tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC November 14, 2015 6:00am-8:00am EST
this is breaking news from channel 7 eyewitness news. it is 6:00 a.m. and we're following breaking news developments out of paris. french president hollande just addressed his country. he is blaming isis. >> calling this quote, an act of war. and this morning is now vowing to strike back. good morning, everyone, on this sobering morning for paris and for the world. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm michelle charlesworth. the death toll is rising across paris in the wake of those horrific attacks. france is under a state of emergency. its borders remain closed and minutes ago, we just received an update from france's president. >> in our area, there are no specific threats, but the nypd
is stepping up security at potential terror targets. and here, you can see the world trade center lit up in the colors of the french flag. of course, to pay tribute to the more than 100 victims. >> solidarity across the world this morning. marcus is standing by outside of the french consulate on the upper east side. >> but first, we begin with n.j. with new breaking details on this on going investigation. >> that's rights, rob. here in the newsroom where i have been given information from the associated press. isis, the islamic state claimed responsibility for this series of attacks. 127 people confirmed dead and hospitals are overwelmed at this hour with scores of injured. many of them critically. the scope of this attack was shocking. within the hour, the french president hollande appeared on
this a decloration of war and blamed militants for the worst single attack on france since world war ii. with the sunrising over paris, investigators are working through six crime scenes in every corner of the french capital. the largest, a concert hall where an american heavy metal band was on stage. when attackers shot their way inside, they took the audience hostage, then massacred hundreds of them. is. >> it was panic. it was screams. they kept shouting again and again. >> it was a shockingly close call for the french president who was rushed out of a french german soccer match as explosions echoed through the streets outside. the crowd spilled out of the stadium as other attackers descended on bars and cafes in a popular neighborhood where dozens were injured or killed.
gun shots and lots of glass coming through the window. so we ducked on to the floor with all of the other diners. glass was hitting people lying down on the floor. >> the city is under a state of emergency. with police officers and commandos deployed across paris determined to secure the city and track down accomplices. all of the attackers were killed. seven who blew themselves up, and an 8th terrorist shot to death by responding officers. >> what the terrorists want is to make us afraid to seize us with fear. and there is something to be afraid of. we are faced with this fear as a nation that defends itself and mobilizes itself in which once again will be able to overcome the terrorists. >> the international response was immediate. with antiterrorism officers
converging on france to assist in the investigation. and president obama offering his condolences and pledging u.s. support. >> this is an attack not just on paris, it's an attack not just on the people of france. but this is an attack on all of humanity and the unit universal shalls that we share. >> up and down pandemonium has given way to shock. and promised a global man hunt to track down the accomplices and the master minds and again, the latest information we now have from the associated press, isis now declaring responsibility for those attacks. michelle. >> thank you so much. the stepped up security here at home now stretches beyond the french consulate, of course. the nypd's new counterterrorism unit is fanning out across the city. the key points are public.
some are penn station, grand central as well as added security at bridges, tunnels, and at the world trade center. marcus is live at the french consulate on the upper east side with the latest on what is going on here at home. marcus. >> reporter: and michelle, here on 5th avenue outside of the french consulate, you can see people left flowers and candles. but also here, i want to show you that there is an nypd cruiser and a couple officers remain on patrol in front of the building. now also outside of the consulate, we've seen heavily armed units standing guard on 5th avenue. just one of the locations with extra patrols by the nypd. they include high traffic, heavily populated areas, also grand central and penn station saw highly visible police presence. the nypd deploying units with connections to france. french owned businesses. in, ypd says all of this being done out of an abundance of caution.
>> the fact is, we have officers ready to deploy quickly with sufficient training to address it. i think that's the model we have to depend on going forward. >> back live outside of the consulate, you can see the flags here at half staff. mayor de blasio and other officials continue to stress there are no specific threats against the city at this time. and we're live on the east side, channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you, marcus. now despite increased border security, flights in and out of france appear to be largely unaffected. we are getting reports of long lines of folks trying to get into the airport there. confirming no flights were suspended, but of course, security there is on extremely highly alert. it was an emotional nighting for travelers arriving from paris who learned about the massacre when they stepped off their planes.
has set up a hot line. that number is on your screen, 1-888-407-4747. our coverage is nonstop there. jim dolan has just arrived there in paris. you can look for his reports on later editions of eyewitness news and we are constantly updating this picture and on our website, abc7ny.com. >> you were just updating a moment ago. >> so much new information coming in. but now that isis claimed responsibility and the president of france is calling this an act of war -- >> that's the lawsuitest this morning. >> yeah, that's the the latest and what this means for us and the world, time will tell. >> we want to turn now to the accuweather forecast. >> amy frieze, good morning. >> good morning to the both of you. it's windy as your saturday gets underway. much like we ended the day yesterday. the winds will start to pick up. as you get out and about and
expect it to feel colder. we currently have 44 degrees with the winds gusting up to 30 miles an hour. that brings our feels like temperature back to the 30s. so, right now the top wind gust in central park is 25 miles per hour. we will continue with this wind speed throughout the day today. so, again, you need to layer up and be ready for chilly temperatures. feels feels like november out there and temperatures will be limited. mid to low 40s across the map. streamers coming across the great lakes. precipitation for parts of upstate new york. for us, it's a mix of sun and clouds and wind being the main concern. we have trees down in the area yesterday. with dry skies, the winds were strong enough to bring down a few trees. be aware of that. sunshine and a high of 49. i'll have the rest of your accuweather forecast coming up in a few minutes. michelle. >> amy, thank you so much. we're staying on top of the breaking news. international news. isis claimed responsibility for
purely fancy feast. you're looking now at a live look in front of the concert hall in paris where most of the victims in last night's terror attacks were killed. in the last 15 minutes, isis has claimed responsibility for the worst terror attacks in france in decades. that concert hall, i'm sure you heard the details yesterday. there was an american band performing there last night and
