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smooth and all of a sudden we're on our side and it looked like we're going to flip. >> next thing i knew we were pushing out the emergency exit and i was outside and there were people screaming and bleeding. >> it is an absolute disastrous mess. never seen anything like this in my life, and most personnel will say that as well. good morning, i'm dara brown. breaking news at this hour. a deadly amtrak train derailment near philadelphia. crews are still searching for survivors aboard derailed amtrak 188, a passenger train going from washington, d.c. to new york city. at this hour we know at least five people are dead, but that number could rise as the sun comes up. one of the reasons there has been uncertainty up to goes back to when it all happened around
9:20 p.m. eastern time. the train derailed in a dimly lit area. rescue crews were scrambling, having to use flashlights in what ended up being a level three mass casualty incident. a call went out for surrounding helicopters to help with the rescue efforts by shining spot lights on the area. we also know six people are in critical condition. there were 243 people on board the train, five of whom were amtrak employees. msnbc's adam reiss is live in philadelphia with us this morning. adam, what is the scene looking like this morning where you are? >> reporter: betty, good morning to you. mayor nutter of philadelphia says they can't be sure everyone is accounted for. they sent in search dogs and firemen with hydraulics jaws of life to rip open the metal of the trains to see if in fact, there are people inside. the train left
philadelphia's 30th street station last night, got here about 9:28. that's when it derailed. all seven cars off the tracks, three of them completely. the mayor described it as a complete devastation. passengers describing the inside of the car, luggage thrown about, people thrown about as the car flipped over onto its side. firefighters say many were able to self-evacuate and get away from the scene safely. what happens next we expect to see ntsb on site. they are behind me looking at wreckage trying to analyze what happened. fbi and federal railroad association will be here on site. they will test data recorders to see how fast was
train was going, the conductor and see what his state of mind was. they will do toxicology tests as well. >> this was taken by nbc producer janel richards just moments after it all happened. >> here. go, go, go. >> can i just get out? >> help me. darkness and confusion. one witness spoke to our philadelphia affiliate wcau about what it was like. >> we were sitting there and it just -- we saw it go like that. you could feel it off the tracks and then we rolled and rolled and the next thing i knew we were pushing out the emergency exit, and i was outside and there were people screaming and bleeding and we helped them out and they're okay now.
>> victims were carried away in droves. outside train cars scattered off the tracks, some upside down, some on their sides, one nearly split in two. the tracks, mangled and bent. here is our affiliate helicopter reporter described it from above. >> this one here appears to be the most heavily damaged, completely off the tracks here. right now you can see some of the other train cars in this area and you just see how this one just completely went off the rail. you see right here this is that front of the train there. that would be the engine car, and what we pointed out a few minutes ago is how far it went off the rails and really so far separated from the rest of the cars that it came to this point here and jumped the rails and just ripped them off the railroad ties and bent the entire rail.
philadelphia mayor michael nutter describing just how horrific the scene is. >> full response, fire, police, department of homeland security, septa, amtrak and the state police have talked to governor wolf and his chief of staff. they're very concerned about this incident, giving their full cooperation and support. all agencies actively engaged and involved. i've been down on the tracks, on the scene with my staff. it is an absolute disastrous mess. never seen anything like this in my life, and most personnel will say that as well. going to give you updated information. we want our families -- this was a northbound train from washington, d.c. to new york city. many of these folks do not live in philadelphia. >> amtrak released this statement just hours ago saying, quote, we are deeply saddened by the loss of life from amtrak northeast regional train 188 that derailed north of philadelphia tuesday evening.
we ask the news media to be respectful of our customers, employees and their families. this morning amtrak is telling customers there will be service between washington and philadelphia, harrisburg and philly, then new york and boston. there will be no amtrak service between new york and philly. it's probably a good idea to check with amtrak before traveling for the next few days. just moments ago we learned from temple university hospital that a sixth person had died from their injuries. now it is time to take a look at the weather and here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with us this morning. good morning bill. >> good morning. philadelphia had to do the cleanup, recovery weather over the next few days does look good. it was a high in the 90s, heat kink extreme heat wave does make the tracks what were but doesn't look like that's the case. it was only 80. they will do from 61 to 70 this
afternoon. troublesome weather overnight continues in texas. houston had about four inches of rain overnight. flash flood warnings there. more rain is heading up from west texas toward dallas-ft. worth area and oklahoma city. another one to three inches if possible and maybe minor flooding. also welcome precipitation to the west. this is very welcome, of course and very nushlunusual this time of year. usually don't get that in mai. this blue area snow not a lot of rain but we will get some. on the satellite and radar not a lot of highlights to be seen. you can see a little spin-off the coast and that will eventually cause precipitation. again, not a huge storm but enough that they get justington.
