- Title: Gunman sets fire to Philippines casino, robbery suspected - police
- Date: 1st June 2017
- Summary: MANILA, PHILIPPINES (JUNE 2, 2017) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF RESORT (SOUNDBITE) (English) STEPHEN JAMES RILEY, RESORTS WORLD OFFICIAL, SAYING: "At the moment we only know of one suspect, the affiliation, the identity is not known." FRAMES OF WHITE (SOUNDBITE) (English) STEPHEN JAMES RILEY, RESORTS WORLD OFFICIAL, SAYING: "There is one believed suspect inside the building at this time." Reporter: How about all the guests? Are they all accounted for? "All guests have left the building." Reporter: But have you accounted for them? Do you know where they are? "We believe we know where all of guests are yes." Reporter: And everyone is safe? "Yes." Reporter: So, the reports earlier that people have died because of the attack? "That is not confirmed at this time. Once that has been confirmed, if it is confirmed, I will update you appropriately." EXTERIOR OF RESORT
- Embargoed: 15th June 2017 22:07
- Keywords: resor Manila Philippines
- Location: MANILA, PHILIPPINES
- City: MANILA, PHILIPPINES
- Country: Philippines
- Topics: Bombing (non-military),Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0016JG7N0N
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- Story Text: A gunman with an assault rifle burst into a casino, fired shots and set gaming tables alight in the Philippine capital Manila early on Friday, but there was no indication the attack was an act of terrorism, the country's police chief said.
National police chief Ronald dela Rosa told DZMM radio the lone gunman had not aimed his weapon at people at the Resorts World Manila entertainment complex, and robbery could have been the motive.
Shots and loud bangs rang out shortly after midnight in the buildings close to Terminal Three of Ninoy Aquino International Airport and an air force base.
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