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new information has been coming in from manchester all night long, talking about the deadly explosion at a ariana grande concert. uk place just arrested a 23-year-old man in connection to this attack. >> the death toll has climbed to 22 victims. this morning president trump is condemning what he called the evil losers behind the blast. elizabeth hur begins our coverage live in washington, d.c. elizabeth? >> reporter: natasha and reggie, good morning to you. britain remains on high alert and police are working around the clock with officials so far confirming children are among the dead. chaos and confusion sent concert goers scrambling for the the ariana grande concert had just ended, the pop star off stage when a loud explosion rocked the agree that. >> oh, my god. >> what's going on?
>> what just happened? >> reporter: in this dash cam video, you can see the flash then hear the blast. causing pandemonium inside and outside the venue. >> a lot of children was there without parents, there was no one to calm then down so everybody was just screaming and crying and pushing. >> when i got out, there were 30 people scattered everywhere. some of them looked dead. >> reporter: manchester arena is one of britain's main concert venue s with more than 20,000 seat. the arena was packed with children and teenagers. overnight family and friends with missing loved ones flooded social media with notes and pictures pleading for help. this morning are british prime minister theresa may is calling this an appalling terrorist attack and police say they believe this was the work of a suicide bomber. >> we believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive
device which he detonated causing this atrocity. >> reporter: and as you guys mentioned earlier, police told us that a 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this case but police are still trying to figure out if the attacker acted alone. reggie and natasha, back to you. >> elizabeth, obviously the security in the uk is going to be high and probably throughout europe. what about here at home? >> reporter: here at home we understand that the fbi and the department of homeland security are closely monitoring what's happening over there. they tell us there's no credible threat to the u.s. but officials say you will be seeing increased police presence, not only at train stations but at sporting and concert venues just as a precaution. reggie? >> elizabeth hur live in washington, d.c. thank you, elizabeth. our own abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield covering more on that aspect of the story, she joins us live at sfo, amy?
>> reporter: you might see more officers at places like the airport this morning. officials say you might see increased security in transportation hub, concert venues and tourist attractions, likely we'll get more attention from law enforcement right now. the department of homeland security says there is no credible threat here at home so don't let it make you nervous, they will just be out as a precaution. at sfo we spoke to a british traveller who says the constant threat of terrorism has become part of life. >> the british are used to terrorism so we just kind of get on with it. we don't let it stop us living our lives. >> reporter: england has been on the second-highest terrorism alert level for the last three years, they call it severe, meaning a terrorist is likely. they say this was the deadliest terror attack in england in 12 years. reporting live from sfo, amy hollyfield, nbc 7 news. immediately after the
explosion, facebook activated its safety check feature. safety check lets people mark themselves as safe so family and friends all over the world know they're okay. >> you can join us in sending thoughts and prayers to the victims of the manchester attack, we built this badge so you can share it with the world. a standoff is in custody after keeping a swat team at bay in antioch for nine hours. officers surrounded a home on west tregallas road yesterday. the man suspected of shooting at people three blocks away. no one was hit. negotiators brought the standoff to an end just before 10:00. happening tonight, a plan a lot of dublin parents are not happy about. dublin unified school district is taking up a plan to build a new high school two blocks away from the santa rita jail. enrollment is expected to increase by 6,300 students in the next seven years. enrollment was just under 10,000 two years ago. dublin has just one high school but parents want a new school
built somewhere else. >> this is the stupidest location from a school. across from a prison, it has to be a joke, it's a bad dream, it makes no sense. >> alameda county sheriffs have told us they haven't had an issue with a release in 20 years. we have an elementary school a tenth of a mile away, we've never had an issue in 15 years. tonight's meeting is at 6:30 at the dublin high school sports complex. a spot of good news, the golden state warriors are going to their third straight finals. >> they are the first team in nba history to start a season 12-0. they swept san antonio spurs last night. steph curry scored a game high 36 points. >> you have a group of guys, a coaching staff, an entire organization who's committed to each other, who's committed to the process and we knew starting back from day one trying to get back here would be the toughest thing to do but we added some great pieces and we're back and it's a great feeling. >> and we've had every experience that we can rely on