some leftover in washington state today. temperatures will be in the 60s. so no big weather headlines out there probably until saturday. that's when the next tornado outbreak will occur in the central plains. >> i'm sure i'll keep an eye. thanks so much. vanishing after a second quake hit nepal. plus a surprise david letterman why former president clinton might not move back into the white house if hillary wins. e. but that hasn't stopped me from modeling. my doctor told me about stelara® it helps keep my skin clearer. with only 4 doses a year after 2 starter doses... ...stelara® helps me be in season. stelara® may lower your ability to fight infections and increase your risk of infections. some serious infections require hospitalization. before starting stelara® your doctor should test for tuberculosis. stelara® may increase your risk of cancer. always tell your doctor if you have any sign of infection have had cancer,
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announced no criminal charges would be filed against officer kenney. >> this tragic and unfortunate death was a result of unlawful use of force. >> he described a violent chaotic night with 911 callers saying robinson had assaulted several people. >> he said tony was acting crazy and came up to him and tried to choke him. >> police radio called. robinson's friends asked for help. >> a male black, light skinned tan jacket in teens, name tony robinson. >> reporter: robinson's death ignited several days of protest. his mother called it a massacre. >> what they didn't do was give my son respect, do a thorough investigation. >> the officer said matt kenney followed robinson to a nearby house, heard disturbance and killed robinson just doorway. >> he said tony robinson immediately turned the corner and struck him.
>> prosecutors say kenney fired seven shots while retreating. >> this is not what democracy looks like. >> reporter: outside defiance as protesters gather for a march to the capital. >> are you surprised about this? >> i think i'm concerned about how our community responds. >> the prosecutor a lifelong resident emphasized he like robinson, is biracial with a black mother who worries about her son. >> that was nbc's ron allen. in nepal, a search for a missing marine helicopter. this is what it looks like on board six marines and two nepalese soldiers. the chopper disappeared during yesterday's 7.3 earthquake. the latest quake left over 60 dead and injured 1,000. new road rage shooting involving george zimmerman. he was reportedly shot at on a florida road. police recovered a handgun from his vehicle and two handguns from the other vehicle.
scratched by glass when the bullet pierced his window. police say both men had a road rage encounter last year. police officers nationwide who died that the line of duty will be honored. a candlelight vigil held at the national law enforcement memorial. yesterday vice president spoke about their sacrifices at the 19th annual top cop's award. >> we know the risk you take every day from hattiesburg, mississippi to new york city. we can never repay you. >> nbc's edward lawrence is live in washington. good morning edward. >> reporter: good morning, dara. the mood is a somber and serious one. that's because some of the officers here say this year is more important than ever to support this cause. they believe officers across the country are wrongfully being portrayed in a negative light. this bicycle ride highlighted national police week a time to honor those who gave the ultimate price for their job protecting all of us. for michelle walker this week
means a painful time to remember her husband. trooper mike walker died new year's ooef 2005 helping a stranded motorist. he was killed when another motorist caused an accident. >> the sacrifices they make are sometimes overlooked or lost in the chaos of daily news. this is a place where they are not forgotten. it means the world to me i'm allowed to participate in this event. >> reporter: she said this was the first year she could raise the strength to be here. >> no individuals here. >> reporter: officer adam johnson says police officers are being portrayed in a negative light light, baltimore and freddie gray and other incidents. he thinks those incidents should not reflect on the profession as a whole. >> the truth is i don't know any officer who doesn't truly, truly care about the community they serve. >> reporter: tonight 273 officers who died on the job will be honored at the national law enforcement memorial ceremony.
