Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: Breaking: Terror attack in Manila-area casino; Update: ISIS claims responsibility for “lone wolf soldiers”?
Ryan Pickrell / The Daily Caller: Masked Gunmen With Ties To ISIS Torch Philippine Resortw/ the Guardian report:
Now who are the fake news assholes?The man walked into one of the gambling rooms, set fire to tables and fired an M4 rifle but did not appear to have shot anyone, the national police chief Ronald dela Rosa said earlier.
“We cannot attribute this to terrorism,” he told the local radio station, DZMM. “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.”
Dela Rosa said the suspect was “foreign-looking, a Caucasian, about six feet tall”.
The man was briefly on the run but, about five hours later, local and national police chiefs both said he had died. However, Oscar Albayalde of the Manila police office said the man had taken his own life, while Dela Rosa was quoted as saying his men had shot him.