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hydrated. >> thank you, sheena. we'll have much more on the tragedy in dallas. the "today" show starts right now. good morning. breaking news. tragedy in dallas. police officers ambushed by snipers during a protest over recent police-involved shootings across the country. witnesses capturing the killing scene on camera. >> shooting right now. >> get back! >> five officers killed. six others wounded. this morning at least three suspects in custody. a fourth dead after a tense standoff with the suspect claiming bombs had been planted all over the city and promising the end is coming. this morning the president from overseas. >> police across america are a tight-knit family feels this loss to their core. we're grieving with them. >> we're live with the latest on
the deadliest attack on u.s. law enforcement since 9/11, "today," friday, july 8th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is special edition of "today." tragedy in dallas with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." it's friday morning. we've got willie here in for matt. once again we are waking up to a shock. 11 officers shot in dallas. five of them have been killed. let's get to this breaking news. here's what we know. it all started before 9:00 local time in dallas. a march protesting this week's officer-involved shootings in louisiana and minnesota had just wrapped up when gunmen opened fire in what's being described now as a coordinated ambush style attack. >> five officers were killed. four from the dallas police department. the fifth was a dallas area
rapid transit officer. at least six other officers were wounded along with one civilian. >> president obama is at a nato summit in poland and said he was horrified by the attack and called it vicious, calculate and despicable. we have complete coverage this morning. let's start with nbc's gabe gutierrez at the scene for us. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. a protest against police violence and then violence erupted. as you mentioned, 11 officers shot this morning. five are dead and much of downtown dallas is still on lockdown. within the past few minutes, we just learned that authorities finished sweeping the area for explosives and found none. after this week's police shooting deaths of black men in louisiana and minnesota, what kban began as a peaceful protest in downtown dallas turned suddenly into chaos. just before 9:00 p.m., terrified
demonstrators running for cover. others stopping to help the injured. cell phone video capturing the barrage of gunfire. >> shots fired. officer down. >> reporter: police ducking behind squad cars and buildings. one officer ditching his motorcycle taking cover. >> he just started shooting. all of the cops are getting shot. it had to been five or six cops. they were all getting shot down. >> reporter: authorities calling it an ambush. >> we heard the shots. i saw one of the officers land down on his stomach and he was not responsive. they rolled him over. >> reporter: at least two snipers in elevated positions opening fire during the rally on officers who were not wearing riot gear. >> these suspects were positioning themselves in a way to triangulate on these officers from two different perches in garages in the downtown area and
planned to injure and kill as many law enforcement officers as they could. >> reporter: overnight, shocked confusion. dallas coming to grips with a rapidly unfolding national tragedy. >> people saw a baby stroller left in the middle of the street and people walked over to the baby stroller and picked it up. i guess the parent was in shock. >> reporter: the frantic search for answers as a tense standoff was under way. a suspect cornered in a parking garage exchanging gunfire with police. by 1:00 a.m., authorities say another suspect, a woman, was taken into custody near the garage. two people seen leaving the area in a mercedes were also stopped and being questioned. then horrifying threats from the gunman inside the garage. >> told our negotiators that the end is coming. and he's going to hurt and kill more of us, meaning law enforcement, and that there are bombs all over the place in this garage and in downtown. >> reporter: within minutes, bystanders heard a blast.
