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good morning, america. paris, the moment of attack. new video overnight showing when that massacre began in the concert hall, band members were the first to see those shooters storm the theater. we talk to two survivors who crawled through the carnage to save their lives. plus, the latest on those terrorists, the identity of the french attacker and the syrian passport found on one of the gunmen. >> we're going to take you moment by moment through the devastating events that swept through paris in just hours taking at least 129 lives and injuring hundreds more. one of the dead, an american studying abroad shot inside of a restaurant. >> and this morning fears that the terror may not be over.
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the hunt for the cell responsible. at least three arrests made as cars connected to the attack are tracked across europe. the fbi now heading to the scene to investigate. the fight against isis taking center stage at the democratic debate overnight. and security ramped up at football games and gatherings all over america on this sunday morning as the world shows solidarity with the people of france. good morning and welcome to this special edition of "gma." so many new developments and new images streaming out of paris right now. look at this new video in which you see the beginning of the attack on that concert hall. you could hear it right there. shots ringing out towards the end of a sold out show. >> you can understand why so many confused that for the actual concert. also overnight we're learning more about the victims. among the dead an american college student, nohemi gonzalez, a design major at california state university long
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beach living out her dream of studying abroad in paris. >> we'll learn much more about her. here is what we know right now about these coordinated attacks. at least 129 people dead. 352 people wounded. 99 of them in critical condition. >> there were six attacks carried out by three teams of terrorists and police in belgium have made three arrests linked to the attacks as they're now looking for possible accomplices. >> we have team coverage of the attack. we start with david muir leading our coverage on the ground in paris. david, good morning to you. >> reporter: dan and paula, great to be with you this morning. this is a fast-moving investigation here in paris and i can tell you we have been traveling throughout this beautiful city today and for much of the day people gathered at every one of these sites of horror, these memorials are growing by the hour, so is the investigation. we have just learned that the car has been discovered six miles outside of paris with
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kalashnikovs inside. that car could have been used as one of the getaway cars. behind me, the concert hall and that video. for the first time we're seeing those dramatic moments when police s.w.a.t. teams take on the attackers in that hall. this morning, new dramatic video showing the moments french police go head-to-head against the terrorists who inflicted horror on that concert hall. "time" magazine obtaining this video of the terrifying scene unfolding friday night. a stunned silence on that paris street, suddenly punctuated by a barrage of bullets. a heated exchange of gunfire sending police scrambling. gunmen coming toward them. the police would retaliate. civilians running from the firefight. photographer patrick zachmann capturing these images of the officers crouched ready for combat. >> i heard the sound of a woman. she was screaming, screaming -- [ speaking french ] >> help me.
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help me. >> reporter: this morning at least 129 people dead, more than 350 injured, at least 99 of them critically. this is now the deadliest attack here in france since world war ii. isis claiming responsibility for the deadly rampage. a highly coordinated killing spree, six separate attacks. among them, restaurants, a concert hall, a sports stadium. and now the investigation crossing country lines, to belgium. cars used in the attack traced to brussels. officials arresting at least three people there. we now know three teams of terrorists coordinated the attacks. the attackers wearing identical suicide vests. the first of the attacks starting at 9:20 p.m. friday night. a suicide bomber blowing himself up outside the stadium in the middle of a soccer match. there are new pictures emerging this morning showing president hollande of france stunned
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inside the stadium too realizing paris was under attack. 9:25 p.m., gunmen opening fire at a restaurant and bar five miles away. killing 15 and injuring ten. >> i sat with one friend and we immediately heard really loud gunshots. everybody dropped to the floor in confusion. >> reporter: then at 9:40 p.m. the carnage at that concert hall gunmen entering the popular bataclan theatre where an american rock band, the eagles of death metal, playing. this video taken by a concertgoer showing the band playing when the rounds of gunfire drowned the music. holding at least 100 concertgoers hostage, witnesses say a gunman was heard yelling, allah, akbar, "god is great." others say they could hear the attackers yelling syria and iraq. many did not make it out.
