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Philippines: Police still searching for gunman near Resorts World Manila /update 3

National police chief says security forces are searching for one gunman near the Resorts World Manila; no concrete evidence of terrorism

02 juin 00h57 UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 1/6/2017, 11h00 until 2/6/2017, 11h59 (Asia/Manila). COUNTRY/REGION Metro Manila

Event

General Ronald Dela Rosa, the Philippine national police chief, said during a press conference at approximately 04:30 (local time) on Friday, June 2, that security forces are searching for one gunman in connection to the security incident at the Resorts World Manila. According to Dela Rosa, there is no concrete evidence that the attack is linked to terrorism. Initial reports indicate that the suspected gunman stole gambling chips and set gaming tables on fire but did not shoot at people in the resort. Police are investigating the incident and details are still emerging. Avoid the area.

Context

Officials at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) in Manila announced that all terminals are on lockdown at approximately 03:35 June 2 due to the ongoing security situation at the Resorts World Manila. Gunfire and explosions were reported at Resorts World Manila around 01:30. Witnesses said that at least one gunman opened fire on guests. The resort is popular among international tourists and features a number of hotels and bars, as well as a casino, shopping center, and cinema. MNL is located about 1.6 km (1 mi) from Resorts World Manila.

Advice

Individuals in Metro Manila are advised to monitor the situation and to avoid the area.

Travelers flying to, from, or through MNL are advised to confirm their flights and to contact their airlines for more information.

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