A developing story is unfolding as details emerge that men in masked hoods have stormed a resort. Police received multiple reports of gunfire and explosions at the property on Friday.
Fox News reported earlier, "Resorts World Manila is currently on lockdown following reports of gunfire from unidentified men," the resort wrote on Twitter.
Originally, no terrorist group had claimed responsibility for the attack. However, according to the New York Post, ISIS released a statement claiming 'lonewolf soldiers' were responsible. The statement was pulled from SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors various terrorist organizations.
Videos have been posted on social media, which show hotel guests running from the premises as gunfire is heard in the background. According to Fox News, Resorts World Manila is touted as a popular tourist destination that is located near the Manila International Airport.
The most recent tweet to come from Resorts World Manila is asking for prayers. At this time, we still don't have any additional details about casualties or injured patrons.
Please join us in praying for the safety of all innocent people who are involved in this tragic event. Check back soon for additional updates on this breaking story.