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christian and all of us thanks for inviting us into your homes tonight. >> see you at 6:00. tonight, the knife-wielding terror suspect turning on police. the takedown in boston. officers opening fire. the suspect had been under surveillance for possible ties to isis. we're on the scene. the moment of impact. the amtrak train carrying 171 passengers, colliding with a car, slicing it in half. rescuers racing to help the people inside. just as authorities reveal new details in the deadly train derailment in philadelphia. the race against time tonight. the search for hundreds of passengers after their ship capsizes. some trapped inside. their cries for help. and the captain under arrest tonight. the head of the tsa now out. the story we broke. the undercover sting revealing just how much slides right past those airport security agents. and the roller coaster crash. >> oh, my god. >> 16 rescued, several seriously
injured. trapped in their seats for hours. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a tuesday night. and we begin in boston. that dramatic terror takedown. a man who authorities say had been under 24-hour surveillance by the fbi, believed to have been inspired by isis. today, that 6'5" suspect, turning on authorities, they say coming after them with a military-style knife. they released this image of the knife today. they shot him dead. and this evening comes word of an arrest in the case and the number of searches under way right now. abc's tom llamas is on the scene in boston. >> yeah we have a gentleman, black make six feet coming out not, armed with a knife. >> reporter: police transmissions capture the final moments a man allegedly armed with that large military knife charged an fbi agent and boston police officer in this parking lot. >> all right, there's shots
fired, units, shots fired. >> reporter: 26-year-old usaama rahim had been under 24-hour surveillance by a terrorism task force that knew he was armed this morning. >> he was someone we were watching for quite a time. >> reporter: at 7:18 a.m., the two officers confront rahim in this cvs parking lot to question him about terror-related information. police say rahim then comes at the officers with the knife. the officers retreat backwards, ordering rahim to drop the weapon. police say rahim gets dangerously close to the officers. that's when they both fire, hitting him in the torso and abdomen. law enforcement sources telling abc news, they're investigating whether rahim, who lived in this roslindale apartment complex in boston, had been inspired by isis through the terror network's social media campaign. rahim's brother, a local imam, took to social media, claiming his brother was on his way to work when boston police shot him in the back. the shooting comes months after a lone wolf terror-related attack in new york city. surveillance video capturing
this man attacking uniformed officers with a hatchet before being shot dead by police. law enforcement says he was inspired by isis through social media. and david, tonight, that new arrest in connection with the terror investigation that brought authorities right here to usaama rahim. there are a number of related searches connected to this case happening right now in boston. david? >> tom llamas leading us off from boston tonight. tom, thank you. and authorities investigating whether that suspect who was killed was inspired by isis. and there was concern in recent days that key provisions of the patriot act expiring would hamper the hunt for lone wolves across the country. well, tonight, congress has now passed the new usa freedom act, restructuring the nsa controversial surveillance program. the bill ends the government's bulk collection of american's phone records. law enforcement can still access personal data with a court order. president obama saying he will sign the bill. now, to florida tonight, and that amtrak train carrying 171 passengers and crew, and the collision with a car.
