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paz you look live on a gorgeous day this wednesday. we'll see you again. >> bye-bye. two breaking stories tonight. two scenes of sheer terror. first, the american city on lockdown for hours, the gunman opening fire. six shot, several locations, we're on the scene. also tonight, the deadly terror attack at a museum. gunmen opening fire as families step off the bus. children running. the death threat against caroline kennedy, ambassador to japan. word coming just weeks after that attack on another u.s. ambassador. the close call tonight in this home, the explosion in the children's playroom. and the new warning. and, so many families have tried to re-enact those scenes from "the sound of music," but no one going back like diane sawyer tonight. what we never knew. julie andrews, knocked to the ground? the real story behind this famous scene. she's with diane, revealing the secrets.
good evening. and we begin this wednesday night with those two developing stories, an arrest outside phoenix tonight. that manhunt now over. after a terrifying day there. but first tonight, the horrific scene, a terror attack. tourists, families getting off buses, targeted by gunmen as they walked into a museum. and tonight, the hunt for possible accomplices. at least 20 killed in tunisia. the windshield of their tour bus there shattered by the gunfire. this young boy and girl scrambling to safety. and tonight, this video shows the chaos and confusion, a father holding his young son. sprinting up those stairs. so many people running for cover as they heard the gunshots. tonight, many questions. who was behind this? and how safe are museums right here at home? authorities already warning of potential dangers here. abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross, leading us off. >> reporter: the attack came just after 12:00 noon, as tunisian security forces scrambled to respond.
tourists inside the crowded bardo museum ran for their lives, some shielding their children, as the two gunmen approached with heavy duty weapons. some of the tourists later hid inside the galleries beneath priceless antiquities. this french tourist described how police ordered them to "run, run, run. when we left the museum," she said, "we saw dead bodies." officials tonight said at least 20 died, and many more were wounded, including tourists from poland, germany, spain and italy. most of them massacred as they got off a tour bus that brought them to the museum from a cruise ship. the parliament building next door to the museum was put on lockdown. as defiant lawmakers sang the country's national anthem. the prime minister said tonight the two gunmen were killed and that police are now searching for two or three more who may have been accomplices. the location of today's attack at the bardo museum also raised alarms at other museums around
the world could become terror targets. it was just last month that isis destroyed priceless centuries-old antiquities at a museum in mosul, iraq. and security experts said today that other museums, including those in the u.s. need to be on high alert. >> they have to think now, is isis going after cultural heritage? are they going after museums? and is our museum, could our museum be next? >> and brian ross with us now. and of course, the big question tonight, do we have any idea who was behind this? >> reporter: well, david, isis has made repeated threats against tunisia, but tonight, authorities there believe another terror group is responsible, and the affects are already being felt here at home with new york police tonight stepping up security at some of the city's most popular museums. >> all right, brian ross starting us off tonight. brian, thank you. now, to late developments outside phoenix, arizona, tonight, where an american city was on lockdown for much of this day. families told to stay indoors after a string of attacks, six
people shot, several locations. at least one person dead. s.w.a.t. teams moving quickly through neighborhoods. and we could see the aerial images coming in today, officers moving through this apartment complex, their guns drawn there. and just look at the map tonight. multiple crime scenes. and this evening, there is now word of an arrest. abc's kendis gibson is in mesa, arizona. >> reporter: a terrifying day outside phoenix. a city on lockdown. a gunman on the loose. police say it all started this morning at this motel. an argument, then gunfire. one man killed, two women wounded. >> we know there was some type of argument, or -- they possibly knew each other. >> reporter: the shooter fleeing to this restaurant on a high school campus, shooting a student in the shoulder and stealing a car. >> it was weird knowing that happened, like, right outside our door. >> gray dark honda accord. suspect is armed with a .422 handgun. >> reporter: with an all-out manhunt under way, the gunman drives to this apartment complex, breaking into an apartment and shooting two more people. >> at this point, if you could stay indoors, that would be great. if you don't have to be anywhere, just stay at home. >> reporter: s.w.a.t. from
multiple departments with guns drawn, going door to door, searching for the shooter. finally, at 1:00 this afternoon, the suspected shooter captured. police leading him out wearing a white hazmat suit, after the mesa county s.w.a.t. team used a taser to apprehend him. >> residents can feel safe and go back to their lives. >> reporter: and this is where they led him out. as you can see, it is still a very active crime scene. residents around here breathing a high of relief. david? >> kendis, thank you. we're going to turn now to the death threats against caroline kennedy, now the u.s. ambassador to japan. the threats phoned in against kennedy, seen here with former president clinton in tokyo just this week. word of the threats comes just weeks after the other attack on the u.s. ambassador in south korea. abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz with new details on the threats against kennedy. >> reporter: the threats were made by telephone, directly to the u.s. embassy in tokyo. "i will kill ambassador kennedy," the male caller reportedly said, in english.
