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>> the u.s. marines were supposed to have this sempi phi charity run. the start of the race fortunately was delayed. that explosion took place along the run route. it was on "d" street at ocean avenue. because of that delay, there probably would have been a good number of people running past that crash can when it went off. we had no injuries and no damage to any other structures. >> what was found inside that crash can? >> what they are telling me was it was a pipe bomb type device. there were multiple boxes wired together. they are examining the additional boxes and making them safe. we have evacuated a four block area around that perimeter to make sure no issues to any individuals that live within
that area. >> reporter: you said multiple devices wired together. how many devices are we talking about? >> i have been told anywhere from 2 to 3 additional. >> paul: bomb type devices wired together to the additional explosion that went off. that won't be specifically able to say until the investigation continues. >> reporter: are investigators treating this as a remote or timed detonation of this device to coincide with the run thaers we runners that are supposed to be running past the area when it went off. >> what the intentions are, we don't know at this point, whether it is criminal or terroristic. it was obviously meant to affect the run, the fact that it went off at 9:35. >> reporter: any other devices found alongside the route? >> right after the incident took place, immediately put the air
why on lockdown. they brought in bomb dogs. no additional devices. they are continuing without a hitch. in this area until the bomb squad gives us the all-clear, in terms of that garbage pail, we are going to keep things closed off. >> reporter: it is saturday, a beautiful day. people are being kept off the beach in seaside park. when will that be lifted? >> it is a shame that charitable run that does such great things for the marines is now canceled. there is no word fon it will be rescheduled. that's where we are right now. >> reporter: do you believe this was a deliberated targeted attack towards our military and their families here in ocean county and seaside park? >> i think we can assume that, considering the location device right along the run route.
there could have been a good number of people along that area. >> reporter: do you consider this a terrorist situation? >> we have a real good number of partners, the local ocean county sheriff's department to help us gather as much information as possible. >> we have two people with us, cnn crime and justice producer, shimon prokapetz and cnn law enforcement expert, tom fuentes. >> multiple devices, one goes off. >> what and how do you assess
this. >> the race got delayed and you didn't have a street full of runners in close proximity to the garage can that blew up. only one of the devices detonated. had all the two or three devices gone off together and had runners been nearby, we could have had fatalities or at least serio serious injures. >> shimon, what are you learning? >> the devices appear to be metal. sometimes we talk about pipe bombs. they could be pvc, like plastic. this appears to be metal. they are now in the process of working through the other devices and still trying to figure out what they have here. i have heard different descriptions of the devices.
the latest guidance was that they appear to be metal, multiple sort of metal pipes it appears only one went off. whoever did it probably wanted to cause some harm and they would not have detonated this. they think it was on a timing. they are still working through it. it is going to be a little pains taking. they have to be careful. bomb squad working. they are sort of trying to be careful and they have to watch for their own safety and to make sure nothing explodes while they are working on it.
what kind of explosives they are dealing with or material is in these bombs. the main focus is that. >> very early stages of the investigation here, to hear that type of information from shimon that there were metal pieces. of course, you hear about that ethatex explosive devices. our minds go to the boston marathon and pressure cooker device that is were homemade. how will investigators move forward on the origins of this bomb-making. knowing there is a metal component here. >> reporter: they will be trying to look at how it was assembled and if nair are other similar broms detonated or neutralized in the past that are made in the same fashion.
if they are pipe bombs, that's easy to make. if someone has a rude men tary knowledge, they could put that together. they will learn that shortly, whether it could be detonated with a cell phone. the components that were not exploded will be easily examined as well. the other thing they will be looking at closely will be any claims or threats put out on social media preceded the race or in the aftermath, someone ha is frying to take credit for. trying to get their 15 minutes of fame. even though it didn't hurt anybody, at least it went off.
>> one more time on this multiple device, it seems a little confusing to hear. there are multiple devices and some are wired together. are we talking about multiple devices, meaning they are scattered in different geographic cal locations along this presumed run route? >> i am not getting the sense this is all along the route. there are multiple devices along the route. i think this is all contained to one area, this garbage can. it had all the devices in it. one area, one location along the route where they found the other devices attached. the way it was described to me, i know the one occasion who we spoke to on the air said they were wired together. i haven't heard that description from anyone. all i keep hearing is multiple devices put together. i don't know how they were put together. they were all in one area.
shimon and tom, thank you very much. we will continue to follow this breaking story. one detonating there along a marine 5k run in seaside park, new jersey. we'll have more information as we get it. we'll be right back. rl laughs ] ♪ on the road again ♪ like a band of gypsies we go down the highway ♪ [ beetle horn honks ] no matter which passat you choose, you get more standard features, for less than you expected. hurry in and lease the 2017 passat s for just $199 a month. wheyou wantve somto protect it.e, at legalzoom, our network of attorneys can help you every step of the way. with an estate plan including wills or a living trust that grows along with you and your family. legalzoom. legal help is here.