people and that was the scene of the raid where police decided they had to go in because there were reports they were going by and killing people one by one. they had no choice but to go in. most of the casualties, the death toll, 127, happened in that concert hall. but for the people there, for a good time on a friday night and then it was gunfires, the gunfire rings out. one witness told the "new york times" that one of the shooter said what you are doing in syria, you're going to pay for it now. that concert. >> we want to show you this. a lot of awful pictures and this morning people in france are waking up to terrifying front pages covering their newspapers. they mention words of war, carnage, and horror. war in the middle of paris. this time it's war are just some of the translated
people. they have been through hell just this year. the charlie hebdo attack back in january. then we had that near attack on the train that the three americans stopped. those three heros. and now this, just this year. it is so frightening. >> and one interesting thing is so many years have gone by, now we have social media. we have tweets from some possible suspects. from people who are justifying this. the unjustifiable. so it will be interesting to see how that weighs in on the investigation, the intell, and what goes on from here. i know social media is helping people find loved ones. that's important, too. >> just a heartbreaker. heartbreaker to wake up to for people. it's hard to understand. >> what world are we living in? >> exactly. >> let's switch gears and talk about the weather re. >> windy day. >> yes. you have to get out and about, you have to do the things you
have to do today. with the weather outside right now, we're going to be waking up to chilly conditions. the winds we had yesterday is how we get going today. west winds at 23 miles per hour. fairly strong wind gusts are making for this feels like temperature to continue to be uncomfortable. so, layer up. it feels like november out there. humidity of 53% and the pressure is holding steady. we're expecting temperatures to be limited below 50 degrees. we're 10 to 12-degreings colder than we were yesterday. so definitely a chill is in the air and you're going to feel that. doesn't really change up until tomorrow. so, low to mid 40s across the burros right now. 43 in the bronx. 34 to 40-mile an hour wind gusts continue. we expect them to settle down. feels like freezing a few places north and west. there were a few flakes flying as well coming across the great lakes and a nice recovery for the second half of the weekend. you see streamers, but we'll call this bright and blustery and seeing the turn of the
winds coming out of the west and that's what brungs the temperatures up. 58 is the expected high temperature tomorrow afternoon. so close out the weekend with a lot more comfortable temperatures and also more seasonal. getting into the upper 50s is our typical high temperature. as far as rain goes, we stay dry for the rest of the weekend and we do have a few clouds coming throughthis afternoon. sunshine. starting off the workweek dry and worry-free weather. for accuweather. morning, layer up. chilly conditions. it will feel blustery at times and 49 is the high temperature. we are going to be 10 degrees off of the average or below average for this time of year. 30s to get in the suburbs tonight. but 40 in the city and tomorrow, a few high clouds and 58. that should feel nice. if you're thinking about going out and doing something, you'll be heading out to the beautiful areas in upstate, doing hiking
tomorrow is the day to do it. here's the accuweather seven- day forecast. mild on monday. 68. 60 for tuesday. seasonal sunshine wednesday. temperatures in the low 60s 6789 our next chance for rain doesn't look like it's until the middle of the week. hopefully a change. you have last night into early tomorrow. >> thank you, amy. >> straight ahead on eyewitness news start morning. cities are remembering lives lost last night in paris from las vegas to texas.
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we have a correspondent in paris. erica, we're trying to get him by phone. he's there in paris and we're trying to get him now. we had him moments ago, but we're going to move on to an in- depth report. based on what we know about isis and al-qaeda. now that we know isis claimed responsibility for the paris attacks, there's no question the group is extending operations across the grove in western countries. >> isis capabilities is really sobering. about the attack and the downing of that russian plane in egypt, intelligence officials are scrambling to understand isis now and other terror groups like al-qaeda. with more on this, here is investigative reporter, jim. >> it's not about attacking political institutions or iconic buildings. this is also about attacking civilians where they live and where they enjoy themselves. >> one of the terrorists in last january's attack on the
is believed to have had ties to isis. this time, the death toll is much higher. the attacks much more coordinated, involving more terrorists planning for weeks, perhaps months. it went undetected is a huge blow to counterterrorism efforts everywhere. >> how they got these weapons. how they got these bombs. how were they communicating between cells? how the communication wasn't intercepted. how come these people weren't on some radar screen. >> just weeks ago, a congressional report sounded an urgent alarm without the growing influence of isis. in radicalizing terrorists, not only abroad, but here at home. the report warning, quote, the unprecedented speed at which americans are being radicalized by violent extremists is straining federal law enforcement's ability to monitor and intercept suspects.
terrorists to either come and fight and join in syria or to commit acts of violence on home turf. >> channel 7 eyewitness news. so scary. all right, thank you, jim. as we said, cities across the u.s. are paying tribute to the lives lost in the paris terror attacks. people stopped outside to light candles and drop off flowers as well. and in vegas, the high roller observation wheel is illuminated with blue, red, and white. the colors of the french flag. and the hotel paris las vegas dimmed its replica eiffel tower, mirroring the real in paris. san francisco's city hall showed off blue and red in support of france. and the lone star state also showed support for the city lights. the dallas, omni hotel covered
those colors of the french flag. once again, tragedy and loss bring people together because we know full too well what they're going through. >> absolutely. when we come back, we will have today's top this morning, people on medicaid who might otherwise be struggling to care for themselves won't have to. because homefirst, a product of elderplan, is there... helping them with bathing, dressing and meals so they can remain safely at home.
new this morning, police are desperately searching for an 11-year-old boy who disappeared on his way to school. kenny laporte was seen just after 7:00 yesterday morning on west 138th street in harlem. he was wearing a brown t-shirt, navy sweat pants. his family tells police he does not have a history of running away. 20 people are hurt, six critically. they were hurt when a tour bus crashed on the streets of san francisco yesterday. about 30 people were on the double decker open air bus when it went down the street at high speed, hit a bicyclist, two pedestrians, and collided with several other vehicles before crashing into a construction area. several workers fell from scaffolding in all of this as well. we want to turn back to paris right now. >> abc news correspondent joins us live now by phone.
you are and what you're seeing now that paris is waking up to the aftermath of this. >> the streets are really quiet. there is some traffic, but nothing like you'd see on a crisp fall day like this. right outside the concert hall where they were gathered for a concert from an american band. it is a scene of horror for so many people who walk up their hands over their mouths as if they can't believe what happened here and indeed, it was horrific. from all eyewitness accounts, gunmen started shooting outside the theater about six songs into the set and stormed the theater, mowing down half the crowd as many as 100 people killed inside. a total of 127 killed around the city. and six nearly simultaneous attacks. >> aaron, are you seeing a major difference in the amount of security on the streets of paris today? i know it's early afternoon there.
