PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa told Manila reporters in hastily held presscon that the attacker in the Resorts World is dead, describing the still unidentified “foreign looking man as a lone wolf buang-buang (fool).”
Earlier, after the gunman made initial mayhem in hotel casino past midnight Thursday, an online IS site posted: “the lone wolf soldiers of Khilafah attack the heart of Kufar the city of Manila in Resort World.” It was tagged a terrorist propaganda.
Gen. Bato at past 8 a.m. Friday said: “Not act of terror. Why? No element of threat, he did not kill people, instead he burned himself, tuliro utak nya, he got P114 million worth chips and put these on his backpack…there’s robbery angle. He’s lone wolf buang-buang.”
He said the attacker armed with baby armalite burned himself in Room 510 using curtains. (mindanaosunchronicle.com/Al Rosero)