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Friday 21 September 2018

WATCH: Bodycam footage of shootout inside Trump hotel

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Police in Florida have released some of the bodycam footage captured by officers during a shootout at Trump National Doral Club near Miami.

One officer received a broken arm and the suspect was arrested after being wounded by gunfire in the incident, which began at around 1.30am on May 18.

Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez identified the suspect as 42-year-old Jonathan Oddi, of Doral.

Speaking last week, Mr Perez said: “We don’t know what his intentions were in the long term but we know what he was doing at the time — he was trying to engage our police officers in some kind of ambush-type attack.”

In plotting the ambush, “he did succeed and he did lose”.

Mr Perez said the man tore down a flag from the rear of the complex and draped it over a lobby counter.

“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,” Mr Perez said.

The man fired shots into the ceiling and waited for officers to arrive, he said.

After an exchange of gunfire the suspect was arrested.

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