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welcome back. i'm fredricka whitfield in washington, d.c. we begin with the 2016 race. the presidential election less than 52 days away. democrats on the stump for hillary clinton and doubling down in the battleground state of ohio, elizabeth warren speaking in the buckeye capital of columbus. while bernie sanders reaches out to the millennials and those that fueled his campaign, tearing into trump. >> in this country, we can not allow bigotry to prevail, which is why we are all going to do everything we can to see that
donald trump is defeated and hillary clinton is elected president. >> tonight, hillary clinton speaks at the congressional black caucus dinner, joined by president barack obama and this hour trump breaks bread with a group fighting against illegal immigration. he is at a luncheon honoring americans killed by undocumented immigrants. as senior white house correspondent, jim acosta, is in houston for the trump event. the luncheon underway. donald trump hasn't yet gun speak. jim, you tell us what's happening and what you actually expect. >> reporter: sure. you got it, fredricka. both of these candidates are speaking to their core constituencies. donald trump is going to be coming out in a few moments to talk to this organization of families of victims that were killed by undocumented immigrants.
on the stage is chris kobach, known as a theorist, anti-immigration illegal activist. you will hear donald trump talking about building that wall and his plans for dealing with undocumented immigrants. tach at the same time, he is still dealing with a couple of controversies. the democrats feel he did not put it to rest. they believe he owes an apology to president obama. trump created a brand new controversy when he suggested that hillary clinton protective detail have their weapons taken away, let's see what happens. sort of a crack on clinton's position on guns. >> she is very much against the second amendment. she wants to destroy your second
amendment. guns, guns, guns. i think what we should do. she goes around with armed bodyguards
like you have never seen before. i think her bodyguards should drop all weapons. they should disarm, right? i think they should disarm immediately. she doesn't want guns. take their guns away. it would be very dangerous this is not the first time he has made these comments. let me know if you are look at these pictures on screen of whose up on stage there. those are family members who say their relatives were killed by
undocumented immigrants. you can see they are wearing t-shirts that show the pictures of those family members. this is tailor made for donald trump. he is going to speak to a group that very much supports his campaign. the big question is whether or not he talks about immigration. fredricka? >> we'll check back with you, jim. thank you so much. in the meantime, indiana governor, mike pence shall has released a detailed medical record and an letter saying, the advice presidential candidate is in excellent general and cardiovascular health. he does cardio exercise four times a way. >> joining us kelly read dell and a washington times columnist. i wonder how difficult it is coming particularly for trump
supporters to defend or clarify when comments like the see kres service, disarm them and seeing what happens or second amendment people will take care of it. does it become difficult to try to explain or clarify what is meant. >> i think the last three weeks, donald trump has been a very disciplined candidate. he went down to mexico, met with the president down there, was very statesmanlike. he delivered policies and unveiled his tax plan as well as child care. >> is it upstanled? >> i think the public hears one thing. the media hears another. i don't necessarily think this was a big controversy. >> what did you hear? he has said things like this before. he is pointing out the hypocrisy stands for gun control and yet she is protected by secret service men with guns.
