A person is in custody following an active shooter situation at Everglades National Park in southern Florida Sunday, according to a post sent from the park’s official Twitter account.
Officials reported a man fired at park rangers, prompting closures around the area. No injuries were reported.
Less than an hour after their initial Twitter post, park officials announced the suspect had been taken into custody.
The Naples Daily News and WTVJ-TV in Miami report that the suspect is a 33-year-old white man.
Active shooter incident happening at Everglades NP. Main park road (SR 9336) closed for public safety. Visitors/residents in Flamingo should shelter in place. Suspect is a 33 y.o. white male. Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies are coordinating the response.— Everglades National Park (@EvergladesNPS) March 29, 2021
There are no injuries to report as of now. Suspect fired at park rangers unprovoked. Suspect is still at large.— Everglades National Park (@EvergladesNPS) March 29, 2021
Suspect has been located and is in custody. Incident has been resolved. Press release to follow soon. Please continue to avoid the area.— Everglades National Park (@EvergladesNPS) March 29, 2021