by 2:25 local time, that suspect was dead. police swept the area for possible explosive devices and found none. a massive investigation now under way after the deadliest attack on u.s. law enforcement since 9/11. at this point it is unclear what relationship, if any, the suspects had with the actual demonstration. this all happened not far from daley plaza and more than half a century after the kennedy assassination, this city is grieving after another national tragedy. at least five officers murdered in the line of duty. willie, savannah? >> unthinkable. gabe gutierrez, thank you. >> it bears repeating, this is the deadliest attack on police since september 11. jacob rascon joins us with more on what we know about the victims. >> reporter: you can see it on officers faces standing here. they've been dealing with the tragedy of the loss of their
beloved colleagues and friends and among the crowd behind me pr, you have some who showed up to protest with anger toward their officers and now are praying for those officers. officials with d.a.r.t., the dallas area rapid transit confirming the death of brent thompson. the 43-year-old officer the first killed in the line of duty since d.a.r.t. formed a police department in 1989. he joined the force in 2009. d.a.r.t. posting this on its website. as you can imagine, our hearts are broken. this is something that touches every part of our organization. three other d.a.r.t. police officers were also shot in the attack. the other officers shot and killed worked for the dallas police department. authorities say about 800 people were at the demonstration. a reaction to the police shootings of alton sterling in baton rouge, tuesday, and philando castile in minnesota on
wednesday. over 100 officers were assigned to the dallas event. the department tragenot wearing gear. >> seeing the courage and professionalism and just the grit to stay on scene in an area looking for suspects knowing that we are vulnerable. i can tell you, i have never been more proud of a police officer and being part of this great noble profession. >> reporter: and no doubt we expect to learn more about the condition of those six officers who are wounded but so far survived their injuries later at a press conference in a half hour. we're told the d.a.r.t. officers who have been injured are expected to survive. willie, savannah? >> jacob rascon, thank you. >> we're joined by dallas mayor mike rawlings. mr. mayor, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah.
>> we just want to send our condolences to you and your community and the community of law enforcement. our hearts are with you on a very difficult day. >> thank you. it is painful morning. i was with families last night. officers last night. this is a terrible blow to the city of dallas. a terrible blow to the united states of america. and it calls for us to come together at this time and hopefully love one another deeply. >> there are so many questions this morning. as we understand it, the police have three suspects in custody and one suspect was killed in a shootout with police. have you learned anymore about who these suspects are, what their motivations or affiliations might be? >> we're undergoing an intense investigation as you can imagine bringing in everybody looking at
all of the backgrounds and we don't have any information at this time. we're glad that we took down one of the suspects and we are hopeful that we have got everybody, but we don't know that for sure. >> are suspects in custody cooperating with police? are they talking to your investigators? >> they're not at this point. they're subjects that we're just interviewing. they're being pretty tight lipped at this point. >> mr. mayor, it's willie geist. we appreciate you taking time with us this morning. have they given any indication or little information they have provided of what their motive may have been in that shooting last night? >> it's simple. they wanted to kill police officers. and sadly they did. that teaches us that these police officers stand between us
and every day tragedy. these men that put their lives on the line last night and lost them, and we've got to get to the bottom of it. more importantly, we have to lift up the families right now and lift up every officer in the united states of america. this is what happens day in and day out. >> mr. mayor, you mentioned at your earlier press briefing this was a coordinated triangulated attack was the word you used with multiple shooters that had experience with long guns. have you learned anymore about how they planned or carried out this attack? >> we've got some reports out there but they have not been confirmed. at our morning press conference, hopefully we'll confirm those and be able to give you more information. at this time we don't. >> before we let you go, mayor, i know it's a busy day. there are six wounded officers. a wounded civilian. do you know anything about the severity of their wounds and their conditions this morning?
>> i want to make sure we get the numbers right because 12 officers were shot. eight were dallas police officers. five are dead. five were transit officers. two civilians. one male and one female. no one died there. so those are the numbers that i got when i walked in to my office just a moment ago. >> thank you for that updated information. obviously we'll pass that along. mayor rawlings, again, our condolences and appreciation for your time, sir, this morning. >> thank you, sir. >> we feel the prayers. thank you. the victims include members as we mention of both the police department in dallas and the dallas area rapid transit authority. gary thomas is d.a.r.t.'s president and exucutive.
do you have an update for us on the condition of those wounded officers? we have one officer was preparing to go into surgery. another one was being evaluated for surgery. and one was released to go home. >> are they all expected to survive, chief? >> yes. those three are expected to survive. there is nothing life threatening at that time but they'll have to undergo surgery. >> mr. thomas, what was the role of the d.a.r.t. officers at that event last night? a protest obviously of the officer-involved shootings in two other places. what was the role of your officers there last night?