going into these finals and no matter how it goes and how the rest of the journey happens, we're prepared for pretty much anything. >> the warriors have little more than a week to rest up before the finals begin. abc 7 is your home for the nba finals. the warriors will either play the cavs or the celtics. game one on thursday, june 1, at 6:00 p.m. at oracle arena. game two is sunday, june 4 at 5:00 p.m. at oracle. games three and four will be on the road either in cleveland or boston. today president trump is continuing his first foreign trip as commander in chief. already this morning he's met with palestinian president mahmoud abbas in the west bank. president trump again expressed hope that americans can help the israelis and palestinians forge peace. abbas said palestinians are committed to working toward an historic deal. president trump also laid a wreath at president holocaust memorial museum. later he's going to depart for his next stop, rome. a chinese tech company that expanded into silicon valley could lay off hundreds of people at its san jose offices today. according to reuters and other
source, only about 60 of le eco's 500 employees will remain. they sell everything from electric cars to smartphones and tv sets. they bought a 49 acre property in santa clara in yahoo! last year with plans to build for 12,000 workers but they got caught in a severe cash crunch and scrapped the plans. keeping an eye on the winds and where i have shaded in yellow that's where they're going to be fastest. i've overlaid the small craft advisory on live doppler 7. it goes from east of the golden gate bridge through san pablo bay into the delta from 9:00 this morning to 9:00 this evening. winds blowing 24 to 38 miles per hour so another sign that things are changing outside. here's a look from suit roe tower. you can see how shallow the marine layer is which means it will be good if you're going to be exercising, just watch out for the strong sunshine. it will be hot in the east bay
valleys. breezy north if you're on the bay and out and about. no spare the air today. look at our temperatures in the south bay. 60 in san jose. los galt toes 70. los galt toes 70. 50 in half moon bay, danville, livermore. how about temperatures 59 at half moon bay to 62 in ever is, sausalito 66. low to mid-70s around the bay. 80s in the north bay and south bay. only 60s and 70s tomorrow. and even cooler for thursday. let's see what alexis has us. we have this i can fog in areas as you mentioned. we have a dense fog advisory in effect from golden gate bridge. several folks said it is much
thicker than it was yesterday so probably we'll have to slow down, increase that distance and that could add a few minutes to your commute. overall we're seeing green on our traffic flows. i want to take you to the los gatos area. if you are traveling through los gatos and the mountains, at bear creek road we had a little delay in either direction, this overnight road work just trying to make the road safer so that will happen the next several weeks so we could have slowdowns in those overnight hours, wright now it's not looking too bad. we'll look at drive times in less than 10. bart has an app to let riders report crimes anonymously. but a new lawsuit claims it's secretly turning you into a victim. more trouble for california's most scenic highways. the new challenge caltran crews are facing on highway 1. we're headed to break at 4:39 but keep tabs on weather 4:39 but keep tabs on weather and tra
welcome back, breaking news out of manchester, proof that tensions are high after yesterday's attack. a shopping center justry opened after being evacuated this morning. i want to show you this morning from a bbc reporter. we just got word employees are being led back into the shopping center. again, this is in manchester. this video tweeted by a bbc reporter when those folks were asked to leave. so far no update from police.
we know one person is arrested at the mall but police don't think it was connected at all to last night's concert attack. natasha? >> jessica, thanks for tracking that. this morning, new trouble for bart. it's being accused of violating riders' privacy. a lawsuit claims an app intended to let you report crimes on the system can track your cell phone even when you're not reporting anything. here's nbc 7's reporter katie utehs. >> reporter: the bart watch app is built as a way to report anonymous crimes but someone says it's a violation of consumer laws. they're accused of tracking rider locations and connecting data even when you're not using the app. >> i feel like any time you download something for free, which somebody's getting information out of it that uses their time. >> reporter: the suit accuses them of having cell phone spying
technology. >> the whole point of the app is to be anonymous but you're trying to do a good things and data is being collected. >> reporter: in a statement bart says an app's user location is only available if the apps select their location information adding for all users sharing their contact information an location information is optional. bart points to the user agreement but most admit they never read the fine print. >> i don't know anybody actually that reads the whole thing before they hit the -- accepts terms and conditions. >> reporter: bart has 60 days to respond to the complaint. in the east bay, can katie utehs, nbc 7 news. >> work to reopen a stretch of highway in big sur just suffered a set back. a massive rock slide is about a third of a mile long and 40 feet deep. the huge pile of rocks in the center of the screen gave way over the weekend. department of transportation officials say it's unlike anything they've ever seen that.
