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Gunman dead after failed attempt to rob Resorts World Manila

Tags: gunman, ISIS, Resorts World Manila, robbery.
Posted on Monday, June 05, 2017 by "T".

It happened this early Friday morning that several gunshots were heard at the Resorts World Manila. Initial reports stated a masked man fired his gun within the resort-casino premises and set an area on fire. While the turmoil brews, the resort-casino area has been put on lockdown.

Now, Philippine police say that the gunman has killed himself. The unnamed suspect began firing shots and set a few gaming tables ablaze of the Resorts World Manila in the wee hours of Friday, June 2.

Local media reports said that the local police, fire trucks and a SWAT team responded to the attack.

Dela Rosa said that the lone gunman walked into one of the gambling rooms, fired his assault rifle at a big TV screen, and then poured gasoline on a gaming table and set it on fire. The police chief said the gunman then fired again at a stock room which contained gambling chips and filled his backpack with them, worth 113 million pesos ($2.3m or £1.7m). He then left the room and went upstairs to the hotel area of the complex.

The police said that the incident was not related to terrorism and the likely motive was robbery. National police chief Ronald Dela Rosa stated, "The lone gunman is already neutralized. He is dead. He burned himself inside the hotel room. He lay down on the bed, covered himself with a thick blanket, apparently poured petrol on the blanket and burned himself."

Police speculate that the suspect may have lost in the casino and wanted to get his money back, or he simply went "totally nuts". Dela Rosa said that if it had been terrorism, then "he would have shot all the people gambling there, but he did not hurt anyone."

The Islamic State group quickly claimed responsibility. According to the SITE Intelligence Group that monitors terrorist organizations, the IS said they have "lonewolf soldiers" from their group that carried out the attack.
Customers inside the casino recalled their horrible experience when the shooting occurred.

An employee of Reosrts World Maricel Navaro, said, "I was about to return to the second floor from my break when I saw people running. Some hotel guests said someone yelled 'ISIS'! Guests were screaming. We went to the basement locker room and hid there. People were screaming, guests and employees were in panic. When we smelled smoke, we decided to go for the exit in the carpark. That's where we got out. Before we exited, we heard two gunshots and there was thick smoke on the ground floor."

About 75 people were hurt, some of them seriously, and 25 were taken to the hospital. Most of the patients suffered the effects of smoke inhalation, minor injuries such as bruising, while some sustained minor fractures as they stampeded to escape, but none had gunshot wounds.

Resorts World Manila is a popular tourist attraction just adjacent to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. It houses hotels, a shopping mall and a casino complex.

Source:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3702217/manila-hotel-shooting-attack-philippines-pasay-city-resorts-world/

 


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9 comments for "Gunman dead after failed attempt to rob Resorts World Manila"

 doubletop7776/6/2017 7:40:13 AM GMT
These are quite shocking events and it must have been terrifying for all the people involved. These sort of events are happening way too frequently and i am glad that none of the people inside were killed
 Robbo19906/6/2017 8:33:07 AM GMT
why two threads for this now?
 DaCapo716/6/2017 12:40:18 PM GMT
That this bad guy killes himself was the only good thing for that news. It was unbelievable what some frustrated people do, perhaps he lost his last money in the casino before and was on tilt. And in combination with drugs or alcohol this was the rsult.
 crankmuppet6/6/2017 1:40:10 PM GMT
Posted by doubletop777:
These are quite shocking events and it must have been terrifying for all the people involved. These sort of events are happening way too frequently and i am glad that none of the people inside were killed


Perhaps this news article was written while this event was still occurring, because it failed to report that 37 people were killed, most as a result of the fire the perpetrator set:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/02/asia/manila-philippines-r...

 dule-vu6/6/2017 2:48:20 PM GMT
yeah,its almost same thread like we had few days ago,just we have confirmation that he is dad and picture of him!but we already knewt that he killed himself and that this was because he lost lot of money in casino!
 Tony_MON7ANA6/6/2017 3:34:10 PM GMT
Thank you very much for the update, crankmuppet.
This is an utterly atrocious and despicable act. I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the victims and the families of those killed and injured.
 pajalnick6/6/2017 7:22:43 PM GMT
A casino is a place where you can easily go crazy because of losing or other gambling things .... I'm very glad that the security service always works in such places and watches the crazy people ... of course many after this case will change their attitude to Such places and it's sad
 Mober6/6/2017 9:09:27 PM GMT
Besides crankmuppet's input i dont see any difference in the article, besides it has
a different picture.
Apparently is a double post for some reason, and any updates should have been posted in the other thread Smile
 Robbo19906/7/2017 5:47:10 AM GMT
Posted by Mober:
Besides crankmuppet's input i dont see any difference in the article, besides it has
a different picture.
Apparently is a double post for some reason, and any updates should have been posted in the other thread Smile


agreed

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