this is the car, right here. the back half sliced off. the three people inside, including a pregnant woman, somehow walking away with only minor injuries. and this comes tonight as we now learn new details from the deadly train derailment in philadelphia. but we start with the scene in florida, and the surveillance at the moment of impact. here's steve osunsami. >> reporter: a tough day for amtrak. take a look at this camera from a nightclub outside jacksonville, florida. that's one of their passenger trains with 171 people on board, crashing into a car this morning that didn't see it coming. >> emergency, struck a vehicle, right there at the metro. >> reporter: it's not clear in the video that the cross bars were working. investigators are trying to piece it together. but a radio call from the train seemed to blame the car. >> they come around the gates right when we got to the cross. >> reporter: no one on the train was hurt. three people in the car, including a woman who was pregnant, suffered minor injuries. >> all i can think about was my girl, so, i jumped out the car, go find her. when i turned around, the back of the car wasn't there. >> reporter: this was happening
just as the government today was releasing its preliminary report on the deadly amtrak crash that took eight lives and injured 200 others, may 12th in philadelphia. the ntsb says the train was traveling a curve at 106 miles an hour when the speed limit was just 50. and that the engineer slammed on the emergency brakes just seconds before the accident. authorities are still looking at the engineer's cell phone records to see if he was on the phone when train 188 crashed. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> steve, thank you. and overseas tonight, and to china now. the desperate search for the missing at this hour after that tragedy at sea. and this image today. a rescuer putting their ear to the hull, tapping it with a hammer, listening for survivors trapped below. the cries could be heard. abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran with word the captain is now under arrest. >> reporter: a heart-stopping moment. divers pull a 65-year-old woman
out of the water from under the capsized boat, haul her up onto the hull and rush her to safety. and that tapping on the hull of the ferry, how they search for signs of life. they can still hear people yelling for help inside. the pleasure cruise left last week, traveling west along the yangtze river, carrying 456 people on board, mostly senior citizens, when on monday night, it hit a massive storm. these eerie images from a security camera onshore, tweeted out by a chinese news agency. they show the last pictures of the doomed boat, minutes before sinking. and then, the ferry went from this to this. completely submerged in just minutes. a few survivors swam to safety or drifted to shore, including the captain and the engineer. so far, only 14 survivors and at least five confirmed dead. so many missing. relatives are desperate and angry. all this grimly reminiscent of the south korean ferry disaster last year. more than 300 killed, most students, and the captain there sentenced to life in prison for murder. with so many missing in china,
this sinking could be worse. the captain of that chinese ferry has now been arrested and is being held for questioning. he was reportedly among the first people rescued from the wreck. david? >> terry, thank you. back here at home tonight, and we're tracking severe weather on the move at this hour. tornado and severe thunderstorm watches across at least four states now. and this image from south dakota. look at this. time lapse showing this super cell forming. and of course, those violent thunderstorms in the last 24 hours. lightning bolt hitting the capitol there. let's get to chief meteorologist ginger zee, tracking the trouble spots tonight in the plans and right here in the east. ginger? >> reporter: severe thunderstorm reports already from florida to north carolina. i'll take you straight to the maps, david, because there's a lot of energy happening in the northern plains. you see that tornado watch in north and south dakota. the severe thunderstorm watches that include nebraska, that's the area we're watching tonight that you can see in the orange there. now, it's going to sink to the south tomorrow, the large hail, the damaging wind and the tornado threat, actually elevated for northwest kansas, southwest nebraska. we'll be watching that tomorrow.
it's that active jet stream out in the west that has dipped south. texas drying out, by the way. and brought all of that rain. the heavy storms, flash flooding, even. two to three inches through friday, right there, north carolina, southern virginia. >> a wet and tricky week ahead. all right, ginger, thank you. we turn now to the fiery exchanges on capitol hill today over those defective airbags. takata and that massive recall. nearly 34 million vehicles. the airbags, they say, could explode in your front seat. and now, we learn that even the replacements might have to be replaced. abc's linsey davis with american drivers tonight who are fed up. >> reporter: congress giving takata, the company behind the biggest auto recall in american history, an earful on capitol hill today. >> safety of your airbag can't be just a game of luck. >> reporter: after admitting they were manufacturing potentially defective airbags, takata now telling congress many of the cars that had those airbags replaced will now need those same airbags replaced again.
