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>> and i'm larry beil in for dan ashley. for everybody here at abc 7, thanks for j breaking news tonight. the outbreak. now 13 confirmed tornadoes slicing through communities. homes wiped out. plus, the blinding rain and brutal cold sweeping into the east. also this evening, the battle for new york now. ted cruz tries to recover after facing angry new yorkers after his comments about new york values. >> no business being in the bronx. >> donald trump joining in. >> talking about new york values. i think you can forget about him. >> and hillary clinton, fighting to win where she was once senator. but what happened when she tried to get on the subway? the homicide on campus, and new developments tonight. the brutal killing of a young dancing student. her story just revealed. and now, the surveillance, as 50,000 students are put on alert. the manhunt at this hour. two psych patients charged in violent crimes escaping. and the terror attack
overseas, the surveillance just released tonight. the moment we never saw before. what this suspt did right after the airport attack. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a thursday night. and we begin with that severe weather outbreak. the number growing all day long. and as we come on the air tonight, now 13 confirmed tornadoes from alabama to florida. dark skies and lightning in georgia. storms moving through. the frame of a house wrapped around a tree there, after a tornado with 130-mile-per-hour winds in southwest georgia. meantime, the other threat we're watching, the red flag warnings across the plains, driving this wildfire in oklahoma. that severe weather system on the move tonight, and a major arctic blast, even snow for parts of the east next. abc's steve osunsami leads us off from the tornado zone. >> reporter: take a look. a twister outbreak. >> it's right above us. >> reporter: as the sun was rising in clearwater, florida,
the sky was falling. this was one of those 13 confirmed tornadoes across alabama, georgia and florida. it woke up families near tampa, and blew through neighborhoods with near 75-mile-an-hour winds. >> it skipped my house and hit the next one. and everyone else is alive, too, that i know of. >> reporter: tonight, the weather service says it was an ef-2 tornado that hit calhoun county, georgia. near 130-mile-an-hour winds wrapped this home around a tree. six people were hurt. they're confirming seven more tornadoes in alabama, where the lamar family survived by hiding under a mattress. >> my kids were crying, screaming. it was hard, man. it was like a bomb went off. i mean, it was just -- it was a terrifying experience. >> reporter: this same storm system that flipped trailers north of atlanta is moving north and east, ripping parts of the roof off this car dealership in maryland. this is the kind of damage that happens in the middle of the night where people get hurt. mom and dad were asleep in this corner bedroom. tonight, all five family members
who live here are safe. david? >> that is the good news. steve osunsami leading us off. steve, thank you. let's get right to meteorologist rob marciano, live here in manhattan tonight, with this system, as it now moves eastward. hey, rob. >> reporter: hi, david. the front that brought the severe weather to the south has pushed across the hudson river now, but there's a lot of unsettled weather behind us. and boston, if you take a look at the radar, and eastern new england getting hit right now with some of those storms, some of which are pretty strong. all right, let's go through time, check out the next system that's going to push off towards our area. there goes the cold front, next clipper comes across the great lakes and once again, this has some cold air with it, likely some snow in through pennsylvania, maybe as far south as jersey and colder air behind this. teens and 20s. watch that freezing line. on sunday, doesn't move a whole lot. the precip moves out in the northeast, but the cold sticks around. regardless of how much snow actually sticks, david, this cold pattern is going to hang around through the end of next week. >> and could bring snow with it. rob marciano, our thanks to you, as well. we move on tonight, and to the race for 2016, and the new battle tonight, the fight for new york. donald trump at a campaign stop,
saying it's great to be home, and taking aim at ted cruz, joining some new yorkers giving cruz a hard time. blasting him after what he said about new york values, getting heckled, but back out today, trying to win over new yorkers. and tonight, the former major of new york city, rudy giuliani, choosing between the two. abc's tom llamas with the cruz campaign tonight. ♪ >> reporter: tonight, the republican race for president in trump territory. >> i love these people. these are my people. man. >> reporter: the gop front-runner relishing every moment. >> i love you, too, man. i don't say that often to guys, but i love that guy right over there. >> reporter: and making sure new yorkers don't forget this attack from ted cruz. >> you know, i think most people know exactly what new york values are. >> do you remember during the debate, when he started lecturing me on new york values, like we're no good.
like we're no good. >> reporter: trump then summoning the memory of 9/11. >> we all know people that died. and i've got this guy standing over there looking at me, talking about new york values, with scorn in his face, with hatred, with hatred of new york. so, folks, i think you can forget about him. >> reporter: the trump crowd, on their own, starting to chant -- >> lyin' ted. lyin' ted. lyin' ted. lyin' ted. lyin' ted. lyin' ted. >> reporter: today, rudy giuliani, new york's mayor during 9/11, saying he's voting for trump, telling cruz, quote, "it's new york city. we're family. i can make fun of new york, but you can't." >> well, god bless the great state of new york. >> reporter: cruz insists he was talking about the values of new york liberal politicians. but his big apple debut, rocky. >> he has no business being in the bronx.