>> reporter: it's a much different feel. paris is usually bustling with tourists and visitors and all kinds. but there are pockets of heavily armed police officers that i saw on my way into the city from the airport. and at the airport, the flight from new york was delayed because of extra security. and there were security officers just checking aircraft before we were even allowed to board. there's a heightened sense of security and also three days of national mourning declared by french president hollande. >> blamed isis for the attacks. isis claimed responsibility. there are also concerns late last night about if this was really over. if there were anymore terrorists on the loose and plotting more attacks. is there some sense of relief this morning or more certainty that the attacks have ended and this is over? >> reporter: well, it seems as if it is.
outside the theater, there's still a very active investigation that is blocked off by police. so i don't have a very good view, but there are still thought to be bodies inside that are going to have to be removed and incredible scene of carnage in what is really one of the most popular night spots for paris. what so insidious about these attacks is they didn't target any kind of an iconic tourist destination or any kind of a national building. but really, spots where young people hang out on a friday night. a soccer stadium, concert hall, restaurants and bars. these were ordinary young pa peresians. >> these are guns, bombs that went off. suicide bombers as well. they moved into the club and just were shooting at random
and continuing to shoot and move forward? is that what we understand? >> reporter: that's what the eyewitnesses tell us. the survivors that were finding places to hide. eventually running after heavily armed police stormed the theater about 10 to 15 minutes after the gunfire stopped. it was prolonged gunfire for 10 to 15 minutes before heavily armed police were able to come in and subdue the gunmen, although many died from suicide vests, we're told. and prosecutors say it was just one of the nearly six simultaneously carried out attacks around the city while the siege was going on here, the france and germany were playing soccer with tens and thousands of attendance. there were explosions. there was gunfire outside restaurants and that all ended late into the night with 127 dead. >> thank you so much for
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welcome back, everybody, continuing coverage of the attacks in paris. a memorial has popped up outside the french embassy in washington following the terror attacks. people lighting candles and placing flowers outside to honor the victims. all 127 confirmed dead at this hour. >> the entire world calling for peace, solidarity, peace. >> yes, that would be nice. good morning, everyone, i'm michelle charlesworth. >> and i'm rob nelson. we learned some significant new details about the deadly terror attacks in paris. >> isis claims responsibility for the bloodshed of the last
45 minutes, that came across the death toll is continuing to rise at this hour. >> for the latest information, here is nj, he's live in our newsroom. >> good morning, militants with isis now claiming credit for the worst attack on french soil since the second world war. the claim of responsibility appearing in an online posting within the hour. the french president is now declaring the attacks an act of war. it happened shortly after 10:00 around local time last night. the death toll, 127. and likely to rise. the emergency rooms of paris are now overwelmed with the injured. most of them with gun shot wounds. the attacks were carried out by a small army of militants in every corner of the french capital. restaurants, bars, sidewalk cafes, outside the national soccer stadium. and inside a concert hall where gunman blasted their way in,
massacred up to 100 of them. stunned survivors emerged into the street and couldn't believe they were still alive. here's how one man described it. >> someone managed to fennelly open the access for the roof and we all rushed to the roof where we were waiting. and then, a man who had his apartment facing the roof opened his window and let us crawl through. we stayed in there, in the dark, waiting for things to pass. we could keep on hearing the noise of explosions, shouting, guns, and screaming without really knowing what was going on. >> all of the attackers were killed. seven who blew themselves up, an eighth shot to death by responding officers. authorities say there were accomplices and the master minds remain. >> a husband and wife inside of the concert hall where the
place describe a terrifying scene. they witnessed the attack in the concert hall where the eagle of death metal were performing. they said everyone was told, told to lay down on the floor. the assailants shot everywhere. the man has blood spattered on their clothing. they describe what went through their minds with a vows voice of a translater. >> the people dead in the stairs, broken windows, it's like a war scene. it's, then survival moment took over. i have no rights and then have to fight in order to survive. >> well, they said the assailants, the men with the guns spoke perfect french without an accent. one said you killed our
the attack triggered increased security here at home at the french consulate and other potential terror targets. flags at the consulate are flying at half staff. mayor de blasio tweeting this. quote, we stand in solidarity with the people of france. and governor andrew cuomo tweeted out messages of support on behalf of all new yorkers. marcus sollis joins us from the french consulate with more on this part of the story. good morning, marcus. >> reporter: good morning, rob. ordinary citizens leaving their -- showing their support for the french citizens as well, leaving flowers and candles outside the consulate here. but also, the nypd, they have a cruiser stationed outside. a couple officers here as security has been stepped up. we also saw heavily armed hercules units. not long after the horrific
the nypd dispatched units to high profile those soft targets crowdedded with people, times square, grand central terminal and penn station. extra patrols have connections to france. french owned businesses. there are no known threats to the city, but there is that state of high alert. >> it does keep me up at night. i am able to sleep because i know that we have the right people in esu and crc and strategic response group and we have the right people in the new york police department. we're ready. >> reporter: here at the consulate, the flags remain at half staff. you can expect to see those roving patrol units, those heavily armed units circulating throughout the city for the foreseeable future. in the meantime, the nypd stresses there are no known threats against the city. live on the upper east channel 7 eyewitness news.
>> marcus, thank you so much. union square is being used as a gathering 1309 for foreign exchange students. dozens gathered last night to hold hands, light candles, a offer a prayer for peace. one french woman watch as people she loved were left stranded e tar phid in the strands of a soccer game in paris as they heard bombs exploding outside of that stadium. >> we had lots of friends at that game tonight. and they all sang the national french to leave the stadium and we are very -- it was very good to see that. >> right now, people around the world are thinking about and praying for paris in the wake of these deadly and horrific attacks. we see the beauty of solidarity, hearts, peace signs, and then also the
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welcome back, everybody, the hash tag is trending on twitter. it means open door and using it to offer safe shelter to people in the area of where the attacks happened last night. >> and that is what was happening yesterday. people were opening their doors to anyone, strangers, complete strangers offering them shelter. so that continues to trend right now. even though as we just heard in a live phone or from the streets of paris, things are very peaceful and calm right now. and eeriely so. >> and so many questions and the president saying an act of war. language we heard before when we saw this on our soil. we're in the early stages of this, but it's a lot for the
so we will see where things go. >> it's heartbreaking. and to see it in paris where so many people dream of. >> it's a gorgeous city. i loved it there. spectacular. >> i feel like such a child thinking about, i covered the celebration, you know, and this is before 9/11. before any of this. and the worst thing we were thinking about is our alarm clocks may not go off the next day because of y2k. that was going to be big. innocence that was. >> things like this put other things in perspective. >> absolutely. >> it's a windy day. talking about small things. >> you have to get out and about and take on the weekend and a lot of people felt the chill. the winds were strong. it brought down trees. and the winds are still with us this morning. have a couple extra layers ready to go.