the nra believes you stop a bad guy with a gun by having a good guy with a gun. there are a lot of republicans that believe that. there self-defense is with their second amendment right to have a gun. he was pointing that much, much like the live elite in washington, d.c. that send their children to these private schools that are all protected. >> you don't hear opening up a potential vulnerability, having a potentially dangerous situation by secret service and let her see what is happening. >> that's what secret service is there for. she is pointing out the hip p hypocrisy. if she believes in eliminating the second amendment, she should have no problem with that. >> what do you believe this to be. today, he is at the luncheon and
will be speaking with family members who lost family members from illegal immigrants or undocumented immigrants. what's the expectation today? >> i think you will hear a lot of what you have heard before, about building the law and enforcing some of the immigration practices that are currently on record but, basically, being more vigilant with them. he is looking to solidify space. if you look at the polls, they have been tightening for donald trump. the reason is he has been able to get out his base of support from republicans from 70% to 80%, rivalry that of hillary clinton. you are seeing her speaking to her bases of support. they have to have their bases in line to go forward. >> does it become concerning for the trump camp when you have leading members of the gop, today's latest. robe robert gates, fairly not
political would have this "wall street journal" op ed and spell out why donald trump is unfit for presidency. he had criticisms for hillary clinton as well. what's the feeling from the trump cam? we know donald trump tweeted and dismissed the merritt it themse. >> the clinton adviser came on donald trump's team and is advising him. it is not much of a surprise that robert gates is supporting hillary clinton. she is much more hawkish. she is trying to put herself more in the dove category. she has people like robert gates in her corner. i think that could cause concern
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body of the gunman. this gunman expresses hatred towards police officers as well as probation officers. we know it happened at about 11:30 last night. no words were exchanged according to police reports between the gunman and the officer before he fired more than a dozen shots. he went on to shoot another police officers with the university police and injured four other civilians as he indiscriminately fired into a bar. one of the civilians was pronounced dead. those officers are listed in stable condition. we are hoping to get more information on the gunman and what transpired last night. the police commissioner expected to address the media in about 20 minutes. fred? >> as and when that happens, we will take that.
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the public is urged to stay away. also, an update on a story we have been following. an ohio man expected to be a serial killer is behind bars after the woman he was holding captive managed to call 911 for help. >> is there any way you can get out of the building? >> i don't know without waking him. i'm scared. >> is there a bathroom in the house? >> his bedroom is closed and he made it so it would make noise. >> if you told youed to go to the bathroom, he would do something to you? >> yeah, because he had me tied up. after the arrest, police say they found the bodies of three other women. now, the suspect is being held on $1 million bail. cnn's rachel crain is following the investigation in ashland, ohio. the suspect made a surprising admission, did he not, when he le learned about his bail amount? >> reporter: that's correct. when told about the $1 million bail amount and the conditions
of his bail, that he is not able to contact his surviving victim in any way, shape, or form, not even through a third party, he was eerily calm and said, sounds fair. this is the home the caller was being held captive in, this abandoned home here. she was held for nearly three days before she made that harrowing 911 call you just heard. now, when authorities arrived on the scene, they found the remains of two women. they have been identified as elizabeth griffiths and stacy stanley. now he also led authorities to a second location where the remains of a third body was found. that body has not been identified. authorities tell us that could take over a month. he has not yet been charged in that case because that body has not yet been identified. his arraignment is scheduled for first thing monday morning.
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welcome back. donald trump hits back against former secretary of state, robert gates about a statement after trump is beyond repair. gates rights that he is uninformed about the world. he is temporarily unsuited to lead our men and women in uniform. trump responded on twitter this way. i never met former defense secretary, robert gates, he knows nothing about me but looked at the results under his guidance, a total disaster, end quote. gates raising major questions about hillary clinton insisting that she still needs to address trump worthiness with voters. let's bring in rick francona. good to see you, welcome.
robert gates is talking about an assessment that is less than complimentary of two people running for an office that is highest in the land. how much will the effect of roberts gates have in this world right now? >> robert gates is very well respected in both the military and the intelligence community. i suspect a lot of people are going to take heed when he makes these statements. when i read the article, this was an absolute great rundown of the problems the next president is going to face. he laid it out quite clearly and decided to talk about mr. trump and then mrs. clinton. it plooks like he is giving her some advice. i think a lot of people will
take heed when someone like robert gates comes out and almost going into the never trump campaign sbhchlt doctor what are the key arguments, that clinton or trump haven't addressed how they each think about the military? in fact, saying both candidates have spelled out how they would deal with isis and terrorism more broadly. their approach in essence sounds like what president obama is doing now with more idealogical fervor and some additional starch. there have been other analyst that say they have heard donald trump's language that the military needs some work and hillary clinton's assessment of the u.s. military. how do you read what robert gates is saying here? >> i think he is right when he talks about isis.
both candidates have said they are going to continue the current strategy. any might change their tactics a little bit. i know mr. trump wants to ramp up some of the things we are doing. police clinton has said, no more woods on the ground. i think they are talking the same sheet of music but maybe using different notes. the other things that he brings up, the china, the north korea, russia, he lays out all the problems they are going to face. i think we will hear this in the debates. >> those debates just one week away. where is the time going? we are almost upon it. gates also talking about vladimir putin and trump's expresses of admiration. here is an example.