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at least 89 murdered inside. this morning, paris' deputy mayor telling us they have never seen such horror. but when you see the bullet holes straight through the windows of the restaurants that they drove by and fired in on innocent people, that's something that's entirely new. >> yeah. i must say this is not paris. this is not paris. >> reporter: while back in the u.s., one family mourning the loss of their 23-year-old daughter, nohemi gonzalez, a design student at california state university long beach. professors said she shined. killed here while in one of those restaurants. we were just at that restaurant a short time ago where that american student was killed right across the street that other restaurant where the car pulled up, they got out of the car, began firing in that restaurant. one more key factor that deputy mayor told me they've never seen a situation where seven attackers would all be discovered they were wearing identical suicide vests. he was telling me this is a new front on the war on terror here in paris and, dan and paula, the
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president now in turkey has once again said the u.s. will stand by france vowing to help hunt down these perpetrators. >> and we will hear from the president directly coming up but, david, let me ask you about the city of paris, a city that is loved worldwide. a city that is also to stranger to terrorism. how are the people there dealing with these attacks? >> reporter: well, i got to tell you, dan, the irony of this sunday it is a gorgeous day here in paris. a blue sky overhead and people have been lighting candles all throughout this city. but when i was standing outside those two restaurants in particular, paris police pulled up, not to disperse the crowd but instead hang up many posters on telephone poles and on the restaurants themselves saying if you need any kind of counseling, mental health help that we're here for you. this city is trying to collectively hug one another. they've never seen anything like quite like this dan. >> all right, david. thank you. we'll see more of you on "world news tonight." among the 129 dead we've mentioned her, a young american
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student lost her life at the restaurant targeted in the attacks. nohemi gonzalez was studying abroad for a semester and matt gutman is at the scene for us this morning. hi, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, paula. this is the french business bistro where gonzalez was gunned down along with 14 others. i want to show you the sheer number of bullet holes that pocked the father said and shattered its glass. we know there are other americans who have been wounded in this attack. their names have not been publicly released. [ sirens ] >> reporter: amidst this carnage american blood mixing with that of parisians. >> it's horrible. it's like war. crazy. >> reporter: nohemi gonzalez, gunned down at one of the four restaurants attacked. like hundreds of americans the 23-year-old cal state student was on a semester abroad here in paris. ♪ happy birthday dear nohemi
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>> reporter: this video from 2012, shows gonzalez celebrating her birthday with close friends and family. >> i feel lost, sadness. >> reporter: but this morning, her parents grappling with the loss of their only daughter. >> nohemi was a strong woman when she went to do something she committed to do whatever she wanted to do. >> reporter: and on the long beach campus, a moment of silence. >> she will be extraordinarily profoundly missed. >> reporter: helen wilson was also shot but at the bataclan concert hall. though wounded herself, she cradled her dying boyfriend in her arms. he was nick alexander, the manager of the american band playing at that theater but one couple in terror's clutch did find each other benjamin and selavi were on a date night at the bataclan. >> we are -- things like sounded like firecrackers. >> reporter: then everybody next to them mowed down. >> we were covered with blood. >> reporter: speaking exclusively to abc news, celia
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says the killers walked right by us. in perfect french he said, you killed our brothers in syria and now we're here. >> reporter: they were separated. >> we were climbing corpses -- >> reporter: climbing over corpses to get out. >> yes! i was keeping thinking, i can't die here. >> reporter: and the reason they couldn't die here is because they had two daughters waiting for them at home and they were not going to leave them orphans. i want to show you something that sums up the mood here in paris. someone just moments ago left this note in english. it says let your faith be bigger than your fear. paula, dan. >> thanks, matt. >> matt gutman in paris and now an abc news exclusive. hanna corbett and jack kondon were eight rows from the stage when the gunfire began and they managed to escape. we thank you both for being with us this morning. and i ask -- i got to ask when did you first realize that something was very badly wrong during the show? >> so coming towards the end of
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the concert and we heard this crackling noise like firecrackers. and then we realized -- well, i realized something wasn't right that wasn't part of the concert, when the lead singer's face just dropped, and he looked petrified, and he ran offstage himself. >> i think people just sort of started dropping to the floor row by row and as they did, we sort of just did the same, followed suit and that's when i realized blass femmeny >> jack, we understand you actually moved to protect hanna. what exactly did you do? it's a bit of a foggy memory but i think i sort of pushed hanna to the floor and lay on top of her essentially. >> you did that to protect her? >> everyone was just hugging.