>> we take any threats to u.s. diplomats seriously. we take every step possible to protect our personnel. >> reporter: caroline kennedy is the most well-known u.s. ambassador in the world, who is always eager to get out among the japanese people as she told abc's jon karl last year. >> do people notice you when you're out in your running clothes, jogging around? >> depends how fast or slow i'm moving. >> reporter: the threat against caroline kennedy happened last month, before the attack on the u.s. ambassador to south korea focused new attention on security for american diplomats. when ambassador mark lippert was slashed by that knife-wielding man the only person protecting him was one unarmed local police officer. as for ambassador kennedy, a senior state department official tells abc news that the tokyo police provide an armed security detail for her, david. >> all right, martha raddatz live from our washington bureau tonight. martha, thank you. there is late word this evening of a terrible loss.
a navy s.e.a.l. was killed in a parachute accident during training. it happened in southern california, south of los angeles. his body draped there in an american flag. we turn now to the u.s. air force veteran, under arrest, charged with trying to join isis in syria. appearing in court today, pleading not guilty, we showed you the images last night here. investigators studying his transformation over time. authorities say his laptop filled with 180 isis propaganda videos, including a brutal execution. to the case of millionaire murder suspect robert durst tonight. it is widening now. seen smiling from the back of that police car. tonight, transferred to a mental health facility, reportedly on suicide watch now. authorities now asking, was durst linked to other cases, including this 16-year-old girl from california. there is also new information on what they found in his hotel room, a load of cash and a latex mask. abc's matt gutman in louisiana. >> reporter: robert durst, tonight, the focus of a nationwide dragnet for evidence in the mysterious deaths of at
least three people, including his first wife. >> what the hell did i do? >> reporter: his seeming confession seen in the hbo docuseries "the jinx" -- >> killed them all, of course. >> reporter: in new orleans, new documents alleging durst was planning to flee the country, armed not only with a .38 special, a pillow-sized bag of pot and a fake i.d. but a full-face latex mask and over $42,000 in cash. durst, held here in louisiana, now on suicide watch. in houston, authorities raiding his luxury condo, and in eureka, california, could there be a link between durst and the 1997 disappearance of 16-year-old karen mitchell? durst lived in a nearby town. police say he's not a suspect, but -- >> we are certainly interested in any information that may or may not come out of interviews with mr. durst. >> reporter: but david, he may never live to see a courthouse other than this one. the d.a. telling me tonight, that because of his prior
felonies if he's convicted of those two weapons charges he faces here in louisiana, he could face life in prison. david? >> matt, thank you. we're going to turn to the economy now and the dow surging up more than 220 points today after federal reserve chairman janet yellin signalled for the first time in nine years may might raise interest rates ss sometime after april. overseas tonight, prime minister benjamin netanyahu re-elected. declaring a huge victory after final returns came in. his main rival conceding, clearing the way now for a fourth term. back here at home tonight, and to the weather now. and after that warmup, tonight, bone-chilling cold and powerful winds returning. in westwood, new jersey, this massive tree uprooted right on a family's front lawn. and in bangor, maine, the snow -- yikes -- returning. and so is chief meteorologist ginger zee. great to see you, but not the snow that's coming back. >> reporter: no and just in time for the official start for spring. snow for some. i'll bring you there. but let's first look at the temperatures, david. that high pressure system really in control, pulling down that
canadian cold air. 27 is where we'll start the morning in new york city. pittsburgh in the 20s. syracuse, only in the teens. single digits for some people in new england. now, as this pacific moisture mixed with the low pressure system that's dropped four-plus inches in places just west of corpus christi, texas, that's going to bring all rain in the southeast, but look, right there. drive-time friday morning, it starts to change over in washington, d.c. to a mix, then snow. new york city, driving home, not going to be pretty on friday. and that's not how you want to start your first weekend of spring. >> no, it's not. a rough friday ahead. ginger, thank you. meantime tonight, scientists at the national's oceanic and atmospheric association say inging that the earth just recorded its warmest winter ever. temperatures for december through february edging out the previous record by half a degree. this may also turn out to be the warmest year on record, beating the one set in 2014. global records, by the way, date back to 1880. we turn now to the crackdown on university campuses across america tonight. penn state suspending one of its frats after learning about photos of nude women sleeping, allegedly posted on facebook. they had no idea.