>> we actually run the transit system and we have train lines that go through downtown and there's a station, a rail station, that was very close to where the protest was going on, the event was going on. our officers were there to make sure that our patrons and customers riding trains and buses were able to get on and off the trains and on and off the buss in a safe and efficient manner. the travel on trains and buses wasn't impacted by the incident happening nearby. >> chief spiller, any indication to you or dallas police that there was anything suspicious anticipated at this event? any reason to believe there would be heightened concern? >> we did not have any reason to believe that we were going to have something to occur of this nature. i must say even though we didn't have any information, the
training of our officers and dallas police officers was very appropriate for the circumstances and the events that occurred. officers wanted to immediately make sure that the protesters were safe and then get to those officers that were wounded and then trying to engage those suspects. subsequently, i think that reduced the number of injuries because of the quick response and quick actions of not only our officers but dallas police department officers, we saw less injuries to protesters as well as to officers because of their quick thinking and quick response. >> we know you have a busy morning. we'll let you get back to work. we want to ask you in closing, tell us about officer brent thompson, brent thompson the man. >> well, brent was a great officer. he served as a patrol officer which is what he was doing
tonight. he also performed as a rail officer and i would like to point out, brent was recently married in the last two weeks. so this is very heartbreaking for us. not only for that reason but because we lost a member in blue and we have received sympathies and calls and e-mails from across the country from police departments and citizens throughout the u.s. and canada and england as well as here in the north texas region. brent was a great officer and we will definitely miss him. we make sure that his family is taken care of and that's where our attention is focused now toward the injured officers, brent's family and with the dallas police department making sure we're there for them with the investigation and the care and well-being of their officers also. >> married just within the last
two weeks. officer brett thompson. thank you to taking a break this morning. we're glad to hear other officers wounded in the attack will in fact survive. thank you for your time this morning. >> thank you very much. the president is traveling overseas. he was quick to denounce this attack. he addressed the shootings from a site of a major nato summit in poland. ron, good morning. what did the president have to say? >> reporter: the events in dallas rose to the top of the president's agenda here. president obama upset by the killing and wounding of so many police officers. >> i believe i speak for every single american when i say that we're horrified over these events and stand united with the people and police department in dallas. >> reporter: president obama saying he offered his condolences to the citizens of
dallas and the police force. he has reached one conclusion. >> there is no justification for these attacks or any violence against law enforcement. >> reporter: mr. obama attending his final summit pushed aside by the horror back home. arriving in warsaw, the president condemning the killing of two people. >> i get letters, well meaning letters sometimes, from law enforcement saying how come we're under attack? how come not as much emphasis is made when police officers are shot? and so to all of law enforcement, i want to be very clear. we know you have a tough job. >> reporter: today the president calling for the nation to focus on dallas.
