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Manila gunman turned out to be an addicted player

The lone gunman who carried a deadly attack at a Manila casino was a troubled man who was in debt and had a gambling problem, police say.

Jessie Carlos Javier, a 42-year-old man from the Philippines, was identified as the suspect in last week’s attack in the Philippines capital, said Oscar Albayalde, police chief for the Manila area. Carlos was separated from his wife and had been laid off from his job. Recently, he was banned from entering all casinos at the request of his wife.

Police believe Carlos, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, acted alone. ISIS had claimed responsibility for the attack late Friday but officials have denied the attack was a terror-related incident and they repeated that denial Sunday.

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