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tonight, we take youight too thatatbuildingng while back at home in the u.s., the newework city pole department now responding to an isis message with an image of times square behind it. but we begin with the new images here in pair rils ofris of that takedown in this city. they came in swiftly, under cover of darkness. 4:20 this morning, french s.w.a.t. teams, heavily armed, to neutralize suspected terrorists that they feared were planning to launch new attacks. police firing 5,000 rounds. terrified families shocked awake by gunshots. the explosions. many of them capturing the images just outside their windows. one video just emerging tonight, showing what appeared to be the first french s.w.a.t. team arriving and entering the building. a french prosecutor tonight revealing the s.w.a.t.eams were met with reinforced doors to the apartment they were trying to storm here in the saint-denis neighborhood.
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the prosecutor saying they were met with a barrage of fire power. gun shots as they tried to gege into the apartment. the rapid heavy gun fire could be heard through the streets. witnesses seeing police and terror suspects. through their windows, the terrified residents watching it all unfold. >> on your knees! >> reporter: on your knees, show me your back, you can hear the police yelling. on the perimeter, officers tense, guns raised, stopping civilians. their hands raised as they slowly approach police. getting patted down. this man woke up to what he called a deafening blast. > boom, boom, b bm. >> reporter: "i jumped out of bed, put my head outside." e police said, "no, close the window." when it was over, eight arrested. at least two people dead. a woman who detonated her suicide belt. and another person killed by a grenade, explosives, who has not been identified by french authorities tonight. tonight, it's believed investigators are trying to
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determine if it might be the mastermindnd 27-year-old abdelhamid abaaoud. behind the coordrdated attacks in paris. the i intities ofhe dead are still bei investigated. dna testing on the bodies from the scene. but tonight, the fate of that so-called mastermind remains unclear. there is cell phone video showing suspects being led away by the s.w.a.t. teams. some stripped of those clothes, pulled from the building. we know the s.w.a.t. teams converged on this neighborhood not far from the soccer stadium with help from cell phone conversations and surveillance vince friday's attacks. witnesses who said they had seen abaaoud here in france. the prosecutor also saying,e haha reason to believeith their weaponry and structured organization, that this cell could have tried to carry out another plot. this morning, when theun came up, the explosions could still be heard and the ambulances were lined up, prepared for anything. as you can see, along with the heavy police presence, there is
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at the scene as investigators go through that building. and we went to meet some of the stunned neighbors ourselves. it that witnessed it all. through the door, up t stairs, we mee diana, who told me she was jolted by bed. they told you to close the windows? >> to close the windows and to stay at home >> reporter: we got a look at the building, climbing onto a roof across the way. they thought the so-called mastermind was believed to be in a safe house on the third floor. smoke could be seen pouring out of the window. just looking at the building, you can see the sheer force of the fire power in the early morning hours here in paris. not only is every window blown ouou but you can seeeehe signs of impact against the cement wall there behind us. the man who allowed them to stay in that apartment, detained during the raid and questioned by investigators. saying, someone asked me to put people up for three days and i did them a favor. i don't know where they came from. i don't know anything. if i'd known, do you think i would have done it? and tonight, the french
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about the cell phones the attackers are believed to have used the night of the attacks. one found in the trash outside the bataclan theater. on it, a text to a member of the terror cell at 10:300 p.m. saying, quote, we're ready. let's go. and also at this hour, we are getting stunning new images from the daily mail tonight. surveillance footage of the attack on a cafe in paris, the moment an attacker appears, opening fire. when the coast is clear, this woman sprinting inside, taking cover. then, the gunman reappearing, taking aim again. his weapon jamming. the gunman moves on. seconds later, one woman, her life spared when that weapon jammed, popopng up. she survived. just incredible images tonight. in the meantime, we turn now to the other developing headline. isis releasing this images in the pages of a propaganda magazine. a soda can and wires, what they call an ied.