abc's linzie janis is there. >> reporter: tonight, members of the kappa delta roh fraternity at penn state under criminal investigation by police. still living in their frat house, but their chapter suspended. at the house today, no comment. investigators sifting through dozens of posts made to a private fraternity facebook page. some of them allegedly photos of nude women passed out or sleeping. others apparently showing drug deals and hazing rituals. authorities are considering criminal charges. >> they've been described to me as very graphic, offensive, appalling. >> reporter: also tonight, the university of houston suspending a different fraternity for an indefinite period of time, as police investigate possible criminal hazing activities. and the sigma alpha epsilon fraternity, whose university of oklahoma chapter was kicked off campus after members were filmed
singing this racist chant, today, saying their investigation into chapters at other campuses continues. they're setting up a confidential hotline. back here at penn state, the university is vowing to hold those responsible accountable. and police say criminal charges could include invasion of privacy and harassment. david? >> linzie janis tonight, thank you. and now to the controversy involving starbucks tonight and the message they put on their coffee cups. here's abc's linsey davis now. >> reporter: so much for coffee talk. the starbucks ceo telling shareholders today, he's standing by his initiative to start a conversation about race, asking employees to write "race together" on the side of customers' cups to inspire baristas to talk to customers about race relations. >> we have serious problems in this country. we have a void of leadership on a number of areas and all we're trying to do as a company is make a positive difference. >> reporter: and now some think encouraging a conversation about
race over their morning cup of joe is over the top. with one person tweeting, "this is going to make my usual order of a black americano all that more eventful." and another, "not sure what starbucks was thinking. i don't have time to explain 400 years of oppression to you and still make my train." >> starbucks is not necessarily the best place or the most interesting place to have a conversation about race. >> i'm not sure that systemic change is going to happen by talking to your barista at starbucks. >> reporter: schultz himself seemed to anticipate this might not exactly go down smooth for all his customers. >> what we anticipated was, it would be an emotional reaction because this is a seriously emotionally charged issue. >> reporter: despite the social media firestorm, starbucks is not backing down. this new campaign has officially launched nationwide. david? >> all right, linsey our thanks to you tonight. and there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this wednesday. the new warning for families this evening after this explosion in the children's
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downdraft from the helicopter. and then we discovered, even getting there is a feat. wow. is this it? is this it? ♪ here we are, the view exactly as it was half a century ago, but the day we're there, it's sunny. julie andrews wasn't so lucky. so, i went to your mountain. i want to know how you did that. >> how i got up there? >> oh, my. >> it rained a lot. >> the tarp over your head. freezing cold, waiting for the clouds to part. >> i know. we actually went up the mountain in big open carts pulled by oxen. i would sit on top of all the camera equipment. >> on that day, we were shooting on the mountain, we're lucky. we have small silent drones getting the shot. back in 1965, julie andrews was doing battle with a helicopter. that kept blowing up a tornado of wind.
>> this giant helicopter came at me sideways with a very brave cameraman hanging out the side and i'd make that big turn and then he'd go around me to go back and start again. but every time he went around me, the downdraft from the jets would fling me down into the grass. >> i heard that occasionally you curse like a sailor. >> i do. no, i do. and i did. >> but somehow, out of that duel with the helicopter, somehow, out of the long hours and the cold and the exhaustion, in that 20 minutes of sunshine, the giant speakers up in the trees -- >> these huge, big speakers in the trees were blasting this beautiful music. >> and for all of us, indelible moment, celebrating the simple joy of being young and alive. ♪ the hills are alive with the sound of music ♪ >> that song will be playing in our heads straight through your
special tonight. so many things we didn't know. you go back to the real house, the real staircase, the real abbey. >> that's right. you see all of these things and there are so many surprises behind the scenes. i think you're going to love this movie in a whole new way. >> we're going to journey right with you, grin, tonight. "the untold story of the sound of music" airs tonight, 10:00 p.m. eastern right here, and we'll all be watching. i'm david muir. and of course, we also hope to see you right back here tomorrow night. until then, good night. >> now at 6:00 a san francisco church being call aid wet blanket and why the church is now changing it's tune. >> inside of a high-speed chase, and crash the chp looks and reveals a few
surprises. >> another police officer now set to spend time in prison what. >> and protests at the uc regent's meeting what they're demanding tonight. >> we're sorry that our intentions have been misunderstood. >> a change of direction for a catholic church after a new outcry for homeless advocates. >> the catholic church accused of soaking people with water who were looking for shelter. >> they're accused of turning sprinklers on the homeless seeking refuge at the church. >> a lot shocked by what was done and now the church is having a change of heart >> the catholic church does a lot of helping the needy and
homeless, but that is not what people are talking about tonight if you look over my shoulder, you can see a dark spot inside is one of these sprinklers. last night, those sprinklers were keeping the homeless away. >> it's a solution that led to an image problem. >> we're sorry our intentions have been misunderstood and recognized that the method was ill conceived. >> the bishop didn't order sprinklers to be installed but today, answered problems after revelations for two years the church used them to douse homeless person who sleeps beneath. the archdiocese heard criticism from the homeless >> it's real bad. >> and from the mayor >> this