section of highway was already closed for repair work. crews are waiting for the area to stabilize before assessing the new damage. construction is ramping up at the oroville dam. you can see workers destroying part of the damaged spillway over the weekend. officials closed the spillway on friday. the deadline to complete repairs is november 1 before the rainy season begins. san francisco's iconic alamos square is set to open tomorrow after a year-long renovation. the city spent $5 million to replace the grass with a drought resistant variety. they added new benches and a water bottle filling station. they will feature an accessible restroom and extensive improvements to the sprinkler system. there's a ceremony planned for 11:30 tomorrow morning. a palo alto man will mark a major mile stone with the american red cross. when he donate this is afternoon, he will have given a total of 18 gallons of his blood. the 77-year-old began donating
during a college drive in '57. 60 years later, he's still going strong. shore has kept photos, blood donor cards and more to track his journey of giving. >> i think there is more of that cooldown we've been talking about starting yesterday so what are we seeing today, mike? >> definitely going to be cooler around the bay, south bay and north bay. east bay slightly cooler but you won't notice it until tomorrow. we had a big issue with fog yesterday. i wanted to show you live doppler 7, overlaid the fog layer and it's more low clouds than fog but you could drive into that cloud deck, especially the closer tour the coast. i had the use the windshield wipers going downtown to san francisco. here's the cloud deck approaching upon sfo. as soon as i find out, i'll let you know through social medmedia. more cooling, clean air today, no spare the air. average to below average high temperatures wednesday through saturday then a little warmer to round out the holiday weekend sunday and monday.
can you believe memorial day is almost here? here's the south bay, upper 70s sunnyvale and milpitas. 81 in san jose. let's look at your microclimates on the peninsula. 73 to 78 degrees, your spread upper 50s along the coast again today. 62 in downtown san francisco. sausalito about 66. sausalito about 66. we'll it's going to be cool the cloud cover will be reaching a few more neighborhoods and tomorrow morning no more 90s during the afternoon hours. thursday no more 80s and 50 eyes, 60s and 70s until we get more 80s back in the forecast sunday and for memorial day monday.
hey, alexis. >> good morning. we're off to a quiet start on the roads. here's a live look outside at the walnut creek commute. everyone moving along just fine at 4:48 in the morning as you would hope. quick check of drive times here as well. westbound 580 tracy to dublin. our first drive time in the yellow pretty much everyday. westbound 4 antioch to concord in the green at 14 minutes and southbound 101 foggy across goalen gate, we have a dense fog advisory. son san rafael to san francisco not slowing you down yet. we have a bart delay in daly city, i'll talk more about that. an east by a animal shelter in danger of closing gets so help. this weekend's bottle rock concert will feature more than just music. how some concert goers are going to speed up their air travel. and there's a scam you need to watch out for. now this morning's tech bites.
>> reporter: you could say it was manchester united. in the wake of the manchester concert tragedy people turned to twitter. relatives and friends looking for the missing, tweeted their pictures and pleas for help. local residents and hotels used twitter as well to open their doors to those in the lockdown city. in other tech news, t-mobile and sprint are ready to join forces. they're the third and fourth-largest wireless carriers. >> speculation about a possible merger follows comments from both companies. it could mean higher prices. any merger would have to be approved by regulators. and apple is set to unveil a new generation of laptops next month. a report indicates it will launch a brand new version of 12i 12i 12-inch mack book featuring
dub nation, time to show your pride. fans posting their photos and videos on social media and we want to see yours. use the hashtag dubs on 7 when you post. we may show them on abc 7 news or our web site, abc7news.com. >> if you're going to the soldout bottle rock festival in napa. we know the faster way to get in, signing up for a tsa pre-check. you need to present a government-issued photo i.d. with proof of u.s. it is zinnship. the service costs 85 bucks for five years. pre-check allows travelers to go through airport screening without taking off your shoes, belts and light jackets.