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isis claims smuggled onto that russian passenger jet. abc's brian ross on whether a bomb in a soda cans plausible, and their new claim.m. >> reporter: the componentssre simple. costing no more than $50. a soda can packed with explosives and a few wires. but bomb experts say it could produce a blast much more power powerful than the one in this government test. isis today proudly displayed what it says is the bomb that brought down the russian jet. a gold pineapple drink can stuffed with explosives would be ignited with this small detonated stuck into the can. wired to this, the switch, with a timer likely hiddenehind the black tape. >> close the switch and arm the timer to start its countdown. and boom. >> reporter: the plane blew up 22 minutes after takeoff. based on the location of the wreckage, u.s. authorities believe the bomb was likely
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the plane by an isis infiltrator. in its online post today, isis boasted it smuggled the bomb onto the russian jet after it discovered a way to comomomise theeecurity at t t sharm e e sheikh airport. andd in a grisly footnote, isis even produced passports of some of the russian victims, somehow retrieved by the terror group at the scene of the crash. tonight, u.s. aviation security officials say screening machines should spot a soda can bomb. but there is concern that no security system is foolproof. >> even with the best of security screening machines, if you have an insider who is willing to place an explosive on a plane, you h he a real problem. >> repepter: isis sayss it had originally targeted a passengng jet fromm country t tt's part of the u.s. coalition, targeting isis. but decided insad to hit a russian plane after russia, david, began to bomb syria, as well. david? >> brian ross in our new york studio again tonight. brian, thank you. and isis, of course, praises
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vowing to strike washington, d.c. tonight, the new threat. isis releasing these new images, what appears to be an isis fighter with images off new york k city,,imes square behind him. this comeses just as millions off americans are preparing to avel for the holidays, and abc's seen your justice correspondt pierre thomas tonight with new reaction from the pd. >> reporter: in a newly released video from isis, you can see a man preparing for a suicide attack. then footage of new york city iconic landmarks. it comes only days after another video threatened a strike against washington, d.c., putting u.s. law enforcement under tremendous pressure to keep everyone safe. >> we have more police in the districtctf columbia than any city in the united states. they were already at a very high level and they have assured me at they're at an even higher level. >> reporter: there are more than 0 terror investigations in all 50 states. many involving isis. the investigations range from
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some in the final days, when dozens of agents and analysts may be required for surveillance and undercover work for a single individual. while no specific plot targeting theehomeland has been identifieded authorities are taking no chances. >> were out there, both. >> reporter:s for that video depicting new york, the nypd says it is aware, but still, there's no specific threat, and they will remain at heightened alert. david? >> pierre thomas with us tonight. pierre, thank you. and a tense 24 hours for passengers flying over the u.s. a bomb threat called in, two air france passenger jets making emergency landings. one in salt lakeecity,, the other forcrc to lanan in lifax. passengers describing the fear, flight crews in tears. as tonight, airports from coast to coast scramble to stay one step ahead of any through threat. abc's david kerley covers aviation. >> reporter: an emergency landingland ing ing, an evasion weigh of air
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france passengers in two separate cities. >> air france 065, are you still dumping fuel? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: the phoned in threats said a bomb would go off in 90 minutes. >> you are clear to land. >> reporter: that flight had left los angeles. the other took off about the same time, from washington, landing in nova scotia, where passengers were taken off so authorities and canines could screen the jet liner. >> i would rather come to halifax for the night than risk my plane exploding over the atlanta. >> reporter: both jets cleared. it was a hoax. and with a busy travel week ahead, the secretary of homeland security is trying to allay any fears. >> we continue to encourage the public to travel, attend public events, but remain vigilant and aware. >> reporter: airlines are estimating that more than 25 million americans will fly this thank thanksgiving holiday season. the homeland security secretary said that additional security
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more tough talk from french president hollande tonight. backing up those words with swift action, launching new air strikes on isis targets in syria, hitting training camps, isis headququters and deploying that frenchh airiraft carrier, 24 hours ahead of schedule to the coast of syria to join the fight. abc's chief global ail fairs correspondent martha raddatz with the new aim j simages, the dramatic show of force as he reports in from the region tonight. >> reporter: day four of withers strikes on isis targets in syria. russian aircraft flying 65 missions, claiming to have destroyed numerous isis oil depots and command centers, as the french aircraft carrier charles d dgaulle m mes closerr to the syrian coast. papaed with firepower. in the last 48 hours, destroying six major targets. but here in iraq and in syria, where the u.s. has been conducting thousands of air
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strikes, the u.s. military expressing concern today over russia's tactics. a military spokesman calling those large-scale bombing runs with so-called dumb bombs, antiquated, suggesting the russians have little regard for civilianssbelow. d david, here in iraqaqsis stilil controls large swaths of territory, including the second-largest city here, mosul. those air strikes have done little to dislodge the terrorists there. david? >> martha raddatz reporting in tonight. martha, thank you. now, to the debate back at home over whether to welcome refugees to the u.s. at least 31 governors saying refugees are not welcome in their states. more than half the country now. and this evening, house speaker paul ryan calling for a security test instead of a religious test, doubling down on the need to pause the president's plan to admit 10,000 refugees in the u.s., saying america can be compassionate, but we should also be safe. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathanarl. >> reporter: in a bid to strike middle ground on an explosive