because of threats made specifically against officers participating in the charity event, the bike tour did not make its full traditional tour. reporting in washington, edward lawrence. dara, back to you. >> thanks edward. just ahead john carlos hits one out of the park. plus aaron rodgers goes to hollywood. find out how he did on celebrity jeopardy in sports up next. pain from your day can haunt you at night, don't let it. advil pm gives you the healing sleep you need
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have live team coverage from the deadly amtrak train derailment in philadelphia and look at what you can do in case of an accident. now to the latest in sports i'll send it over to my friend betty nguyen. good morning, betty. >> good morning, dara. bulls-cavs, game five. first quarter lebron james gets the breakaway steal and finishes with the one-hand jam. he rounds out the game with 38 points and 12 boards. fourth quarter, bulls down by 12. taj gibson and matthew dellavedova get tangled up. gibson then kicks dellavedova. some pushing and shoving by players on both sides. gibson is ejected. bulls unable to overcome the deficit in the fourth. cavs take game five 106-101. houston rockets looking the avoid elimination by the spurs. clippers had a difficult time defending the rockets star players. james harden recorded a triple-double.
that is 26 points, ten assists. and eleven boards. dwight howard added 20 points and 15 rebounds. rockets take game five 124-103. miami marlins slugger giancarlo stanton did something not done since mark mcgwire in 1999. stanton knocked the ball out of dodger stadium traveling approximately 478 feet, the third longest home run in major league baseball this year. stanton just one of five players to ever knock it out of dodger stadium. it was the only run for the marlins as they lost to l.a. 11-1. green bay packers quarterback aaron rodgers appeared on america's favorite game show yesterday. the super bowl champion was a contestant on "celebrity jeopardy" to raise money for his charity, midwest athletes against childhood cancer. the only athlete to compete this week. he was able to score both daily doubles, win the show and earn $50,000. way to go. all right, dara back to you. >> thanks so much, betty.
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we're following breaking details in the amtrak derailment near philadelphia. a short time ago we learned from temple university hospital a sixth person died from their injuries. there were 243 people on board five of whom were am track employees. let's bring in nbc's chris pelonepell pollone, live this morning. >> we're starting to get a better look now that the sun has risen. headed to new york city when it jumped the tracks here in this northeast philadelphia neighborhood. we just learned a few moments ago that a sixth person has died. five others remain in critical condition and investigators spent the entire night using flashlights to try and see if they could find any more
victims. >> there's just so much debris out here. >> everything started to shake. luggage and people went flying then a violent stop. passengers aboard 188 described the moment all seven train cars went off the track in the port rich manned area of philadelphia. >> wen off the track and rolled and rolled. >> some cars ending up on their side, others mostly upright. those who could helped others escape the wreck, kicking out windows and forcing open doors. police officers and firefighters drove victims to the hospital as quick as they could get them. more than 60 people have been treated for injuries like bruises, concussions and broken bones. >> it is an absolute disastrous mess. never seen anything like this. in my life. >> reporter: first responders flooded the the crash scene looking for more victims. passengers said the train was heading into a curve when it drafd. speed from that section of the track dropped from 70 miles an hour to 50.
rail traffic between new york and philadelphia shut down which could snarl commute to several u.s. cities the rest of the week. the national transportation safety board will be overseeing this investigation. we've been told their investigators have been arriving over the last several hours and expect to have a full time in place by 8:00 to start combing through this wreckage to figure out exactly what went wrong. live in philadelphia i'm chris pollone. back to you. thanks, chris. time for a look ahead. closing arguments in the boston marathon bombing trial. once they wrap up jurors will decide whether dzhokhar tsarnaev life in prison or put to death. they rested after calling 40 witnesses to the stand. also happening today lawmakers on capitol hill will be discussing airport security. airport issues passenger screening, employee credentializing and security. i'm dara brown along with bill karins. thanks for watching "early today." we hope you have a great
a horrific crash overnight in the south bay. what went wrong in the single-car crash. bob redell is live at the scene and sorting through the scene. investigators at the site of a deadly am track train derailment thousands of vaccines compromised. why parents should be concerned this morning a live look outside right now. the golden gate bridge. it's thursday may speak, and you're watching "today in the bay." a very good wednesday morning to you. halfway through our workweek. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i