if he says great things about me, i am going to say great things about him. he is very much a leader. he has a very strong control over the country. it is a very different system. i don't happen to like that system. he has been a leader in that system far more than our president has been a leader. >> gates is saying that neither trump nor clinton have expressed how they would deal with putin. he also says, remarks like the once we just heard from trump are, quote, naive and irresponsible. do you agree with him? >> i don't think irresponsible. i think maybe naive. >> if you do an assessment of vladmir putin, you have to agree with some things that trump says. if he thinks we will be able to cooperate with the russians, we af long way to cooperate with russia the way they are carrying
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tonight, president barack obama will join hillary clinton at the congressional black caucus dinner. the president campaigned for hillary clinton. michelle obama also stumping for clinton yesterday holing a rally in the battleground state of virginia. she is hoping the popularity of the first family rubs off on her. the president with more than 51% of americans approving on how he does his job. the number is much higher among democrats. they are hoping to capitalize on the obama effect starting this evening. it really doesn't get better than the obama for hillary clinton. we saw president obama.
he is her surrogate and spokesperson. he can think about her and her qualifications as the current sitting president. he can specially talk about her foreign policy background and the work she did for him. he can also talk about the fact that they were former rivals. he has often said, talked about that experience and learning about what kind of a fighter that she is. lastly, he can speak about her as a personal friend. president barack obama is not the only obama campaigning for hillary clinton. we have seen michelle obama willing to campaign for her. she was campaigning in fairfax, virginia. >> i am
inspired by her persistence and her consistency.
i am inspired by her lifelong record of public service. no one has had as much experience and exposure to the presidency, not barack and not bill and she happens to be a woman. >> very popular speech from a very popular first lady. of course, fred, the big event we are watching for tonight is the congressional black caucus for both president barack obama and hillary clinton will be. obama will be using that stage to make his case for why he wants clinton to be his success sore. >> m.j. lee, thank you so much. tomorrow, senator tim kaine will be on state of the union with jake tapper. that interview airs 9:00 a.m. eastern sunday right here on
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conference that left a woman dead and two officers injured. we will bring that news conference to you as soon as it happens. stay with us. and, it is that time of year again. we are shifting gears quite considerably. it is award season. the 68th annual emmy awards airs in sunday. the game of thrones is expected to possibly win big yet again here is stephanie elan with a preview. >> people do admire he, johnny. >> and o.j. el emmy awards celebrate the biggest year in television. all eyes are on game of thrones, the hbo saga is the most nominated program of the night with 23 total noms.
>> it is pretty much a for gone conclusion it will reign supreme on emmy night. >> facing against down tan abbey, homeland, house of cars and newcomer, mr. rebot. in an election year, it is no coincidence, the white house is grabbing 17 nominations. "veep" has tough competition with "blackish," "modern family," "transparent" and "enbreakable kimi smith." the people versus o.j. simpson is the one to watch in the limited series category. the critically acclaimed star has cuba gooding jr. as the
athlete. >> i think the emmys will be the formal coronation for the people versus o.j. simpson. no show has been more talked about or universally praised. history's greatest invention is this, the television. >> jim any kimmel will host the latest night. >> i think everybody is fair game. people will be mercifully mocked. we will find out who has the last laugh at the '68 prime time emmy award. stephanie elam, hollywood. >> it will promise to be a great night tomorrow night. that's going to do it for me. thanks for joining me today in washington, d.c. up next, more "cnn newsroom" with poppy harlow. >> this is cnn breaking news. 3:00 eastern, i'm poppy harlow in new york. we begin with breaking news this hour ought of philadelphia. a gunman with a report ed hatred
of law enforcement. one person is dead. two police officers and three civilians injured in this ham page. we are waiting on a news conference from philadelphia police commissioner, robert ross. the gunman approached a police officer in her patrol car and fired directly through her window. police eventually shot and killed that gunman. they found a note expressing the gunman's hatred of law enforcement. nick valencia has the latest for us. we just have found the contents of what is in the letter. i do know according to the police that that commissioner that we are expecting to hear a press conference from, he describes it as a rambling message, hatred toward a police and a probation officer. what we mayan it is pate to hear is more about the suspect.