>> you're replacing them with other things that are still faulty? there's no excuse for that. >> reporter: the defective airbags could possibly explode as they inflate, firing out shards of metal, causing dozens of injuries and at least six deaths. last month, the company doubling the recall to nearly 34 million cars. consumers are confused. >> i'm a little nervous, as you can imagine, about driving in this car. >> reporter: takata, which provides nearly 20% of airbags worldwide, reiterated today that it's already stopped using the potentially defective deflators in their airbags. automakers are still trying to figure out which cars are affected by the expanded recall. and for some consumers who already know their car is one of the 34 million, supply hasn't caught up with demand, causing delays and fear. >> and that's the key thing here. so many people are just waiting, wondering if they're going to get replacements at all. so what do they do in the meantime? >> reporter: you want to go to safercar.gov. put in your vehicle's vin number, check to see if your car is impacted.
then, you're going to want to check for the next two weeks. automakers are all expected to have their data inputted by then. >> safercar.gov. linsey, thank you. tonight, a major development in a story abc news broke 24 hours ago. the undercover sting, the major security breach at dozens of american airports. a stunning number of fake explosives, weapons slipping right past those tsa agents. americans spending hours in those lines, taking off our shoes, pulling out our computers, and now comes word of what was missed. tonight, the fallout, the head of the tsa fired from his post. abc's david kerley asking the tough questions tonight. >> reporter: the failures, here right at the security checkpoints, led to the ouster of the head of the tsa. he's being reassigned. as abc news first reported so-called red teams from the department of homeland security were able to beat these checkpoints with weapons or bomb components 67 out of 70 times. that's a 95% failure rate. >> this is alarming.
nothing short of alarming. >> i'm jeh johnson. >> reporter: the homeland security secretary so displeased, he is demanding changes now. including retraining of tsa officers and supervisors. testing all of those detection machines, which apparently failed, too, partly because they're poorly maintained. is tsa broken? >> you know, i don't think tsa is broken. obviously, the findings here are troubling. and clearly we want to be able to continue to test and probe our system. >> a lot of passengers fed up when they hear about all this, david. what are flyers going to face now as they go through security? >> reporter: it's unclear whether we'll see any dramatic changes, whether you andly notice in the lines behind me david. the wait times of over 20 minutes dropped dramatically from last year to this year. but an airport security expert told me tonight, there is a chance the wait times could increase as the tsa reassesses the way it does business. >> all right, david kerley, live
in washington. david, thanks. we have new images tonight of a deadly road rage incident in southern california. watch the right-hand side of your screen. that is i-5 in san diego, a car appears to be on the hunt, pursuing a motorcyclist. what happened just beforehand? abc's cecilia vega tonight. >> reporter: rush hour on a southern california freeway. this is the moment just before the crash. police call it a deadly case of road rage, saying the black car tailgates the motorcycle, then rams it from behind and runs over and kills 39-year-old navy officer zach buob. >> we're talking about something that you know, went from a simple traffic violation to you know, to a murder. >> reporter: driver darla jackson pleading not guilty to first degree murder. her mother says it was buob who kicked jackson's car and cut her off. but records show jackson's checkered history. a driver's license once suspended for lack of knowledge or skill. two ex-boyfriends filing restraining orders against her, one accusing jackson of saying, "i'm going to run your expletive over with my car."
in the last five years, 1,500 people injured or killed in road rage incidents across america. a reminder to all drivers, you never know who's in the car next to you. if convicted, jackson faces 15 years to life. tonight, there are families on both sides of this case grieving. all of this stemming from an argument that police say could have and should have been avoided. david? >> cecilia, thank you. there is new fallout tonight from that world cup bombshell. nine top officials accused of taking $150 million in bribes and kickbacks. and tonight, a stunning reversal. sepp blatter, the president of fifa, the powerful soccer federation, resigning now, just days after he was re-elected to a fifth term. and abc news learning that blatter himself under investigation by the u.s. and the fbi. a new election now will be held to choose his successor. overseas now and to england. and to the images coming in this evening from an amusement park there. 16 trapped for a time four injured after a roller coaster crash.