west wind at 23 miles per hour. you can see the skies are mixed. sun and clouds as daylight comes in over the east river. 44 degrees. expect winds to be blustery. it will make it feel a lot colder than the thermometer readings. but, we're about 10 degrees colder than we were yesterday. so, you're waking up this morning and as you get outside, you'll notice the wind is with you and feel like november. right now, we're reading mid 40s around the burros. we're expecting the winds to continue through the afternoon. it will feel freezing in parts of the area. as temperatures are at their lowest point. a few flakes north and west of the city. but we are dry over the weekend. a nice recovery coming in for tomorrow. those are the streamers, like effect streamers coming across. northwest winds can produce light snow. we have a westerly wind which will dominate through the late
afternoon. and the weekend will close with mild conditions, 58. so the high, it really is that nice westerly wind that brings us back towards normal or the average high. by the time we close out the weekend, we're looking at a nice start. right through monday morning. then we'll be tracking the cold front. this would bring us a chance of showers midweek. it will take some time. with this windy system coming through for a couple days. you have the above average temperatures coming at you for the early part of the week. there's less of a degrees. that puts us back towards the normal temperature for this time of year. then it's back to no coats by monday. 64 degrees. 60 degrees on tuesday. seasonal with sunshine and then showers coming in late
we have a mild mix through the middle part of the week and temperatures easing into the low 60s by the time we close things out. this pattern that we're setting up for later this afternoon is more of a zonal pattern and brings seasonal type of weather straight from the west. so, instead of what we saw last night, which is the northwesterly wind is very strong and brings down that cold air across the great lakes and creates light snow. we'll see it transition from the west and that keeps us more wild and worryfree. >> and we can't complain about this november. >> one chilly day here and that's it. >> what i love is you're going to be looking at what's happening with pictures, twitter. >> yes, i believe the number i saw this morning is 4.3 million tweets with the hashtag, pray for paris. we'll share some of those.
right now, we are keeping thoughts and prayers. one of the favorite things i saw tweeted out, the peacetime with the eiffel tower. that's it. >> that's very telling. it's remarkable watching something like this. it always seems to take a tragedy, death and destruction in order to bring people together and to kind of get to some level of common humanity. >> as a reminder. >> i've said this before. the worst in humanity tends to bring out the best. and we're seeing that again. that's important right now. so again, from us personally, prayers to everyone in paris. millions of people are tweeting the phrase, pray for paris. >> we're going to check in on amy. >> that simple phrase that we tweeted last night, hashtag,
more than 200 times overnight and if you look at twitter over the last 12 hours, 4.3 million tweets with that simple hashtag, pray for paris. this coming in from cristie. my heart aches for everyone in paris and stand with paris. she included this photo, with a lot of the tweets, the quote from president obama, which says this is an attack on all humanity and the universal values that we share. another one. empire state building last night from sander kemperman saying the empire state building is shut down. the lighting of the building last night and sort of solidarity and remembrance and awareness of what's happening in paris. so twitter being one of the outreaches this morning, michelle, and rob, for people to be able to share their thoughts and you know, just the pain of it. you don't want to be alone so people want to get on the social networks and reach out to their friends and family and the connections they have in
continue to watch twitter. our own handles can be found anywhere from twitter to facebook, instagram, and other social networks as well. we'll keep you up to speed on that. it's nice to see people sharing thoughts. the feeds that come in, if you want to search a hashtag, simply put it in the upper right hand corner and you'll be able to see what's happening. the new one, port overte, open door. that's another one trending this morning. >> open door. >> it's so funny, the social media world that we all live in, it's such a double or triple edged sword. number one, you know, people were inside that theater last night, the hostages tweeting what was going on. and then you see today, the outpouring of sympathy. and on the other end of the sword, social media is exactly what the terrorists are using to recruit the people to their
world, to their way of thinking. so there is so much good, but then there is the other side. so right now, this is an example of the good and the humanity and the compassion. there's another side, because this has become the main tool for terrorists in a world to bring people to their dark side of thinking. so, people using it for all kinds of ways. >> good and evil. >> indeed. >> so separate and to unify. we'll bring you more as the day
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that was a decade ago, believe it or not. the question is, if the new project by the sea was worth the wait. entertainment reporter is here with his review. >> good morning. i think angelina jolie deserves a pat on the back for trying to write and direct a movie featuring her husband and herself. but, that doesn't mean you should join them by the sea. in fact, i feel it's my duty to warn you away from this vanity production. never has watching two of the biggest stars on earth been so unexciting. to be by the sea is to be bored beyond description. though her intentions may have been good, the results written and directed by angelina jolie- pitt. although they look great. >> i'm blowing you a kiss. >> he's a one-shot wonder. an author who scored an early
success, but now suffers from a bad case of writer's block. and drinking too much isn't helping. >> want to hurt me? >> no. >> do it. hurt me. get it over with. >> his wife is what my mother used to call dim. that is without charm. their trip to the seashore doesn't cure thr eimarriage and newlyweds next door are definitely not helping the older couple's mood improve. >>o remember them all. >> hey, that's french, because angie wants this to be just like a french film. get it? by the time i got why these characte are so upset, i just didn't care. in fact, these warriors are so unlikable, it's really hard spending two hours with them no matter how attracve their surroundings. and speaking of unlikable, when it came to love the coopers, i didn't.
too harsh, otcritics have shown the coopers no love. the vast majority surveyed on the website, rotten tomatoes, disliked this quote, unquote, comedy just as much as i did. i'm sandy kenyan, eyewitness news this weekend. on a day like today, we needed a little sandy. >> we need some levity. a little bit. he is saying don't go to the movies if you want to have a good ti. me >> he didn't like much. >> we can always count on him for being sincere. we are staying on top of the very latest developments out of france. the death toll from yesterday's terrorist attacks stands at 127. >> today, islamic group claimed responsibility for that attack in an audio statement that has been posted online. >> french president, francois hollande say these were the
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this iseaking news fr channe7 eyewitness news. > >>breaking rit now, earlier this morning isis has claimed sponsibility for the these terrorist attacks an act of war and lhe pvongwi to strike back. good saturday morning tou. yo i'm michelle arlesworth. >> and i'm rob ne. right now, france still under a state of emergency and its borders remain closed. >> here at home in new yorkno specifhreats to tell you about, but heightened security, a potential terrorist targets. we have live team coverage this tharr outside e french consulatone the noupper eastside. e begin ne reporter who live ws
>> good 7 people confirmed dead hospitalare overweed with thine jured. st wh gun wounfoca. in seris oucondition. and in an onli nestatement, i islamic state are claiming respsionlity. e french present, francois francois hollande calling it an act of war and track down the master minds and the accomplices. with the sunrising over paris, carnage on a mass scale. investigators are working through six crime scenes in every corner of the french capital. the largest, a concert hall where an american heavy metal band was on stake when attackers shot their way inside. they took the audience hostage, then massacred dozens of them. >> they were shouting at the ow d. ed dn on flr.oo witas scream they kepagain and again.