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issue, speaker of the house paul ryan said today he doesn't want to end the syrian refugee program, but only pause it long enough to ensure no terrorists use it to enter the united states. >> people understand the plight of those fleeing the middle eastst but thth also want b bic assurancnc for the safety of this country. >> reporter: but ryan is outright rejecting calls by some republicans to only let in christian refugees. >> we will not have a religious test, only a surity test. >> reporter: the white house said tonight the president would veto ryan's bill. traveling in asia, obama vowed to move ahead with his plan to bring in 10,000 syrian refugees over the coming year. accusing republican opponents of fear mongering. >> they've been playing on fear in orderer to tryryo score polilical points. or to advancnc their camamigns. and it's irresponsible. and it's contrary to who we are. and it needs to stop, because the world is watching. >> repter: earlier,@ the president called senator ted
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cruz's proposal to ban muslim refugees un-american. today, cruz fired back. >> i would encourage, mr. president, come back and insult me to my face. >> reporter: the white house insisted again tonight that every refugee goes through intensive security screening before coming to the united states, and pointed out that off the morehan 000 syrian refugees that have come to the u.s. since 2001, not one of them has been tied to terrorism. david? >> jon karl at@ the white house for us tonight. jon, thank you. and up next here, the other news we're following back home. the new alerts tonight. the deadly storms now on the move, and they're headed east. wind gusts of more than 100 miles per hour, at least three killed. 300,000 losing power. and the new threat zone right after the break. also, the out of control tour bus. we have new surveillance video this evening. the driver barrelling through an american city, unable to stop. and here in paris, a city and nation proud and coming back to life. tonight here, the before and
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>> reporter: in colorado, the wind created ground blizzards, blowing snow onto the road. >> this wind is so crazy right now. >> reporter: and semitrucks off it. david, the wind is still blowing here. we've got winds of about 40 miles an hour right now. 45 miles an hour, actually. it has gotten as high as 102 miles an hour, and the high ones are supposed to last across the plaiai through tomorrow. david? >> clayton sandell, bearing the elements tonight. clayton, thank you. let's get right to meteorologist rob marciano with the track of this thing. >> reporter: david, a strong jet stream continues to power those winds. getting into the upper midwest and the high plains here. wind gusts will get to near 60 miles an hour and sustained 30 to 40, so, that will be bringing down power lines potentially. across parts of the panhandle and georgia today, a couple of tornadoes repopoed. strongtorms through atlanta night. they diminish overnightht and get into the carolinas. increasing towards the northeast
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scenes friday night here. tonight, pararians returning to cafes, ououoor terraces full. a concert in paris again. the french president saying just today, life must resume in full. what would our country be without its cafes, concerts, sporng events and museums? the city standing behind the investigators working around the clock. and this morning, the police dog that died. and the national anthem, you'll remember, we heard it last night at wembley stadium before a match between the national teams of englala and france. prince william was there. while back here inparis, that anthem, proudly sung, across this city. and we thank you for watching here on a wednesday night. a windy night here in paris. i'm david muir. we hope to see you right back here tomorrow. good night.fred hexom fhexom@kcautv.c om (fred) a winter storm watch will be in effect friday for several inches of snow possible. the satellite and radar
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shows rain tay, mixed at t tes with some non- accumulating snowflakes. the planner shows cldy skies early, then clear. the temperature will be 40 at 10 pm, 31 at 2 am, and 29 at 6 am with breeuy winds. i'll be back in a minute with more on the snow! " " jenna: good evening and thank you for joining us tonight im jenna rehnstrom tim and im tim seaman. earlier today, some heavy fighting and sounds of explosions shook a community just outside paris jenna:
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it was a raid targetininthe man who french authorities say was behind friday's'seadly attacks. "gunfire" swat teams stormed an apartment building in saint denis (sahn-de- nee) followed by seven tense hours of explosions and gunfire. witness: there were so many explosions.. it was as if the celling of the bathroom was going to collapse.. i got out of the bathroom i tried to protect myself.. holding my baby tight. we saw bullet lights.. there were explosions.. we felt the building shake.. there were guys upstairs screaming.. shoot .. shoooo several people are under arrest, and two peopleare dead. a woman blew herself up with an explosive vest as police entered the apartment. a man died after he was hit projectiles and grenades.. the french prosecutor said the terrorist team targeted inthe raid was neutralized. given the weapons found, he believes they may have been planning another attack. authorities did not confirm whether abaaoud was killed in the
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raid. the dna test is underw titi the debate over syrian refugees continues here in the u-s. before the friday paris france terror attac, the u-s planned toccept 10 thousand syrian refugees this year. but governors in more than half the country want to block them from entering. and it's becoming a hot topic among republican presidential candidates, president obama slammed the g-o-p while in manilla for suggesting the syrian refugees pose a security threat. republican ted cruz called the president's comments unbefitting of ama's office. nna: iowa senator chuck grassley is also joining in on the conversation. he told reporters today (wednesday) at the u-s needs to take a cautious approach. "and because we don't have a vetting process that would work for syrians, i've called for a hault until we get certification from the intelligence agencies and the fbi that we do have a vetting process to make sure no terrorists come in with other refugees." there are reports that at least one of the isis

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