — four from the city of Doral and one from Miami — shot at the suspect, Perez said. The suspect is being treated at Kendall Regional Medical Center.
The suspect was identified as Jonathan Oddi, 42, of Doral, Perez said. Police are at his home and obtaining a search warrant to search the apartment, Perez said. Police secured the apartment to assure it wasn’t booby-trapped, he said.
A Doral officer suffered a broken wrist and is recovering, Perez said.
“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 they had to get in there to save lives in that hotel.”
Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez said he was grateful no one was injured.
The president’s son, Eric Trump, thanked police in a tweet.
The Secret Service, the FBI and local police are investigating the incident.
At daybreak, police surrounded the club, where yellow tape blocked the entrance and helicopters hovered overhead.
The Trump Organization bought the course previously known as the Doral Resort & Spa in 2012. Its website describes it as an 800-acre resort with 643 guest rooms and four golf courses.
Contributing: The Associated Press.