>> reporter: today, in brooklyn, a warmer reception. cruz visiting a matzah bakery, side-by-side with children, making the jewish unleavened bread. >> would you like to make holes in your matzah? >> i'd love to make holes in my matzah. >> all righty. >> reporter: but beyond the cruz charm offensive, a hard political message to any skeptical new york republicans -- >> that if we nonate donald trump, hillary wins and she wins by double digits. >> and tom llamas with us live tonight from brooklyn. so much talk about a contested convention, tom, if cruz can keep trump from getting the delegates he needs. but today, you're aware of that video released on twitter from house speaker paul ryan who says he's not running, but we want to just show everybody at home tonight. have a look. >> let's have a contest of whose ideas are better and why our ideas are better. >> so, this was sent out on twitter today. many saying it sounds a lot like a campaign ad. but tom, what is paul ryan saying about it tonight? >> reporter: well, david, you're right. a lot of people say it looks like a campaign ad, it sounds like a campaign ad. but speaker ryan's office is saying tonight, they're
maintaining he is not going to be the gop nominee for president. they're saying, in fact, quote, he will not accept the nomination and believes our nominee should be someone who ran this year. david? >> all right, tom llamas getting reaction from paul ryan tonight. tom, thank you. next, to the democrats here, also fighting for new york. hillary clinton, of course, a former senator here. riding the subway, but running into trouble, swiping her metrocard to get in. talk about a new york moment. the rest of us usually miss the train when that happens. bernie sanders, born in brooklyn, vowing to win here, too, after his win in wisconsin. and late today, former president bill clinton, exchanging words with protesters from black lives matter. it was a tense moment. and here with it all, abc's david wright. >> reporter: today in the bronx, hillary clinton rode the 4 train. squeezing in with commuters. >> you got to move a little bit down, you got to get more people in. >> reporter: taking a swipe at bernie sanders' recent comment to "the daily news." >> how do you ride the subway? >> what do you mean, how do you ride the subway? >> how do you get on the subway today? >> you get a token and you get
in. >> actually, i think we changed when i was a senator. i think it was in my first term when we changed from tokens to metrocards. >> reporter: today, clinton proved she's a card-carrying new yorker. but can she actually use the prepaid metrocard? that's another question. it took her five swipes to get through. a common enough complaint at these turnstiles. the campaign is now becoming a real new york brawl. clinton questioned sanders' fundamental grasp of the job. he fired back. >> i don't believe that she is qualified, if she is, through her super-pac, taking tens of millions of dollars in special interest funds. >> well, it's kind of a silly thing to say. but i'm going to trust the voters of new york, who know me, and have voted for me three times, twice for senate, once in the presidential primary. >> reporter: today, bill clinton, out on the trail for his wife in pennsylvania, tangled with protesters from
black lives matter. they say his crime bill put a generation of black men behind bars. >> you are defending the people who kill the lives you say matter. tell the truth. you are defending the people who've caused young people to go out and take guns. >> reporter: bill clinton taking on the protesters there in pennsylvania. hillary clinton focused here, laser-focused, because new york is a state she must win. david? >> abc's david wright with us tonight. david, thank you. now, to breaking developments in texas this evening, after that homicide on campus. authorities now identifying the young woman found dead at the university of texas at austin. releasing surveillance video of a possible suspect now, a man walking there with a woman's bicycle. asking for help in identifying him. the victim, a first-year theater and dance student, just 18 years old. and now, more than 50,000 students there warned not to walk alone. abc's kayna whitworth in texas. >> reporter: tonight, we learn
the name of the beautiful young woman murdered at the university of texas campus in austin. haruka weiser, 18 years old, a first-year theater and dance major from portland, oregon. police also releasing this video of a man, the focus of their investigation in the hopes that someone may recognize him. >> we believe the individual is a black male, approximately six foot. >> reporter: at 9:30 p.m. sunday night, police say weiser was leaving the fine arts building. >> she never made it to her dormitory that night. >> reporter: the video, showing the suspect wearing a backpack and walking with a bicycle on campus later that night. at 11:30 a.m. monday, weiser's roommates report her missing. and the following morning, her body was found in this creek on campus. police say weiser had been assaulted. the campus on high alert, as the suspect remains on the loose. and today, david, the parents putting out a statement about their daughter. saying the pain of their sudden and tragic loss is unfathomable. david? >> kayna whitworth with us again tonight. next here, to the desperate