call for the fren prest who was shcc as other attackers descended on bars and cafes in a popular neighborhood where dozens were injured or killed. >> all of a sudden, we had huge gun shots and lots of glass cong through th so we duckedn to the floor with all of the other diners. shds of apglass hitting people lying down der state of emergency. with police it viesa aldeployed across paris, deternetod se aup,
be afraid of. but faced with this ar is a nation that defends itself and mobilizes itself in which once again will be able to overcome the terrorists. >> the international response was immediate with antiterrorism officers from several european countries converging on france to assist in the investigation. and president obama offering his condolences and pledging u.s. support. on paris. it's an attack not just on the people of france. but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share. >> and now a measure of just how fast moving this investigation is at this hour. a syrian passport has been found on the body of one stadium. it is now just after 1:00 p.m. in paris. a sense of sadness, shock, and
disbelief. the french president declared a three-day period of national mourning. 127 confirmed dead and islamic state militants are claiming michelle. >> thank you so much. if you have loved ones in france and are concerned about their well being, perhaps have not spoken with them. the state department set up a hot line for you. the number is on our screb right now, 1-888-407-4747. we have it on our website as well for you. that is to help try to facilitate getting in touch with loved ones in france. >> the step std up security at home expands beyond the french consulate. the terrorism units are spread out around our city. there is also an increase police presence at penn state and grand central. all of the major landmarks as well as added security. march kiss sollis is live at the french consulate where a
vigil has been growing this morning. marcus. >> reporter: that's right, michelle. there are flowers on 5th avenue. a glass of red wine has been left in front. there is a police presence. it has been here almost since the events unfolded in paris. they have been stationed outside of the building all night long. also at times, there have been heavily armed units stationed here on 5th avenue. just one of the locations with extra patrols. they include high traffic, heavily populated areas like times square, also grand central terminal, penn station, all those places saw stepped up police presence. a highly visible, highly armed police aresence deploying units to french owned businesses, all this is being done out of an abundance of caution. >> our ability to track down
would be terrorists and prevent their actions before they do them is probably the best in the world and no one tri has it as good as we do. we cannot cut back. we cannot remain. we have to remain vigilant. >> reporter: and back here, you can see that memorial that has been growing outside of the french consulate. mayor de blasio says, the city is well prepared and there are no specific threats against the city. we're live on the upper east news. very much. despite increased border security, flights in and out of france appear to be unaffected. there are very lines getting into the country. charles confirming no flights were suspended. but security there is on extremely high alert. it was a very emotional night for travelers who were arriving here from paris.
when they stepped off their planes. there were not made any announcements during the flights. >> rightext to the theater where it happened. we have to wait until morning to see what happened with them. >> how is your family? have you talked with them? >> yes. apparently everybody is okay, but it's right next door: so i don't know if somebody didn't report yet if something happened or not. >> it's horrifying. horrifyi. ng people are just finding out as they are getting off planes. very shaken up. >> can imagine getting your porsche. american airlines, the world's biggest carrier briefly did hold departures to paris before allowing this emto take off. the federal administration is prepared to act quickly in the event of any security administration.
will remine open, but there are reports that everyone needs to show their passport. the very latest on the attacks in paris and updates on our website at abc7ny.com. our coverage of the attacks continues. still ahead on eyewitness news this saturday morning, we'll show you the headlines gracing the papers in frons as the entire world reacts. >> and amy frieze will be back with your catch holiday-cookie cheer on the tip of your tongue with dunkin' donuts' holiday- cookie-flavored coffees, lattes, and macchiatos.
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kn thathey remainma targets of isis. thisac isonly the beginninth is what there unleo moto, ng audio atstemt enat hasbeen posted online now that they have officially cimed reonspsibity. >> t eyewitness is saying th these terrorists spoke perfect, fluent, flawless french with no hint of an accent. so that is scary in and of itself and what they were sayi athey were ting everything to the carnage, tieing the violence to syria at the time. >> and previous attacks they have said, our goal is to slaughter people in the streets of france. they made it very clear that paris has been a target. revenge, and yet, people talk last night, there was not a loot of security. particularly that concert and the stadium. so i think there are going to be a lot of act of war means for the president of france, but where were some of the security that allowed such a well coordinated attack to happen. >> they didn't choose
landmarks, too. soft targets. it shows places of fun and places where young people go to have a good time. >> how many different spots. >> six different sites, eight attackers, seven whom detonated themselves. >> restaurants, the theater, and the stadium. >> we've seen that here at our shopping centers and movie theaters. too much to think about. so let's talk about the weather. happy to be a distraction from something like this. it certainly has been heartbreaking to wake up to. going forward with your day, here's what you need to know about the weather. the sun coming up and the skies looking quite beautiful. it feels very chilly outside. west winds 23 miles per hour. the gusts could be as 30. what a gorgeous shot. the sun rays coming over the east river. and pressure is holding steady. this photo, thank you so much for sending it in. you can see a little dose of snow from the streamers. i can't believe your back deck got a dose.
seeing it. careful. these are isolated cases. these are the estreamercoming into sullivan. you could see some fles fly north and west this morning. above 20 miles an hour. that westerly wind will make it feel colder. you read the thermometer in the 40s and wind coming in at a 32- mile clip and it feels like temperatures are going to be in the 20s and 30s for the early part of the day and 38 degrees in the park. depending on where you are, it will bring the feels like temperature down thermometer readin are in the 30s. that's going to feel ld at mes. feels like freezing, but that doesn't la all day. once with e get the sunshine, we'll see a nice recovery with the temperatures as well. the winds turning out of the west already.
that will help bring the mild air in. that northwest wind over the lakes, that's what created the snow flurries. and by tomorrow, we're back to 58. high pressure is in control and we stay storm-free as well. the next chance for us to get any rain will come in middle of the week and it's well back to the central part of the country. so we have plenty of time. sunday into monday, even tuesday and wednesday looking dry at this point before our next chance for rain starts to cross the central plains and head in our direction on the east coast. so, a nice weather pattern for november and hard to complain with the average temperatures. month to date, so far this month. we start to bring it back to normal with 49 this afternoon. we go down to 40 tonight and tomorrow, here's a look at how we end the weekend. less of a chill with high clouds, 58 degrees. forecast. mild, tuesday we're at 60 degrees through the mild part of the week. our temperatures will be very easy to take.