>> ask all americans to say a prayer for these officers and their families. keep them in your thoughts and as a nation, let's remember to express our profound gratitude to our men and women in blue not just today but every day. >> reporter: as he has after previous mass shootings, the president said the nation must confront the reality of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on very powerful weapons. >> ron allen traveling with the president in warsaw. thank you. the protest in dallas were among many held across the country in reaction to this week's deadly police shootings. the latest in minnesota streamed online by the victim's girlfriend. >> reporter: protesters in minnesota say they're saddened by what happened in dallas. one person telling us two wrongs don't make a right. state investigators say they collected several videos of evidence including squad car
video as the community here remembers the man who died. with philando castile's family leading the way, a massive crowd marched through st. paul. some broke away to block streets and rail lines. all of it following an emotional gathering outside of j.j. hill montessori skill where castile worked known as mr. phil. >> he's always been the kind of guy who you can trust. >> big loss. >> reporter: castile was shot by a police officer wednesday night during a traffic stop. >> he killed my boyfriend. >> reporter: the aftermath streamed on facebook by his girlfriend. her 4-year-old daughter was in the back seat. >> you shot four bullets into him. he was just getting his license and registration, sir. >> reporter: it's unclear in what happened in the moments
before the shooting. reynolds said they were broken over for a broken taillight and one officer asked for identification. >> he began to tell the officer, i have a concealed weapon. and he began to shoot. >> reporter: state investigators now identified both officers. the union representing st. anthony's police force says it's critically important to remember despite the graphic nature of the video, that there's a great deal we don't know about what happened in this incident and why. this morning both officers are on paid administrative leave. the medical examiner confirms that castile did die of multiple gunshot wounds. local and state leaders are calling for an expedited investigation saying they don't want to wait months for answers. >> joe fryer in st. paul, minnesota, this morning. >> we continue to follow this unfolding story in dallas. we're going to have more just
ahead. let's get our first check of the weather. dylan is here for al this morning. good morning. >> good morning. we're watching a few areas where we could see stronger storms today including great lakes stretching down into kentucky where we could see large hail and possibly damaging wind gusts. the second area through the southern plains. this is also a possibility of producing some hail and damaging winds. elsewhere, it's hot and humid. temperatures in the 90s to nearly 100 and the humidity will make it feel even warmer. that's a look at the w
good friday morning. i'm first alert meteorologist sheena parveen. in the 90s. it will feel like tripped digits. we go into your weekend. temperatures still in the mid-90s. we'll see scattered showers and storms but then by sunday we're really going to dry out. lower humidity. much more comfortable for your your sunday with sunny skies. high temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. have a great weekend. >> that's your latest forecast. >> all right, dylan. thank you. coming up, the latest on this morning'sis morning's brea. the deadly ambush on police officers in dallas. a minute by minute account of the chaos. the latest on the investigation and an eyewitness account. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back. 7:30. it's a friday morning. 8th of july. we have some harrowing images out of dallas, texas, this morning. a tragic story. snipers ambushing police officers near the end of a peaceful demonstration. at least five officers were killed. >> at least three suspects in custody this morning. a fourth is dead after an hours long standoff and shootout with police. let's go back to nbc's jacob rascon in dallas jacob, good morning. >> reporter: 11 officers shot. five killed. we are waiting on updates on conditions of the other six officers. we know that three of them are suspected to survive. we're not sure about the other three. >> at 8:58, our worst nightmare
happened. >> reporter: the nightmare in downtown dallas. an active shooter. >> market and lamar. assist officers. shots fired. officers down. >> reporter: dallas police now on high alert racing toward the gunfire. >> all s.w.a.t. officers on channel 2. saying the suspect has a rifle. >> reporter: rapid gunfire. because i'm a gun owner, i knew it was an assault rifle. >> reporter: police can't find a suspect. officers are being gunned down. >> all of the cops are getting shot. cops bending over. it had to be five or six cops. they were all getting shot down. >> my car's shot. i'm en route to baylor hospital. let them know i'm coming. >> reporter: the news is bad. >> we found out ten have been shot. three passed away. several in surgery. >> an 11 officers has been shot.
>> reporter: law enforcement is learning it's not one suspect but potentially several snipers picking off police. >> working together with rifles triangulated at elevated positions in different points in the downtown area. >> reporter: three people are in police custody. one is a woman. two caught leaving the scene and police are negotiating with a fourth who is still shooting and a chilling new threat. >> the suspect that we are negotiating with has told our negotiators that he's going to hurt and kill more of us and that there are bombs all over the place. >> reporter: five hours after the first shots are fired, police say the suspect they have been negotiating with is neutralized. no bombs are found. and more heartbreaking news from the dallas pd. we are sad to report a fifth officer has died. a night of terror, bravery, confusion, agonizing sadness, a night simply unimaginable.
