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Police shoot, arrest gunman who opened fire while ranting about president at a Florida Trump resort

Police block off the entrance to the Trump National Doral Miami resort on Friday in Doral, Florida. Law enforcement officials said that a man opened fire early Friday morning in the lobby of the resort and was shouting "anti-Trump rhetoric," before he was shot and wounded by police. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A man grabbed an American flag and went into the lobby of the Trump National Doral Golf Club in northwest Miami-Dade County, where he began firing shots and yelling anti-Trump statements, according to published reports.

Police shot the suspect, identified as Jonathan Oddi, 42, of Doral, Florida.

“This subject came in, removed a flag from a flag pole at the rear of the complex and brought it into the hotel lobby and draped it over the counter and began to yell out anti-President Trump rhetoric,” Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said during a news conference shortly before 9 a.m, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

The shooting happened about 1:30 a.m. at the resort at Northwest 36th Street and 87th Avenue. Oddi was allegedly armed with a handgun and actively shooting at the ceiling and chandeliers when police arrived, according to reports.

He allegedly exchanged gunfire with police and was shot several times in the lower extremities, according to reports. Oddi was hospitalized in stable condition, Perez said.

“These officers did not hesitate for one second to engage this individual who was actively shooting in the lobby of the hotel,” Perez said.

Oddi was seen sitting up on a gurney just before rescue workers transported him to Kendall Regional Medical Center, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

According to Perez, the incident was not considered an act of terrorism.

An officer from the Doral Police Department was taken to the hospital with a possible broken wrist. He was not injured from gunfire, according to reports.

Oddi was "neutralized and taken into custody without further incident," CBS News reported. He is "believed to have been shot multiple times in lower extremities."

CBS reported that police believe the suspect "tried to lure enforcement officers to the scene." A fire alarm was set off and there was gunfire before police arrived, according to the report.

In addition to local police, Homeland Security, the Secret Service and the FBI are involved in the investigation. Trump was at the White House when the shooting occurred.

After the shooting, President Donald Trump's son, Eric Trump, tweeted a thank you to police for their actions.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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