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Man opens fire at Trump's Miami golf resort

IANS  |  Washington 

A man yelling "anti-rhetoric" was arrested on Friday after he exchanged fire with police in the lobby of the Trump National resort.

The suspect, identified as 42-year-old Jonathan Oddi, was yelling about Trump when Miami-Dade and City of police officers responded to the scene, a was quoted as saying by magazine.

Oddi was in stable condition after being shot in an exchange of fire with police, said A police suffered broken bones but was not shot.

The gunman took a flag from a pole in the rear of the resort complex, brought it into the lobby, draped it over a counter, yelled rhetoric against Trump and fired a gun into the air -- at the roof and chandeliers, Perez said.

He then "waited for officers to engage him", the said. Perez said the man's immediate motive seemed to be to lure police into a gunfight. "He did succeed (in luring police), and he did lose."

The President's son, Eric Trump, tweeted his thanks to the Miami-area Police Department following the incident.

and the were working with the local police on investigating the incident, which was being treated as a state crime rather than a federal crime.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 20:40 IST
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