then the chance for rain coming in wednesday into thursday. a dry forecast takes us right through the middle parking the middle part of the week. that's when the future cast on accuweather showing us that the winds start to settle down. so through this afternoon, gusts up to 35. tomorrow it's still breezy at times with a wind 15 to 20 miles per hour and we settle things down on sunday afternoon, heading into the workweek, things are looking good. a no coat november tagline and we could ease back into that monday and tuesday are looking mild. wednesday, up to 66, but that will be the change coming in for us with cooler temperatures. >> mom, a t-shirt and jeans with a jacket, i don't need a coat. >> i don't need a coat. >> yeah, exactly. >> flirting with 70 near turkey day. >> i like it. >> thanks. >> of course we are following
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we want to turn back to paris right now. by phone, abc news correspondent joins us on the line right now. he's live in paris, france, with the very latest. >> let us know exactly where you are and what you are seeing this morning as the city wakes up to this heavy aftermath of this tragedy. >> reporter: it's still the
theater. this is where young people came to see a band a. few songs into began. fire. mowing down some 80 people in all, 127 killed in nearly simultaneous attacks involving guns and explosives at a bars. attacking not tourists or state buildings, but young peresians out on an ordinary friday night. >> and as far as we know, that theater holds about 1500 people and you're saying about 80 of them did not survive the initial attack. do we expect this morning they will go in and sadly discover even more carnage? >> reporter: it's certainly possible. i just saw a van pull away from the morgue here in paris. they have a lot of investigative work to do.
simply covered in blood. the attackers hit at about 10:00 in the evening. so this is a neighborhood for young peresians out for their friday. now, a really quiet street and the people who are coming by to pay respects are simply open mouthed and in some cases, they come and cover their mouths with their hands. in their city. >> here at home in front of the consulate, somebody put a glass of red wine and people are putting flowers there at the french consulate. i know in paris, there's a huge call for blood donations and also the hashtag that is trending is open door. so people opening their doors to total strangers. can you tell us more about that? >> that's because peresians were urged to get off the streets. people who had nowhere else to go were welcomed into strangers
of fear and danger. police wanted everyone off the streets and the streets are still largely empty compared to what you normally see here at midday on a crisp fall afternoon like this. and so people were opening their doors and their hearts. there were more than 200 people injured. that's why there's a call for blood donations and this begins three days of national mourning declared by the president of france, by a terrorist army. >> i'm glad you said that. that's a perfect segway into this question. now that isis claimed responsibility, now that president hollande declared an act of war. people wondering or anticipating what could come next in terms of a response to this? >> you know, the president only said that the terrorist would face a united france. so i think he's trying in the
face of such tragedy to hold his country together. whether there's going to be a military response, france already joined the coalition against isis in syria. and they were, so whether they'll get involved anymore than that, we haven't heard. >> anything to be made of the fact, what should we take away when we hear these terrorists were speaking perfect french without an accent? >> you know, it could be that they were home grown, inspired by isis, maybe not directed by the group at all. it could be that they simply were taking the page from the attackers at charlie hebdo earlier this week and the kosher supermarket. but these attacks far surpass those in terms of death toll. there is, you know, deep seeded resentment among those in france. questions about border control. all the same issues that grip so many european countries come here in france. so, the attackers could well be
home grown. all with e no he about them right now is they are dead and there were eight of them, we heard from a paris prosecutor official. 7 of the 8 were killed by their own suicide vests. the 8th was shot dead in the street. >> eric with abc news on the ground for us in paris. thank you, aaron, for that. you have to imagine paris after the charlie hebdo attacks, then that near attack on the train that the three americans stopped a few weeks ago. and now this. it has to be just a weary and frustrated and devastated city. three things in one calendar year. let alone this. it's hard to get your mind around. >> these are not landmarks. these are not places that are heavily armored. these are places where people go. >> bars, nightclubs, soccer games. it's scary, because if it could happen there, it could happen anywhere. >> that's the point of it.
switch gears a little bit here. this morning, cheers up a cheerleading squad that desperately needed some help. >> they spent a long time raising money for new mats. when the mats never showed up, they gave a shout out to nina for help. >> at ps307, a magnet school, the brooklyn diamonds are polishing up their routine. under the watchful eye of volunteer coach, tracy dickerson. >> you can't worry about other people. that's all you have to worry about. >> coach tracy trained her diamonds. >> smile, and stick it. >> to shine over any adversity and succeed. >> when they came in first place. >> they won trophies by the
on these warn mats as old as the coach's career. >> it can cause them to fall. >> they don't have a lot of cushioning. when you're flipping, it's like you are flipping on the regular gym floor. >> it hurts. >> last year, the old mats were supposed to be replaced. the squad fund raised enough money for brand-new ones. >> we did a lot of bake sales and fish fries. this year they raised $5500 and sent payment in full to tiffin, a leading mat manufacturer. delivery was promised for july. but the mats never arrived. >> our coach ordered them in april. >> the coach says she was getting the run around. >> they said the truck broke down on the way to new york with my mats. >> so we called the manufacturer and within three days, the new mats were in the door. the girls scrambling to get them on the floor.