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>> yes, yeah. >> and, hanna, what did you both do to get out of there. >> when the lights went on and there was no movement and everyone was just holding each other that was a point where we thought that was it but then there was crawling towards the left of the stage where the fire exit was. i picked up on this and we started to cowl ourselves. some people were petrified from fear, so they weren't even moving. so, we had to climb over these people, which was a bit horrible, and you had to climb over these people in the stairs where they piled up. so we were crawling and then we managed to scramble our way over these people and the stairs to get outside to the fire exit to the alley. >> did either of you hear anything that the gunmen were saying or screaming as they entered the building? >> i -- as i say it's not something i remember clearly but i don't seem to remember them saying anything just the sound of gunfire. >> it was quite silent. that was quite scary. >> yeah, after the initial gasps, i don't think there was any sound other than gunfire. >> it wasn't screaming or
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anything, just silence, the hollow sound of gunfire. >> so we understand that you are some of the first people out of that concert hall but how are you guys doing after this terrifying ordeal? i can only imagine the emotions. >> yeah, i think both still sort of taking it in. just feeling very, very lucky and obviously devastated for a/* that so many weren't as lucky as we were. >> it's really heartbreaking really. it's really heartbreaking. >> jack and hanna, we really appreciate your time this morning. thank you very much and we are glad that you're both okay. >> thanks for having us. >> thank you. >> meanwhile, this morning the global investigation is under way and in fact fbi agents are heading to paris. the pressing question, of course, who were the seven people who carried out these attacks and abc news chief investigative correspondent brian ross is covering that angle for us. brian, good morning. >> well, good morning, dan. authorities today are urgently seeking more possible accomplices in the attack and say now have captured at least
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one member of the isis attack team who managed to escape before being found across the border in belgium. >> the suspect was captured in this neighborhood in brussels belgium home to a large community of syrian immigrants. three people were taken into custody here, including one man, who authorities say was caught on surveillance tape, in a rental car used in the paris attack. french prosecutors say there were three separate teams in the synchronized attacks. each member well trained and wearing identical suicide vests. and officials revealed one of the gunman in the massacre at the concert hall was a 30-year-old french citizen who had been flagged as a possible terrorist five years ago but never charged with a serious crime. >> they did not have enough people to follow all of the suspects on their list of people who have been radicalized and who may be isis supporters. >> reporter: according to greek authorities at least one of the attackers came into europe as a refugee from syria, arriving at
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the island of laros, in early october, just five weeks before the attack. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: an indication authorities say of a new effort by isis commanders to plan major attacks beyond iraq and syria. >> there is a specific unit on the organization chart of isis for external attacks for planning and carrying out attacks in western europe and in the united states. >> reporter: at the end of october, isis took credit for bringing down a russian passenger jet over egypt with a bomb. on thursday, isis claimed responsibility for a massive bomb attack in beirut, lebanon and then friday, paris. carried out by what french authorities now say was a well-hidden isis terror cell and for the first time the group produced propaganda messages about it in four languages, french -- [ speaking french ] >> reporter: arabic. [ speaking arabic ] >> reporter: russian. [ speaking russian ] >> reporter: and english in what sounded to some like an american or canadian accent. >> indeed this is just the
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beginning. >> reporter: authorities this morning will continue to use documents, dna and fingerprints to identify all of the attackers. in one case a detached finger found in the debris at the concert hall was used to determine the identity of a gunman who blew himself up, dan. >> the amount of sophistication on the part of isis is -- >> extremely well planned. >> brian, thank you. a disturbing development in these attacks, a passport found next to the body of one of the attackers raises the possibility that he was a syrian who entered europe posing as a refugee. now, critics have said allowing free entry to hundreds of thousands of refugees risks making it easier for extremists to slip through the security net so let's bring in abc news consultant matt olsen in washington. the former head of the national counterterrorism center. matt, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> in light of the refugee crisis we are allowing 10,000 syrian refugees into our country. is that going to change in light of this development? >> you know, paula, i would not expect that -- that number to change.
