Philippine police chief says incident at Manila hotel not act of terror

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-02 04:25:36|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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MANILA, June 2 (Xinhua) -- Philippine national police chief Ronald dela Rosa said Friday that incident at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City was not an act of terror.

"It was not an act of terror, it was plain robbery because the lone gunman stole casino chips," the police chief said.

Earlier reports said unidentified gunmen attacked Resorts World Manila around early hours of Friday, causing injuries among the hotel and casino guests.

However, the police said gunman at the resort was not aiming at people, and situation was under control.

Resorts World Manila is an integrated resort located in Newport City opposite the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 in Pasay City.

The Resorts World issued a statement after the shooting saying the hotel is "currently on lockdown following reports of gunfire from unidentified men."

"The company is working closely with the Philippine National Police to ensure that all guests and employees are safe," the statement read.

TV footage previously showed people running out of the building after the incident.