Terrifying video footage pours out of Manila amid reports ‘gunmen’ stormed major hotel

A Philippine resort in Manila is under siege by gunmen, according to videos and reports on Thursday.

Resorts World in Manila tweeted that their resort was on lockdown in what is Friday morning in the Philippines.

There are four major hotels in the resort, 29 restaurants and 53 shops, Fox News reported.

Gunfire and explosions were reported at the hotel sometime after midnight Friday local time. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority reported that there is a “fire alert” at the Resort World Manila in Pasay about 12:30 a.m. local time.

The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs confirmed there were reports of explosions and gunfire at the resort and urged people to avoid the area.

An eye witness video described it as a terrorist attack.

“Oh, my God you guys. I can hear gun shots,” a woman says.

There was a major Islamic State plot that was broken up in Southern Manila about 10 days ago, Fox News reported.

Other video on social media showed panicked people running from the scene.

This story is developing.

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Carmine Sabia

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