plosions and gunshots heard at a resort in the Philippines capital of Manila at roughly midnight Philippines time. This eye witness cell phone video showing panic and people running through the resort of what looked like a possible act of terror, now police believe was a robbery. Karen Lema is Reuters' Philippines correspondent.
>> The latest that we heard from the Chief of the Philippines National Police is that according to him, there is no sign that this can be an act of terrorism. And one of the angles that the police is looking at is possible robbery, because the suspect, which he said is acting alone, robbed some of the gambling chips in the gaming area.
He did not hurt anybody and those who sustained injuries, he said none of them were caused by gunshots. The Police Chief was also asked about the masked men that were seen in the area, he said that this is probably the SWAT team conducting the operation.>> But some, like US President Donald Trump, were quick to jump to conclusions about the news.
>> I would like to begin by addressing the terrorist attack in Manila. We're closely monitoring the situation, it is really very sad as to what's going on throughout the world with terror.>> The Police Chief was also asked about the claims made by ISIS, he said they can claim all they want.
They can make this into a propaganda, but the police is not going to buy their claim at that instantly because they're gonna base this on facts so they can make a correct conclusion. The suspect is still not in police custody, they're still searching for him, and the operation is still ongoing.