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cbssf.com. and we will see you back here at 6:00. captioning sponsored by cbs >> morgan: a nation on edge. british police quickly round up suspects following a deadly van and knife attack in the heart of london. the prime minister calls for a crackdown on islamic extremism. >> we cannot allow this ideology the safe space it needs to breed. >> morgan: as we learn more about the heroes and victims, president trump slams london's mayor for being politically correct. also tonight, a night of healing, at ariana grande's all-star benefit for the manchester bombing victims. and, more than 1,500 soccer fans are injured when a loud noise triggers a stampede. this is the "cbs weekend news." >> morgan: good evening. i'm demarco morgan. this is our western edition.
at least seven are dead, and more than 30 in hospitals following a night of terror in london. isis is now claiming responsibility. the three attackers are also dead, killed by police. a dozen other suspects, several of them women, arrested overnight. the van and knife attack comes less than two weeks after a concert bombing in manchester. today, prime minister theresa may declared "enough is enough" as she called for a crackdown on evil extremism. in singapore, prince harry joined muslims breaking their ramadan fast, with prayers for the victims. we have a team of correspondents covering a city and nation on edge. we begin with elizabeth palmer. >> reporter: just after 10:00 last night around london bridge, people were running for their lives, urged on by the police. >> move back! >> reporter: the van that the terrorists had used moments before to mow down pedestrians stood abandoned as security forces rushed to the rescue from the air and the ground. ( sirens )
dan nguyen from california had been on the bridge when he realized the van was headed right for him. it missed him by inches, he told us, but he can't forget what he saw next. >> my girlfriend saw someone jump off the bridge. >> reporter: and the people who were lying in the road, were they in need of help? >> nah, they were-- i hadn't seen anything like that. they were just... >> reporter: you think they were dead? >> yeah, for sure. >> reporter: after they crashed their van, the three attackers jumped out armed with knives and raced to a nearby area packed with bars and restaurants, where they went on a stabbing rampage. as armed units moved into position, these filmed by a traumatized resident on her phone, police in the area shouted at bar patrons to "hit the floor." >> hit the floor! down, get down! ( gunfire )
>> reporter: there was a burst of gunfire, and then as suddenly as it had begun, it was over. the three suspects shot dead by the police. all were wearing what looked like suicide belts, but which turned out later to be fakes. prime minister theresa may: >> the terrorists were confronted and shot by armed officers within eight minutes of the police receiving the first emergency call. >> reporter: britons admire this lightning response, which undoubtedly saved lives. but what they really want is something the police can't give: a guarantee an attack like this isn't about to happen again. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: i'm charlie d'agata. the rampage that left scores of wounded in its wake may have happened in the heart of london, but the victims hail from around the globe. a canadian and a frenchman were among the first confirmed deaths. australian candice hedge is recovering after her neck was
stabbed while eating dinner with her boyfriend. from new zealand, oliver downing, reportedly left in a coma after being stabbed in the face, neck and stomach. american, british, german and spanish are among the wounded. survivor accounts paint a gruesome picture of eight minutes of horror that unfolded. gerard vowls said he had just left the pub when he heard screaming. >> that is when i saw the three guys, the three terrorists. they run up and stabbed a woman. they repeatedly stabbed her, three of them. >> reporter: all three of them. >> three of them, just stabbing her, nonstop. and when they stabbed her, i heard, "this is for allah." >> reporter: vowls did what many others did-- threw everything he could at them. >> i think i picked up a stool, a chair-- i was trying to chuck it at them. i think i might have hit one of them nearby. i threw bottles at them, glasses, trying to get them to chase me. >> reporter: photographer gabriel sciotto captured the moment the attackers were brought down in a hail of bullets. >> at a certain point the cops came over, and so these
attackers were surrounded by the police and they shut them down. >> reporter: britain's emergency medical teams responded quickly. the sheer number of victims suffering such horrific injuries meant spreading patients out to five area hospitals. london mayor sadiq khan condemned the attack as cowardly. >> there aren't words to describe the grief and anger that our city will be feeling today. i'm appalled and furious. >> reporter: a city he called united against terror, which today feels more united in pain. >> reporter: this is anna werner in barking, on london's east side. early sunday, police swarmed an apartment building in this working class neighborhood. residents heard the loud bangs of controlled explosions, and saw officers with guns take four men and several women into custody. medics put another woman into a ambulance. some told us they thought they recognized one of the three men killed in the attacks as their
