World Media

MANILA: Police identify lone gunman who killed 36 people in Casino attack

MANILA: Police identify lone gunman who killed 36 people in Casino attack

The Philippine National Police on Sunday identified the lone gunman in an attack on a casino near Manila that killed 37 as a gambling addict and not a terrorist.

Police chief Oscar Albayalde said on Sunday the family confirmed the man's identity as Jesse Carlos, a former employee of the finance department.

"He is heavily indebted due to being hooked on casino gambling, according to his immediate family", Abayalde said, reiterating the attack was not a terrorist act.

The Islamic State of Israel and Syria claimed responsibility for the attack, but the police concluded it was a failed robbery attempt.

Many in Manila feared Friday's attack was linked to ongoing battles with militants aligned with IS in the southern Philippine city of Marawi.

He was banned from casinos in April by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) at his family's request to try and curb his gambling addiction.

Now, the police will look into the security system and preparedness at Resorts World Manila, and whether management should be held responsible if lapses are found.

Carlos' tearful mother, Mrs Teodora Carlos, said her son was a good man who had lost his way.

Читайте также: Trump criticizes London mayor after latest attack on city

Police adamantly disputed initial claims of terrorism, especially after the Islamic State took credit for the assault.

Authorities had repeatedly insisted on Friday and Saturday the attack was not terrorism related, rather it was a freaky robbery attempt by a deranged man. Carlos shot his automatic rifle into the air, but did not shot anyone in the casino.

Among the dead in the attack was the wife of a lawmaker and six foreigners, including three from Taiwan and one from South Korea, authorities said.

"The local government should also suspend the operation of the entire facility until they have complete results of the investigation like whether the emergency fire sprinklers worked and activated when the fire broke out", he said in a statement. "She knew it was him, but she was really afraid", Albayalde said.

Carlos was shot and wounded by security guards, and retreated into a hotel room, where he doused a bed with gasoline and shot himself, police said.

At midnight on Friday, a lone gunman barged into the Resorts World casino area and set ablaze gaming tables. The gunman headed straight for a storage room in the back of the casino that contained poker chips.

Instead, he fired into the ceilings, scattering panicked crowds, some of whom jumped out windows to escape the attack. He is seen shooting through several thick white doors, breaking down one of them at 12.18am Friday, 11 minutes after his arrival. "The work of ISIS is more cruel, brutal", he said. Reports say Carlos was sacked from his Department of Financing job in 2014 "for grave misconduct and neglect of duty" because he failed to disclosed multiple items, including a house, vehicle, and other business interests.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2018 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог


  • Three reasons behind Real Madrid's historic double

    Juve centre back Leonardo Bonucci drove a long diagonal ball which Alex Sandro reached and cushioned back across the box. I'm very happy - an awesome season, we've won trophies.

    JK Rowling's brilliant Donald Trump Twitter smack-down over terror attack

    Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday morning said "enough is enough' and called for a beefed-up counter-terrorism strategy". The homes raided included one belonging to one of the three terrorists who carried out the attacks, Sky News reported .

    A summer night out in London turns to horror

    The president notes the attackers used a van to slam into pedestrians and then assaulted people with knives. He said: "We need to round up the suspects". "As they left, I was going: 'Oi, oi, cowards!' Vowles said".
  • Kohli stars in India run-spree against Pakistan

    Kohli stars in India run-spree against Pakistan

    Defending champions India started their Champions Trophy campaign with a resounding 124-run victory over arch-rivals Pakistan . Faced with such a daunting total , as well as a rain delay, Pakistan had to take risks to have any chance of winning.
    Ivanka Trump receives $134m women's fund donation from Saudi Arabia and UAE

    Ivanka Trump receives $134m women's fund donation from Saudi Arabia and UAE

    President Donald Trump sought to rally leaders from around the Muslim world on Sunday in a renewed campaign against extremism. Without naming Pakistan, he said , 'every country must ensure that terrorists don't find any sanctuary on their lands'.
    From landslide to upset defeat - scenarios for May's UK election

    From landslide to upset defeat - scenarios for May's UK election

    The British pound fell on Wednesday and is trading a near a one-month low of $1.2775 amid political uncertainty across the pond. The YouGov survey showed Labour could expect to gain almost 30 seats.
  • Islamic State claims responsibility for London attack

    Police haven't yet named any of the dead, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed that one of them was a Canadian citizen. Rowley says the injured civilian's injuries are not believed to be critical and there will be an independent investigation.

    Grande: 'Manchester, we're gonna be alright.'

    Every artist had an emotional message for the audience, with common threads of togetherness and love prevailing in each one. The crowd of more than 50,000 fans inside Manchester's Emirates Old Trafford venue cheered her on as encouragement.
    Team NZ to face BAR in playoffs

    Team NZ to face BAR in playoffs

    If the Kiwis beat Oracle and then make it through the challenger semifinals and finals, they will take a bonus point into the match.
  • Putin dismisses US claims about Trump, election

    Kelly also asked Putin about his relations with former USA national security adviser Michael Flynn. He made the comments to Megyn Kelly in an interview released Friday.

    A U.S.- Europe split? But at what price?

    The President framed his decision as a "reassertion of America's sovereignty" in a speech at the White House's famous Rose Garden. In defending his decision, Trump said that "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris".

    Arrested as UK Prime Minister Vows Crackdown After London Attack

    The British government has long sought more help from internet companies like Facebook and Google in the battle against extremism. Grande and other stars performed last night at a benefit concert for victims under tight security in Manchester.