the ride screeching to a halt, passengers trapped for hours. abc's mara schiavocampo tonight. >> reporter: tonight, an investigation into what led to this roller coaster crash at an amusement park about three hours outside london, seriously injuring four, including three teens. this afternoon, a car full of riders slamming into an empty car stuck on the tracks. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: the force of the collection wedging the cars together. >> all of a sudden, you heard a big bang and everyone started screaming. >> reporter: the accident leaving about a dozen riders dangling 26 feet above the ground for more than four and a half hours, before rescuers were able to evacuate them. statistically, amusement park rides are safe. experts noting the chances of being injured are 1 in 24 million. now, officials say the park "remains closed until we understand better the cause of this dreadful incident." mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> mara, thank you. and tonight, from washington, a powerful moment.
two military honors long overlooked and overdue. president obama saying, we are a nation of people who remembers our heroes. take a look at that smile right there. that's private henry johnson, albany, new york, during world war i, part of the harlem hell fighters. in the middle of the night, pushing back the germans. hand to hand combat. saving a wounded comrade. wounded 21 times himself. but never honored. he was african-american. and there was army sergeant william shemin. one of his daughters, elsie, holding his photo there. sergeant shemin ran across a battlefield not once but three times to save wounded soldiers. he was shot in the head and survived. there was no honor. he was jewish-american. his daughters at the white house today. >> well, elsie, as much as america meant to your father, he means even more to america. i want to invite his daughters, elsie and ina, 86 and 83, and gorgeous. to accept this medal on their father's behalf. >> it was a touching moment. both men posthumously awarded
the medal of honor. the president saying, it's never too late to say thank you. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday. the young american woman killed by that lion while on safari. there is new word tonight about the victim, who she was. the attack through that open car window. and tonight, our reporter takes us right inside that park. you will see the lions in a moment. also, the big change from nestle this evening. affecting some of its biggest names. the changes to hot pockets and the california pizza kitchen. and, the new video coming in. the skier falling deeper and deeper into that giant hole in the snow, calling for help -- you will see how this plays out. we're back in a moment.
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finally tonight here, the transformation, from bruce jenner to caitlyn. and this evening, the moment she met her children, and what they're saying tonight. here's abc's amy robach. >> reporter: today, more details about caitlyn jenner's transition to a woman, after that blockbuster "vanity fair" cover. and following jenner's revelation in april to abc's diane sawyer. >> are you a woman? >> yes. for all intents and purposes, i am a woman. >> reporter: and the reaction to the new images lit social media on fire. many saying she bears a resemblance to oscar-winning actress jessica lange, who is
sending her support, too, saying, "that's so wonderful." jenner's 89-year-old mother, esther, weighing in too, declaring caitlyn "beautiful" but saying she may still have trouble not using the name bruce. >> i never thought i could be more proud of you. but i'm learning. >> reporter: jenner's 34-year-old daughter, cassandra marino, talked about meeting caitlyn earlier this year. >> i thought she looked great. just seemed to be leaning into the joy of what he'd always wanted to express. >> reporter: amy robach, abc news, new york. >> and thank you for watching here on a tuesday night. i'm david muir. i hope to see you right back here tomorrow. >> a drought dilemma. how do you plan for a thousand families if there is not enough water for people here? >> we're live with the warriors tonight at their arena. two days from the nba finals a decision on whether clay can
play. >> two bay area flights involved in an international scare. why homeland security was called in to sfo. >> from michael finney, what to do if your car's air bags are recalled. will your dealer be able to replace them? >> tonight, can this city accommodate a thousand new homes in california? >> this can be a request throughout the state. new figures put california's conservation rate at 13 p.5% enough to supply more than 2 million people. we have team coverage tonight. david louie is live in millbrae. and vic lee is in pleasanton.
vic? >> well, i think i can guarantee one thing. it's going to be a packed meeting here at city council chambers. in the past it's been mostly opponents of the plan. tonight a nonbinding ballot measure to see how citizens feel about the controversial issue, i think, most of them would point to these signs over here as the reason for, the reason why they're opposed to the massive housing. >> it is the biggest controversy to hit this charming town of 72,000, far from the manning crowds. it's been named fourth most desirable place to live in the country. only 29,000 homes, the issue? should the city allow the building of 1300 new homes? >> this is an old quarry. the city