for us. [ cheering ] one phone call and it changes everything within a matter of hours after people try and try and try. but you know, make a phone call and it shows up. >> all right, we press on. much more ahead on this saturday morning, including a look at today's top stories. after the terrorist attacks in paris, stepped up security here in new york. i'm marcus stollis. >> thank you, marcus. also ahead how people in the u.s. are honoring the victims and keeping paris in their hearts and minds. a day after those terror attacks. >> meteorologist, amy frieze has the accuweather forecast. she also looks at how social media has been having us all
ab welcome back, everybody. isis is now claiming responsibility for the massacre. we know at least 127 people have been killed. meanwhile, the lights of the popular tourist spots remain shut down this morning. french president, francois hollande say these were the worse attacks since world war ii. he vowed to strike back and is calling what happened yesterday quote, an act of war. >> meantime, flags are at half staff at the french consulate here in new york city. as people from around the world offer their thoughts and prayers to the people of france. a simple glass of red wine is now sitting on the sidewalk
here in new york. >> good saturday morning, everybody, thanks for being with us for the latest on this tragedy, i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm michelle charlesworth. live outside of the french consulate covering stepped up security here in new york. >> no credible threat in our area, that's the good news. new details on this quickly nj. >> exactly right, rob. we just learned that a syrian passport has been found on the body of one of the terrorists. it's an indication of how fast moving this investigation has become. militants with isis, the islamic state, now claiming credit for the worst attack on french soil since the second world war. the french president is declaring this an act of war. it happened shortly after 10:00 last night. the death toll, 127 and likely to rise. the emergency rooms of paris are now overwelmed with the injured. most of them with gun shot
wounds and the attacks were highly coordinated. carried out by a small army of militants in every corner of the french capital. restaurants, bars, sidewalk cafes, outside the national soccer stadium, and inside a concert hall where a gunman blasted their way in, took the audience hostage, and massacred up to 100 of them. stunned survivors emerged into the street and couldn't believe they were still alive. here's how one man described it. >> someone managed to finally open the access for the roof and we all rushed to the roof where we were waiting and a man who had his apartment facing the roof opened his window and he let us crawl through. and we stayed in there, in the dark, waiting for things to pass. but we could keep on hearing the noise of explosions, shouting, guns and screaming without really knowing what was going on. all of the attackers were killed. seven who blew themselves up and an death by responding officers.
the french authorities are now convinced there were accomplices and the master minds remain at large. the city of paris remains on a hour. michelle, rob. >> all right,nj, thank you. we are just learning the president of syria,a la that is the president of syria morning. basically blaming the french what happened. there is increased security here at home because of the attacks at the french consulate and other buildings with connections to france. flags of the consulate flying at half staff. mayor de blasio tweeted out last night, quote, we stand in solidarity with the people of france. also governor cuomo tweeting as well. on behalf of all new yorkers saying his thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by the paris. eyewitness news reporter is live outside the consulate on
on what's going on here in our city. hi, marcus. >> reporter: good morning, rob. the new yorkers showing their solidarity as well. a memorial outside on both sides of the entrance here to the french consulate. flowers, candles, have been set up here. but also there is that nypd presence. a cruiser here, a couple officers stationed inside of the entrance of the consulate is something we have seen since the events began to unfold yesterday. we also saw heavily armed units outside on 5th avenue as they made their presence known. now the nypd dispatched units to high profile locations. those so-called soft targets crowded with people. times square, grand central terminal. penn station, extra patrols also sent to locations with connections to france. french government outposts and french owned businesses. the nypd says there is no known threat to the city, but of course there is that state of high alert. >> this does keep me up at
night. i am able to sleep because i know we have the right people group. we have the right people in the new york city police so we're ready. >> meantime, that memorial here outside the consulate, you can see a glass of red wine topped by french bread and it is in front of candles in the blue, white, and red. france. a memorial that is likely to grow throughout the day and likely to continue that increased police presence we have seen not only here, but across the city. live in the upper east side, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> marcus, thank you so much. union square is being used as a gathering spot here in new york for foreign exchange students studying in new york city. dozens gathered there last night holding hands, lighting candles and offering a prayer for peace in paris. one french woman who was attending business school here in the u.s. watched as people she loves were left terrified in the stands of the soccer
game in paris as they heard bombs exploding just outside of that stadium. >> we had lots of friends who were at that game tonight and they all sang the national french anthem to leave the stadium and we are very, it was very good to see that. >> right now, people around the world are praying for the french. in the wake of these deadly and horrific attacks. our coverage of the paris attacks will continue. still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning, a sports team here in the u.s. pause to pay tribute to the people of paris as teams across the country step up their security in case there's any copy cats or continued effort of these attacks. >> and meteorologist, amy
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qualifying match that happened in st. louis. it was a suicide bomber who are blew himself up outside of the paris stadium where soccer match was happening between germany and france yesterday. the team along with the st. vincent grenadines honored the victims. busch stadium and other sports venues stepped up security measures after the attacks as part of a collective effort to keep fans and athletes safe. >> there is shock and grief and we're seeing that around the world in response to what's happened in paris, abroad, and here. >> social media people sort of putting out similar hashtags. the same photos, the peace sign we saw with the eiffel tower. and you brought up the point of how these terrorists have used many. so, it's startling to see the use. >> it's a force for good and evil.
down. keep that in mind as well. >> let's hope. >> for us around here, we're tracking the changes in the weather, which came in last night with the winds. you felt the chill. for sure. we'll continue with those winds. the wind speeds have been up above 30 miles per hour. some trees came down yesterday with these winds. there was isolated cases, but the winds were strong enough, beautiful skies. we'll see those winds settle down later this afternoon. let's check the numbers in the park. 44 degrees currently. humidity at 53% and a west wind 17 to 33-mile an hour winds. that's what we have had this morning. thank you, anna marie for sending this in from rock hill, new york. we have had a little bit of light snow. and enough to cover your deck this morning. so loyal eyewitness, we thank you for the photos. showing us the ground truth of what's happening this morning. a little light, little streamers of snow don't last
long, aren't producing much. a sign of the strength of those cold northwest winds coming across the waters and making it into our area. doesn't last too long. only for the northern counties. we have the winds across the burros this morning and the 15 to 25-mile an hour winds have been the latest gusts. 24 miles an hour at newark is what we currently have. we'll continue with this wind speed through the middle part of the day and ease just a little bit this afternoon. also help with the windchill factors, which will be in the mid to low 30s for parts of the area through the afternoon. this evening, it will feel like freezing because of the strength of the winds and the low temperatures. things swing in the other direction for the second half of the weekend. the cold air will be replaced by a little more mild, temperate air mass that will bring our temperatures back to normal. the few flakes, we'll watch those north and west of the city. the wind gusts possible up to 35 miles per hour. the nice recovery for sunday afternoon takes our temperatures back to near 60
on the accu track, nothing else is high pressure in control. a lot of sunshine for the eastern third of the u.s. and this keeps the storms away. look for mild conditions and those winds out of the west should push us to the near 60- degree mark by tomorrow afternoon. you're going to feel a difference with less wind and temperatures almost 10 degrees warmer. on the future cast, we're storm- free. no rain showers expected. a lot of sunshine to close out the weekend. looking very good across much of the u.s. the next stronger cold front that will disrupt midweek. not until wednesday do we see the chance for showers to enter the forecast. a nice stretch of dry weather continuing with the november conditions. the one is the 49-degree reading that we'll see today. after that, it's a rebound and recovery back to the upper 50s and 60s. so 30s in the suburbs tonight. definitely the chill. the last couple of nights, you
felt the november feel. tomorrow, we'll see our temperatures recover. here's the accuweather seven- day forecast going back to 64 on monday. it's mild again. this has been so nice and comfortable to not have to worry about being bundled up. if you go out today without your coats and extra layers, you'll be like wow, yes, we are here. 60-degrees on tuesday. wednesday and thursday, 60s as well. thursday looks like a rainy day as that front makes its way to the east coast. there's a look at the future cast showing us the winds settling down by tomorrow afternoon. so, all in all, not a bad weekend forecast. i think tomorrow is the better day because it's more mild and temperatures are warmer. today not bad looking. you have to be ready for the wind. >> if you go outside and you're cold, i told you so. no, it's all good. got to listen. more on the top stories of the day.