if you get enrolled you get a wristband to get into the festival faster. an east bay animal shelter facing an uncertain future may be saved. the friends of the alameda animal shelter says it reached a proposed contract with the city of alameda. the shelter warned last september it may have to close because the $300,000 it gets annually isn't enough to cover expenses. the city is offering to provide $800,000 the shelter facility and animal control officers. the contract will go to the city council for approval on june 6. this morning more southern california beaches are closed because of dozens of shark sightings. this video shows a fisherman off the san clemen clemente pier ho 10-foot great white. some beaches farther north were also closed because of multiple shark sightings two weeks ago. according to marine whiologi bi there are more sightings and there's a good reason why. >> there do seem to be a few more sharks than usual.
it is their breeding and mating season so the ecosystem is really strong. this time of year is also spawning season for grunion which those juvenile great whites feed off of. >> life guards hoped to reopen the beach yesterday but kept it closed after a helicopter spotted 15 sharks just off the coast. >> that's a lot. let's talk about the a's. they're back at home taking on the miami marlins. it will be sunny and 64 at 7:05. dropping down to 58 at 10:00. sunset is at 8:19. you can see the low clouds hanging over the bay bridge as we look from our roof cam down towards the ferry building. temperature today still hot in our east bay valleys. livermore 90. san jose is 81, five degrees above average but if you look at san rafael, oakland, san francisco will be cooler than we should be at 62 instead of 66. we'll go from 59 at half moon
bay to 62 in san francisco. then as you punch through the ka caldicott you jump about 20 degrees. if you head out highway 4, that's where it's warmers, about 93 degrees today so a significant summer spread for probably the last day this week. hi alexis. good morning, we have a hot spot in the emeryville area. this is road work scheduled until 5:30. westbound 80 connector to eastbound 580 is not fully closed and just as we look these crews it looksed like they're picking up cones. that's good news. it was down to two lanes. starting to see a backup on the main line of westbound 08 so for folks coming through the emeryville area, whether you're heading eastbound on 580 we were seeing a backup. so i'll keep an eye on that. that's encouraging news. it looks like they are getting close to wrapping that. we have an issue with bart, a ten-minute delay at daly city station. they are wrapping up
track work. they were making repairs from that derailment on saturday. so we talked to them about 20 minutes ago, they said the work should be wrapping up very soon. next traffic update at 5:00 a.m. >> thanks, alexis. the state of california is holding $8 billion worth of money, jewels and rare coins. some of it may be yours. >> 112 shares in a funds account. this is great to hear. i tonight at 11:00, 7 on your side's michael finney shows you how to claim forgotten stocks, bank accounts, life insurance benefits and more. that's at 11:00 on abc 7 news. the web site car buzz has targeted people looking for a new car. the scam has shown up on ebay. 7 on your side's michael finney alerted us to car cloning last night. here's how it works. the thieves place an ad for a stolen car then change out the information for an identical legitimate model, the vin number, the license plates and all the rest.
after the buyer turns over cash or other payment they get the car only to find out they have actually been ripped off. michael's advice, protect yourself by going over the paperwork carefully and only pay using an option that lets you reverse the transaction. bart is going to work on next year's budget and they want to hear from you. how you can let leaders know what you think. be on the lookout for this man accused of robbing a bay area bank. investigators say there's one thing that stands out. we continue tracking breaking news. we are looking at the latest out of manchester, england. we have a claim of responsibility now, one person arrested for the attack. i will have the latest breaking details next. funding sanctuary cities, funding sanctuary cities, the changes being made that
good morning on this tuesday, may 23, thanks for being there. it's 5:00 a.m. have a lot to get to news wise, we're following what's happening in the uk but first what's happening with weather in the bay area. mike? >> kind of quiet outside even though it's a sneaky entrance of the marine layer clouds. you may have have a little drizzle if you're near the coast or driving up into the cloud deck and here's the way it looks from suto tower. it's a very shallow deck and just like yesterday the sun will start eating away. we're starting in the low 50s to low 60s this morning. as we morning you can see into the afternoon the bottom line there on the coast we'll be in the mid to upper 50s. that's the bay, 72 to 76. the top line 81 to 86 from noon to 4:00 if you live in our inland neighborhoods. in fact, the 90s will break today. we have