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Gunfire and explosions have been heard at the Resorts World Manila in the Philippines, CNN Philippines reported.
A masked gunman was on the second floor of one hotel, firing at guests, hotel employees fleeing the scene told CNN Philippines.
Police, fire trucks and SWAT teams were seen in the area at about 1:30 a.m. local time Friday.
originally posted by: Krakatoa
a reply to: carewemust
They have already called in air strikes on the southern island (which is majority Muslim population) when the ISIS militants attacked and took over the main town there. That entire island is under martial law now.
The country's police chief Ronald dela Rosa said the lone gunman had not fired at people and had headed straight towards the room where the gambling chips were kept. He told reporters at the scene: "Don't panic, this is not a cause for alarm. We cannot attribute this to terrorism. "We are looking into a robbery angle because he did not hurt any people and went straight to the casino chips storage room. "He parked at the second floor and barged into the casino, shooting large TV screens and poured gasoline on a table setting it on fire."