breaking news, a suspect in a string of sexual assaults is now in police custody. robert is accused of attacking three women over the course of three hours on thursday. police say he broke into the houses on the lower east side, sexually assaulted two women inside of their apartments. he's accused of raping a 40- year-old woman inside of her apartment charged with burglary, rape, and sexual assault. again, he has been found and arrested. >> police are desperately searching for an 11-year-old little boy who disappeared on his way to school. 11-year-old, kenny laporte was last seen just after 7:00 yesterday morning on west 138th street in harlem. he was wearing a brown t-shirt and navy sweat pants.
also, a commuter alert for riders of the 7 train. you will not be able to get in or out of manhattan this weekend. no trains will run between qeens borrow plaza and times square until 4:30 monday morning. commuters looking to get to and from queens can use shuttle buses and the e, f, and q and r trains. we turn now back to the attacks in paris. right now, social media is helping millions of people around the world unite with the people of france. >> millions of folks are tweeting using the hashtag, pray for paris. amy frieze has been keeping an eye on all of the sentiment that has been pouring out, including this picture that i adore. >> a lot of people have been sharing it. the eiffel tower between it. people are sharing it fast and furious. your facebook shows as well, michelle. so this is one people are kind of coming together and showing their support. this from an eyewitness news
viewer. my heart aches for everyone in paris and that hashtag, pray for paris, more than 4.3 million tweets from midnight to 6:00 a.m. this morning. pretty impressive. this photo from different symbolic places all over the world coming together with the blue, white, and red. the tweet with this one from tom saying the kindness of people that comes from such horrific events always amazes me and that familiar term, we have seen it with the open door, and people in france this morning being encouraged to let people come in and get off the street after what happened last night. they were trying to clear the street so quickly. this tweet in the empire state building completely shut down. we saw that as we came in. so, hashtag, pray for paris. also thank you jay this morning for sending this one in. steds bombers are taking the easy way out. people giving their opinions as well. rob and michelle, of what they think of this as well as their
come together and use social media as their voice. most of it being used for good this morning, but we know there's a balance to it as well. >> thank you so much, amy. also, the "new york times" of paris, tweeting out and asking for people to donate blood because we know 127 people were killed in these terrorist attacks, but the hospitals are full of the critically injured and they critically need those blood donations. all of these different sites being shared on social media there to get people in and people are standing in lines to give blood today. in paris. >> like we saw after tragedies here and there's that outpouring. not just only 127 killed, but more than 200 injured. there's a critical need. coming up after eyewitness news of course is the weekend edition of good morning america. >> let's take a look. >> good morning, everyone. coming up on gma, tragedy in paris. the world is in mourning today after the simultaneous attacks
throughout the city left over 120 people dead and hundreds more wounded. the french president is saying this morning, isis is to blame. we'll tell you why. also, these attacks were carried out in at least six locations throughout paris. restaurants, a stadium, and concert where an american band was performing. we're talking to the eyewitnesses giving us their terrifying experience as well as their stories of survival. also, is there a threat to americans here at home? as arenas and stadiums plan for a busy weekend, our national security team weighs in to answer that very question.
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with two medicines in one pill. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. at least 127 people have died in that series of city of paris. >> within the last two hours, isis has officially claimed responsibility for those attacks and investigators say in fact, they found a syrian passport on the body of one of the suspects. now panic broke out in paris around 10:00 their time last night in what the french president is now calling an act of war. the worst of the carnage happened inside of a concert hall where an american band was performing. the audience was held hostage as terrorists simply opened fire on that crowd. police say 7 of the people who carried out these attacks detonated themselves and an 8th suspect was shot and killed
by authorities. the horrific attacks triggered an immediate response from around the world. >> eyewitness news reporter is live for us here in new york at the french consulate where security is understandably high. marcus. >> michelle and rob, besides security, there's a growing memorial here on both sides of the entrance on 5th avenue. flowers, candles, even a glass of red wine. french bread left here, notes of support. there is that police presence. you can see the cruiser and two officers stationed just inside of the building. this is a typical response we see after acts such as this around the world. we have seen the heavily armed unit dispatched. they were outside of the consulate on 5th avenue. it was one of the locations where they traveled throughout the evening. extra patrols by the nypd and those high traffic, heavily populated areas, such as times square, grand central terminal, penn state.
nypd deploying units to french government outposts. french owned businesses. french schools. anything with a connection to france. the nypd says this is all being done out of an abundance of caution and not because there are any specific threats here in the city. we're live in the upper east side, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> switching gears here now, thank you so much, marcus. talking about the weather. >> without question, it's been a heavy morning, heartbreaking. as people get and up and go about their day. 35-mile per hour winds and that's leaving behind a chill. a lot of sunshine out there. temperatures will be limited all day below 50 degrees. look at the around over the east river. 44 in central park d the wind gusts up to 34 miles per hour. the seven-day forecast as we ease into this afternoon, the winds will-less son just a bit. tomorrow, warmer conditions. real nice recovery for the second half of the weekend. 58 degrees expected.
64 to start the workweek. we are rain-free through tuesday at 60 degrees and mild on wednesday. 62. that will be the transition of another weather making coming in, but temperatures running above average for much, if not all of next week. according to our weather models. right now, this is the coldest day that we'll have down the stretch. temperatures are looking to stay above average. this mild november. definitely keeping the trend. >> i'm liking this month so far. thank you, amy. we're going to be talking to security experts coming up with our 9:00 edition. that's going to do it for us. >> i'm michelle charlesworth. >> and i'm rob nelson. stick around, good morning america is coming up next, followed by the 9:00 hour of eyewitness news. >> we will see you then, everybody.