>> Aah!>> Explosions and gunshots heard at a resort in the Philippines capital of Manila at roughly midnight Philippine time. Local media reporting that armed police have been deployed to the scene. This eyewitness cellphone video showing panic and people running through the resort. Pictures circulated on social media of the resort close to the cities airport with plumes of smoke pouring out of a building.
The Resorts World Manilla Twitter account posting quote, We ask for your prayers during these difficult times. Earlier posts from the hotel saying that the resort is currently on lockdown, and that the Philippine National Police are at the scene. Terran Lima is Reuters Philippine correspondent.>> The reports that we're getting is that there were gunshots, explosions, fire that occurred in the entertainment resort.
We heard casino workers and guests being interviewed, witnesses saying that they had seen armed men wearing black masks. Some said one, another report said they saw three. They said at least one attacker was able to reach the gaming area in the second floor where he started fire. We understand that the Philippians National Police chief is there at the site.
We saw from TV that a truck load of police men have just arrived in the area. There are SWAT teams that also arrived in Resorts World, but unfortunately that's all we have right now.>> NBC News citing a witness that said quote, there are quite a few injuries.
A source at one of the resorts telling Reuters that employees were being evacuated and that police were now in full control of the situation. Reuters TV will continue to update this breaking news as it continues to develop.