neighbor, in part, because he appeared to be wearing the same clothes they saw him in on saturday. ken chigbo lives in the same building. >> he had a young wife, from what i could see, and two children, a toddler and recently born baby. >> reporter: chigbo said saturday, he had been loading a van to move out, when the neighbor he knew only by the nickname "abs" approached him to ask about the van. >> he came speaking to me, very friendly, and was asking me where i got my van from. and he started to ask questions, how much, this, that, and the other. and, yeah, it wasn't until now that it is sinking in, really. >> reporter: several of the neighbors describe the man they knew, who lived in this ground floor apartment, as "very friendly," someone they would see outside on the patio playing with kids, even hosting barbecues. >> the first thing i heard the news this morning, i said, "it can't be that man." i have seen him walking around with his kids, with his mrs. they used to go on-- quite often, they used to go on walks in the evening. >> reporter: police have not said anything about the results of their early morning raids, or
what they may have found. >> morgan: thanks to our team in london. now we head north to manchester, the scene of the suicide bombing two weeks ago that left 22 people dead and more than 100 wounded. it happened at an ariana grande concert sunday night. grande and other artists are helping manchester heal. jonathan vigliotti is there. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: the a-list roster anchored by ariana grande began with an emotional reminder of what brought everybody here. >> we are a city united, and we will remain a city united. ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: the "one love" manchester concert was meant to honor the victims of the deadly bombing nearly two weeks ago. >> so tonight, manchester, let's send our own to our friends in london who are going through the same that we were going through. >> reporter: but tonight's message took deeper meaning, and along with it, renewed fear, in the wake of last night's london attack. is there any part of you that is
afraid to be here today, especially in light of the attack that took place just yesterday? >> yeah, definitely. like, i've got butterflies and stuff like that. >> reporter: 16-year-olds tia larson and holly thornton were at the manchester arena when the suicide bomber struck. >> i thought, "oh, she's come back on. people are screaming because she was on." >> reporter: you thought it was part of the celebration. >> yeah. >> reporter: they are among thousands of people from the original concert who returned tonight, in defiance, they say, of terror. >> ♪ i got the eye of the tiger >> reporter: the concert featured pop's biggest and brightest. >> ♪ she knows it's too late as we're walking on fire ♪ >> reporter: it was upbeat, but careful never to rise above the tragedy. >> what a better way to fight evil with evil, than to fight evil with good, would you guys agree with that? ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: 50,000 people just outside the city. thousands lined up hours earlier to go through tedious but necessary security checkpoints.
everyone was searched. the hundreds of police on guard, a reminder of the two active terrorist investigations still under way. >> when i see all the police, it reassures me that everything will be okay. >> if we all stand together, we're not scared. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: inside, all eyes were on the stars-- a celebration of music, defiant and united together. ( cheers and applause ) ultimately, it was the victims who were front and center. all the profits from ticket sales will go to the victim's fund, which has already raised more than $7 million. demarco? >> morgan: jonathan vigliotti, thank you. well, last night, president trump was briefed by his national security team on the unfolding tragedy in london. paula reid is at the white house. >> reporter: as details emerged about the london attacks, president trump took to twitter. "we must stop being politically
correct and get down to the business of security for our people." he took aim at london's mayor: "at least seven dead and 48 wounded in terror attack, and mayor of london says there is no reason to be alarmed." mr. trump also pointed to the attack as a reason the courts need to approve his controversial travel ban: "we need the travel ban as an extra level of safety." cbs senior national security analyst fran townsend says, despite leaks related to the manchester attack, shared intelligence is essential to u.s. security. >> british authorities have continued to share intelligence with us. that will help us, ourselves, in understanding how this attack was executed, to help protect americans here at home. >> reporter: despite the president's insistence that a travel ban could prevent similar attacks in the u.s., senators from both sides of the aisle disagree. republican susan collins: >> i do believe that the very broad ban that he has proposed is not the right way to go. >> reporter: democrat mark warner: >> don't continue to call for
this travel ban, which is, frankly, all of the leaders of the intelligence community have said would be, in effect, would be a slap in the face to muslim americans and others, and in many ways, might actually incite more incidents. >> reporter: later this week, fired f.b.i. director james comey is expected to testify before the senate intelligence committee. demarco, members of that committee tell us they want to hear from comey specific details about his conversations with the president, and whether he was pressured in any way to back off of the russia investigation. >> morgan: paula reid in washington, paula, thank you. a loud noise triggered a panic last night in the city of turin, italy. the crowd had gathered to watch a broadcast of the champions league soccer final. many apparently thought the noise was a terror attack. it wasn't, but over 1,500 people were injured in the stampede, some seriously. this happened shortly before last night's attack in london.