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that is a relatively manageable number particularly when you consider the total number of syrian refugees which exceeds 3 million syrians who fled the country. >> so what exactly will the vetting process be in taking these refugees into america? how can we feel safe here at home? >> the u.s. has a very intensive process for vetting refugees, it can take as long as two years. it includes checking databases within the intelligence agencies, the department of defense, the department of homeland security and includes interviews, the collection of bio graphic information, so it's a very intensive vetting process. of course, the issue is, it's only as good as the intelligence information and it's difficult to get intelligence from syria. >> it is and you mentioned that massive wave of syrian refugees, we're taking in 10,000 but there are millions. what is the u.s. doing to help european security agencies. >> here the key is to cooperate and share information with our allies in europe to make sure that they have the latest information because the problem is not just the refugees but it's the flow of foreign
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fighters back and forth from syria to western europe. >> it is a crisis in there, so many concerns about it this morning, matt, thanks for joining us. >> this is going to be a big issue going forward. thank you, matt and paula. president obama meanwhile, speaking out this morning while at a meeting of world leaders in turkey. here is what he had to say. >> the skies have been darkened by the horrific attacks that took place in paris, we stand in solidarity with them in hunting down the perpetrators of this crime and bringing them to justice. >> so this question this morning, does this mean the u.s. and its allies will step up the fight against isis? let's bring in abc news chief foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz. martha, good morning. >> good morning, dan. >> curious to see what you and your sources are thinking this morning. do you think these attacks will provoke an escalation by america and its allies? >> i think there will be a strong response probably militarily by the french. the french have already been bombing in syria going after
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isis targets but they haven't done very many. so i would suspect they would do more but think about this, dan, back in february when the jordanian pilot was killed, burned alive by isis, the jordanians -- i was over there at the time they stepped up the air strikes but they gradually faded off and i don't think jordan has done an air strike there for a long time. most of those arab countries are concentrating on targets in yemen. if they step it up, the real key is sustaining this fight. sustaining these air strikes. >> follow-through will be the issue. we are as everybody knows in the middle of a presidential campaign here at home. some of the republican presidential candidates have been attacking president obama quite vigorously for not being aggressive enough on isis. let me quote senator ted cruz from texas. i recognize barack obama does not witch to defend this country. so, are you hearing any concrete plans from these critics to do something different on isis? >> well, i think they will really take a hard look at this
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now. they have to take a hard look at this now. and you just heard matt olsen say, but this is a real law enforcement problem at this point. yes, they're doing this militarily, they're going after training camps. there was a training camp in afghanistan a few months ago they found. but this is law enforcement. they have to understand how these people are getting into these european countries, what you can try to do to stop people going to syria and coming back and that is a real manpower issue. do we, do they, have the people to track, to track these people who go into syria and i think the answer is probably no so they'll take a hard look not only at the military campaign but the law enforcement issues, as well, which is the key here. >> as the law enforcement side and the military side and the question of whether to put more boots on the ground, something americans don't seem to have at this point a lot of appetite for. martha, thank you. we appreciate your guidance this morning. >> we do want to take a brief break from our paris coverage to check in with rob marciano and the weather. hi, rob.
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>> hi, bla. powerful storm heading into >> snow and a severe weather threat next week. talk about that in about 15 minutes. >> thank you, my friend. coming up here on "gma," a special edition of "gma." we will be live in paris with the latest details on the terror attacks that have truly shocked the world.
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welcome back to this special edition of "gma." this chilling new video right now from inside that packed concert hall in paris. the moment automatic gunfire rings out. panic and horror as the band reacts to the gunman storming the theater. these attacks inside the heart of the french capital killed 129 people including an american college student from california. >> also right now, president obama calling this synchronized terror assault, quote, an attack on the civilized world as he arrives in turkey for the start of the g-20 summit of world leaders but already the president taking a lot of heat for just days ago saying that we have contained isis. on that note we want to say good morning, america, alongside dan harris, i'm paula faris. we have so much we want to get to in the aftermath of the deadly attacks.
