Man accused of firing shots at Florida Everglades park rangers captured

No one was injured in shooting

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EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. – A man who fired a gun at Everglades National Park rangers was involved in a domestic violence situation at the park earlier in the day, the park said.

The suspect, described as a 33-year-old man, was taken into custody Sunday night, according to a statement. His name was not immediately released.

The domestic violence situation was reported at Mahogany Hammock, a boardwalk for wildlife viewing within the park. The suspect left before rangers arrived.

His vehicle was found unoccupied just before 6 p.m. on the main park road. Rangers believed the suspect was armed and in the woods.

With assistance from Miami-Dade police, the park entrance was shut down.

Shots were fired at law enforcement rangers around 6:45 p.m. The man was captured just before 9 p.m.

No one was injured.

Miami-Dade police, fire rescue, as well as the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection assisted the park in the incident, the statement said.