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>> reporter: the goal here goes way beyond what's on the menu. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. oh, we're going to build a wall, don't worry about it. >> reporter: these two groups are trying to step outside their comfort zones. >> we have to, not just get to know one another-- we have to defend one another. and us sharing our culture, sharing our food, is part of that movement. >> reporter: after sunset prayer, muslims and latinos break fast together. between bites, conversations touch on tradition and religion, but always seems to circle back to politics. >> this is probably trump's worst nightmare, right, to have a taco truck at every mosque. >> reporter: carlos perea is an undocumented immigrant, fasting today out of respect for ramadan. >> we are syrian, same struggle
in facing this backlash. >> reporter: the council on american islamic relations says 2016 saw a 57% increase in anti- muslim incidents over the previous year. lucy silva worries about the rise in hate crimes against her religion. >> being here and sharing our stories of being immigrants, and having to deal with every day issues about the stereotypes that everybody encounters on a daily basis, and we all have that in common. >> reporter: their resolve fueled even further by another attack overseas. >> when you think about what happened in london, and it could have happened here, and it could have been us. it could have been all these beautiful children that we have walking around. and it is kind of sad. and that is why we need this kind of work. >> reporter: mireya villarreal, cbs news, santa ana, california. >> morgan: still ahead, it's known as the "ellis island of the south"-- a haven for refugees in georgia.
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clarkston's mayor. half its 8,000 residents are foreign-born. >> these people who have fled from those conflicts are the ones escaping terror. we're getting people in war-torn areas, famine-induced flights, religious, sexual persecutions. >> reporter: clarkston diversity spreads across its religious services, local shops, community gatherings, and schools. >> since 9/11, there hasn't been a refugee that has committed an act of domestic terrorism. and here in clarkston, we continue to be one of the safest cities in the georgia. >> reporter: to manaf and nael, the latest travel ban presents the greatest threat of all. >> that would change the idea of america, which is a free country and a right country. >> reporter: they arrived believing in the idea of america.
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>> morgan: we end tonight at the gentlemen's club in greenville, south carolina. no, it's not a nightclub for men-- far from it. it's where life lessons are taught. >> you look sharp, sir. >> good morning, how are you? >> reporter: as thomas e. kerns elementary, some students are getting more than a textbook education. >> just going to straighten this up just a little bit for you. >> reporter: that starts with what you wear, and how you wear it. >> ready for a great lunch? >> reporter: and how to eat. >> right hand with the knife, cut it. now switch hands to your right. >> welcome to this fine occasion. >> reporter: welcome to the gentlemen's club, the school's most sought after group of 48 fourth and fifth graders. >> the gentlemen's club is not just teaching you how to be a gentleman. >> it teaches you to respect others, and treat them how you would want to be treated. >> love who you are, accept yourself for who you are, and
don't let anybody get in the way of that. >> the gentleman's cluim these young boys with a sense of belonging. >> reporter: principal mark adams started the club last year. >> we look at it as preparation for academics, preparation for behavior, preparation for citizenship, because it's our responsibility to prepare them for the next level. >> reporter: the group met every other friday to learn real life lessons, from cleaning your neighborhood to watering plants. >> the food is super good. >> reporter: and twice a year, they got to enjoy a gourmet three-course meal. >> i think i started to get in love with it. >> this is so good. i think i'm seeing jesus. >> reporter: perched on a low income neighborhood of greenville, south carolina, almost every student here qualifies for free or reduced- price meals. for ten-year-old gavin curtis, a luncheon like today is a moment he will never forget. >> only a couple times in your lifetime you will have that good of a meal. >> reporter: gavin wants to be a lawyer when he grows up. his classmate, elijah shanks, wants to write songs, and the
gentlemen's club may have something to do with it. >> it gives me the confidence to actually do it. 'cause, if i didn't have the confidence, i would not be holding a pencil, and the pencil would not go on the paper. >> i used to be a bad kid. i used to get in a lot of trouble. but when i heard about the gentlemen's club, i joined. after, like, the first meeting that we had, i felt changed. i started acting better, getting better grades. >> academic achievement, in my opinion, is mostly about hard work and commitment. and i am proud of you for your accomplishments today and this year. >> reporter: hard work paid off, indeed, and what better way to celebrate? >> to the gentlemen of thomas e. kerns elementary school, cheers. >> cheers. >> morgan: and the best of luck to all of the gentlemen there. that's the "cbs weekend news" for this sunday. later on cbs, "60 minutes." i'm demarco morgan in new york. thanks for joining us. good night. captioning spons
now at 6:00 breaking news. a smash and grab at a brand new east bay store. >> it happened just a few hours ago at the athletic store on berkeley near the marina. >> reporter: juliette, right behind me, this is the new lululemon store. it's brand new, only been here a couple of weeks. this afternoon, they got hit by robbers just before 3:00. >> about $10,000 in value. we're trying to get a description. >> reporter: according to the store clerk, two started
stuffing the bags with clothing and supplies. a witness says she saw two young women leave the store quickly. the two women sprinted to a car parked a block away, and sped off. some berkeley shoppers tell me they're outraged. >> i like the store there, it's a great store. it's not okay that this stuff is going on. >> reporter: the witness tells me, the two women were giggling as they got away. the robbers, you heard on the police radio, got $10,000 in merchandise. now to the latest details on last night's deadly terror attack in central london. seven people were killed when attackers in a van plowed into passengers on london bridge, then stabbed people at a crowded night spot. those included