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>> let's go to abc's chief foreign correspondent, terry moran, who is right there in paris. terry, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. well, as the investigation accelerates the security situation here remains tentative. major events that are likely to draw a crowd are being canceled. even church services in this neighborhood, people had questions about whether they should come to church under the state of emergency here, police are still advising people to stay indoors. but it's sunny out. it's warm and it's paris and that would be wrong and the boulevards are full of people who are slowly taking their city back. this morning, there were prayers for the victims and survivors, for the whole city. ♪ paris is grieving. so famous for its night life but this weekend, the city of light was transformed into a city of panic. and now saturday night we went
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out and about and it was eerie to see paris so still, so somber. on a normal saturday night this street is usually packed with people but tonight it's dead. the eiffel tower darkened indefinitely deserted. the few parisians when ventured out almost seemed on a mission. >> if i live in fear they won. >> reporter: we found more gathering at the makeshift memorials but while we were there at the place de la republique, we've just heard the police tell this crowd to disperse for their own safety, it's part of the state of emergency in paris right now, emotions are running very high, they're doing it very gently but they want these meme to go home. the city of light dimmed. there's no question that those lights will grow brighter but there's also a realization
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among parisians that this, unfortunately, is part of life in the modern world here and elsewhere. paula. >> we are fighting a new enemy, terry, thank you for that. with terrorism on everyone's mind, the democratic presidential candidates held their second debate last night. saturday night, the front-runners talking tough on terror and hillary clinton under renewed attack. abc's cecilia vega is in des moines, iowa, this morning for us. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: paula, good morning to you. that's right. bernie sanders and martin o'malley, definitely on the attack last night but this somber tone that this debate started out with, it wasn't supposed to be this way. after those attacks in paris, the moderators quickly shifted focus after what happened in paris and this became a debate about national security. the terror attacks in paris taking center stage in iowa. >> as france mourns, so does america. >> political fireworks replaced with a moment of silence. the three candidates vying for the democratic nomination all focused on one thing. >> this barbarous organization called isis.
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>> isis, make no mistake about it is evil in the world. >> it cannot be contained. it must be defeated. >> reporter: but exactly how to battle isis, up for debate. >> this cannot be an american fight although american leadership is essential. >> reporter: front-runner hillary clinton under attack from the two men trailing her in the polls. former governor martin o'malley. >> this actually is america's fight. it cannot be solely america's fight. america is best when we work in collaboration with other allies. >> reporter: and vermont senator bernie sanders going after clinton's 2002 senate vote to invade iraq. >> i would argue that the disastrous invasion of iraq, something that i strongly opposed, has unraveled the region completely. >> reporter: but there is one thing they do agree on. >> let me concur with you and with all americans who are shocked and disgusted by what we saw in paris yesterday. >> our prayers are with the
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people of france tonight, but that is not enough. >> reporter: they are certainly but the toughest. sanders slamming many clinton. >> this morning, guys. take a listen. >> i represented new york and i represented new york on 9/11 when we were attacked, where were we attacked? we were attacked in downtown manhattan where wall street is. i did spend a whole lot of time and effort helping them rebuild. that was good for new york. it was good for the economy and it was a way to rebuke the terrorists who had attacked our country. >> reporter: this was a very different debate on every level, both in tone and again in o'malley and sanders going strong after clinton, dan and paula, you both know she enjoys a double-digit lead here in iowa. >> that response as you mentioned drawing criticism from those in her party, as well. thank you, cecilia, and be sure to join abc news chief anchor george stephanopoulos for the
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latest on the terror attacks in paris coming up on "this week" later this morning on abc. let's take another break and get it over to rob marciano for another look at the forecast. hey, rob. >> hey, dan, solid rain from seattle to portland to san francisco and this front, this trough is really digging powerful jet stream winds into socal possibly damaging winds outside los angeles in through las vegas. look how fast it moves getting into salt lake city. might see snow to the valley floor. expect to see snow during the day tomorrow and tomorrow night in through denver, significant and out ahead we start to bring in the moisture from the gulf of mexico and that will usher in a severe weather threat not just for monday but tuesday as well and maybe heavy rains getting into the mississippi river valley.