manhunt in washington state, after two patients, charged with violent crimes, escape from a psychiatric hospital. one of them is back in custody, the other, still on the loose at this hour. police just releasing this image of him, they say, buying a bus ticket from seattle to spokane. abc's jim avila on the escape and the warning to anyone who might encounter him. >> reporter: tonight, police are trying to figure out exactly how two patients, described as dangerous, managed to escape this washington state mental hospital in the dead of night. likely through a window. mark adams and anthony garver both charged with violent crimes, were last seen near the dining area at 6:00 yesterday. a city bus driver telling police he picked one of them up about that time. but it wasn't until 7:45 that hospital workers realized the men were in the wind and reported the escape to authorities, giving them a head start. >> you can go a long ways on foot in two hours, or on public transportation, too. >> reporter: adams, captured on
surveillance tape at 8:14 p.m., riding the bus in the front row, asking how to get to the airport. he was arrested late this morning, after a tip 30 miles from the psych ward. but garver is still on the loose, seen buying a bus ticket east to spokane last night, and police say, he has killed before. this is surveillance tape of him meeting his alleged victim in mcdonald's. authorities say he later gagged her and stabbed her 24 times. >> it's a pretty serious crime, obviously. the worst that you can imagine. and he's got mental illness. >> reporter: tonight, police are warning the public not to confront this missing patient. he's just too dangerous. call 911. david? >> jim avila tonight. jim, thank you. overseas tonight, and to brussels now. and new surveillance from inside that airport, something we had never seen before. of the man wanted in the deadly terror attacks. you'll remember the video of three men at the airport, two suicide bombers and the man in the hat who got away. well tonight, look at this. new surveillance images of what police say he did afterward.
getting rid of that jacket, but still in the hat. abc's alex marquardt reporting from brussels tonight with that new video released. >> reporter: tonight, those new images showing the so-called man in the hat walking calmly away from the airport. just minutes earlier, the explosives from the two suicide bombers with him ripping through the departures hall. the third attacker, in his tan coat, joining the fleeing masses, even running like those around him. then, for almost an hour, there were no cameras that picked him up. the authorities say the man was walking through this town, which is just outside the airport, toward brussels. when he's next seen, the coat is gone. sleeves rolled up. his right arm raised like he's on the phone. authorities believe he walked the six miles into town, where he's seen strolling on the sidewalk two hours after the blast. elbow patches on the shirt. still wearing that hat. this small intersection is his last known location before vanishing. tonight, the police are hoping the public sees something they recognize to help lead them to
the suspect. david? >> alex marquardt with us tonight from brussels. alex, thank you. back here at home tonight, and the growing outrage, after the video we showed you last night here. the school officer throwing a 12-year-old student to the ground in san antonio. tonight, the texas aclu calling for police officers to be removed from schools altogether, saying police do not make schools safer. abc's eva pilgrim tonight on the controversy. >> reporter: this video of a school officer slamming a middle school student to the ground causing outrage tonight. >> you okay? >> reporter: posted this week, it shows san antonio middle school officer joshua kehm slam a 12-year-old student face down. >> she landed on her face. >> reporter: authorities are investigating whether the officer used excessive force. he is cooperating, and is now on paid administrative leave. it's the latest in a series of recent videos leading to anger and uproar. last month, a baltimore school officer slaps and then kicks a high school student.
the officer now facing assault charges. and in south carolina, authorities still investigating this school officer seen in october grabbing a student by the neck before flipping her, desk and all, to the ground. in san antonio, the school district said they didn't learn about the incident until this video was posted to youtube. tonight, confirming to abc news that an assistant principal was there and can be seen in the video. david, experts say school officers should always try to de-escalate these kind of situations. the san antonio school district is now investigating how this was handled by everyone who was present. david? >> eva pilgrim with us again tonight. thanks, eva. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this thursday. the new face just added to the fbi's most wanted list. the only woman on the list. what she is accused of doing involving her dentist, and now, the $100,000 reward for her capture tonight. the explosive danger this evening in millions of cars on the road right now.
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