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Philippine police looking at 'person of interest' in connection with casino attack
June 2, 2017 / 7:28 AM / 7 months ago

Philippine police looking at 'person of interest' in connection with casino attack

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine police said on Friday they were looking at a “person of interest” in connection with the attack at a casino resort in the capital, in which at least 36 people died and more than 70 were injured.

Evacuated employees and guests of hotels stand along a road and watch as smoke billows from a Resorts World building in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Tomas Apolinario, chief of Manila’s southern police district, said the person was still alive and was believed to be a Philippine national.

At least 36 people died due to suffocation after a gunman burst into the casino and fired shots and set fire to gaming tables. The gunman later committed suicide by setting himself alight, a presidential spokesman has said.

Reporting by Manolo Serapio Jnr; Editing by Paul Tait

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