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these coordinated attacks in paris have authorities here in america taking a closer look at so-called soft targets beefing up security at major public events including sports stadiums and other gatherings around the country and abc's gio benitez is in front of the metlife stadium in east rutherford, new jersey, where the giants face the patriots this morning. gio, good morning. >> reporter: dan, good morning to you. nearly a million fans will be packing the stadiums all across this country and police say the nfl already has a good security plan in place. but they're stepping it up even more. metal detectors, pat-downs and bag searches from stadiums and tourist hot spots to campuses and concerts. overnight public venues across the country taking dramatic steps to tighten security in the wake of friday's attacks. with tens of thousands of fans funneling into the rose bowl
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saturday, more officers and canine units on patrol. security posted in the parking lots in tampa bay in preparation for tonight's game and the nfl with 12 games today and another tomorrow, more than 900,000 fans to pour into stadiums. in a statement the league promising an increased security inside and outside. the nba doing the same keeping the specifics of those plans under wraps. in america's largest cities the effort to prepare for the worst a full time job. in new york -- >> we're here to ensure new yorkers feel safe. >> reporter: -- police ramping up patrols. the nypd activating as many as 400 extra counterterrorism officers on the streets. and placing additional officers in the city's subway stations. in l.a., police routinely running dramatic simulation, this one in july, officers rappelling out of helicopters, these measures an effort to protect vulnerable venues with a high volume of visitors. >> soft targets are everywhere. but you do the best you can and you deploy your resources as
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effectively as possible. >> reporter: destinations like the mall of america which sees over 40 million visitors each year particularly susceptible. terror groups even encouraging attacks on that shopping center in february. and right now there is no known threat, but no doubt everyone will be on high alert because you've got the thanksgiving day parade coming our way. you've got those two tree lightings in new york and d.c., so police want to make sure you are vigilant. if you see something suspicious, just report it. >> if you see something, say something. gio, thank you. for more on the terrorists that americans face here at home we want to bring in abc news senior justice correspondent pierre thomas in washington. pierre, thanks for joining us. you heard gio talking about these soft targets, the arenas and malls. what's the plan to protect these targets here in the u.s. >> the key did trying to get intelligence about who isis is communicating with. there are dozens of fbi terror investigations under way right now. we saw them peak around the fourth of july holiday and another surge underway as a
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result of attacks in france. there are so many venues in this country, like malls and restaurants, that simply don't have a lot of security, and the only way you can present these kind of assaults is to stop them before they happen, before plots can fully take step, paula. >> the french recently stepped up their anti-terror efforts because of "charlie hebdo" just this past january. how much concern is there that the french weren't able to uncover this latest plot? >> reporter: a key question, why did this go undetected? we don't have the answers yet. there's one possibility u.s. officials are pondering, the worry that radical may have been using a new form of encryption to hide their communications. the fbi director has recently warned about what he calls going dark. he said they've been able to track isis communications on social media only to see certain players disappear off the grid. if that's what took place in france, it was signal a severe new problem. >> pierre, the fbi is sending a team to paris. what will their role be?
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>> fbi is preparing a team of investigators to support the french if a request is made. the team is expected to include expert notice forensic, specifically cell phone and computer information recovery with americans injured and among the dead, the fbi wants to help any way it can, paula. >> all right, pierre, thanks for joining us from washington this morning. >> coming up here on "gma," the world paying tribute to the people of france. ♪ [ singing in french ] hat else is a surprise? shingles. and how it can hit you out of nowhere. i know. i had it. c'mon let's sit down and talk about it. and did you know that one in three people will get shingles? (all) no. that's why i'm reminding people if you had chickenpox then the shingles virus is already inside you. (all) oooh. who's had chickenpox? scoot over. and look that nasty rash can pop up anywhere and the pain can be even worse than it looks. talk to your doctor or pharmacist. about a vaccine that can help prevent shingles.
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that piano player with a rendition of john lennon's "song of peace" "magic." that was the scene of so much violence last night. >> he actually rolled that piano on the streets. the terrorist attacks. spotting an outpouring of support. the world responding with messages of remembrance, resolve, and hope. ♪ >> reporter: vigils -- sports arenas, and even new york's metropolitan opera, this morning, the world is sending its love to paris. on facebook, profile photos covered with a blue, white, and red filter flooding users' time lines. the #prayforparis, totalling 6.7
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country and our world. our prayers and our thoughts go out to those in paris. we are looking now at places around the world, paying tribute to france and her people, showing the blue, white, and red, of the french flag. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ one minute. ♪ hi. hi dad. we need to do this, yes. ♪ you be good. alright. ♪ letting go... don't say a word. it's a little easier when you've saved for college, with state farm. i try hard to get a great shape. this i can do easily. benefiber® healthy shape helps curb cravings. it's a clear, taste-free, daily supplement that's clinically shown to help
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