of course the investigation is just getting started and what a massive investigation. the dallas mayor says, of course, they reached out to the fbi and atf and of course as you heard there in this spot they have found no explosive devices. they are just now starting to pick up the hundreds of pieces, if not thousands of evidence. >> long investigation ahead. jacob, thank you. >> given the timing of the attack at the end of this large demonstration, thousands of people were caught right in the middle of the chaos. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> it's good to see you and know that you're okay. i wonder given everything you've witnessed how you're feeling this morning and how you're doing? >> tired. >> we're doing good. we're glad to be safe. a little bit tired. no worse for the wear. >> can you tell us what you saw and what you experienced last
night? >> let's see. i experienced a lot of fear. a lot of terror. a lot of frustration. a lot of anger. and just all of the emotions. very emotional night. nothing that i anticipated. >> not in the least bit. it wasn't exactly how i thought the night was going to end. we're safe. that in itself is a blessing. >> you arrived at the protest. you say they were breaking up peacefully. police officers telling people to disperse and go home and then what did you see and hear at that point? >> after the organizers told everyone the night was done, everyone was heading east on commerce. within two minutes or so, i heard a shot. i didn't know it was a gun until i saw everyone rushing toward me. what's going on? i ran back as well. we all huddled up together and
everything settled for a minute and we walked forward again and more people were running back and realized that there is a shooter. we had to figure out what's going on. my wife wasn't with me at the time and when we realized they were shooting we contacted each other and she was near where one of the shooters where and rushed to go get her. >> you were separated from your husband at that point near one of the shooters. could you see the shooter? any description of them? >> i could not see the shooter. i was ahead of him. we were separated at the end of the rally and was headed on commerce toward our car and i heard the first shot but like him i didn't realize it was a shot. and the crowd was screaming and pandemonium. i saw the police car run past. all i did was get a calm spot so i could figure out what was going on and my first thought
was i need to get to my car and i need to get out of here. >> what a terrifying experience for both of you. we're so glad you're okay. thank you for taking time to talk to us this morning. we appreciate it. >> thanks, guys. >> no problem. >> thank you. let's get a check of the weather now from dylan in for al. >> we are keeping an eye out for more storms to redevelop later on today. for right now, most of the activity is across southern illinois. louisville is about to see more heavy rain as well. a few areas of severe storms possible today. one is back through the plains and then this larger one includes the eastern great lakes and stretches over and includes washington d.c. passes through pittsburgh and stretches into roanoke as well. this is the area where we could see large hail and possibly wind gusts up near 60 miles an hour. we can't rule out a tornado although this won't be a tornado outbreak. this cold front is moving eastward. you notice this front will
trigger an isolated shower or brief thunderstorm across the northeast later today and cold front itself will bring more storms later on tonight and droughout the good friday morning. i'm meteorologist sheena parveen. for this morning we'll be in the 90s. that makes it an official heat wave. we go into the weekend. temperatures still in the mid-90s. we'll see scattered showers and storms. then on sunday we'll dry out. lower humidity. much more comfortable with sunny skies. high temperatures in the mid-to upper 80s. have a great weekend. >> you can get your forecast 24/7 on the weather channel and at weather.com. coming up, more on that ambush on police at a dallas protest and th all right... (eerie music playing)
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morning? i have to say you think about something getting out of control at a protest, you don't think about snipers triangulating in elevated positions attacking law enforcement. what do you make of those facts? >> that's right, savannah. this is cold, calculated murder. these people were trained. it appears they had this planned out. whether they were looking for the right opportunity and peaceful protests in dallas presented that opportunity. this appears to me to have been planned for some period of time. i'm sure we'll find out they were communicating as this event unfolded and talking to each other whether by radio or cell phone. this is in my opinion everything that i've seen, these are trained people that have been planning something like this for a period of time. it's absolutely devastating for the law enforcement community and our citizens of this country, savannah. >> eyewitnesses said they saw one of the men, at least one of the men in tactical gear. this goes to sean's point this was obviously something that was well planned out and well
thought out. what do you think exactly went into this? how much planning? how long would it take to arrange this? >> watching this last night break, it was like watching a firefight in the middle east. not something you would see on america's streets. what bothers so many people on both sides whether black lives matter, white lives matter, we all matter because that's red blood on the street. for the police, many police of the 1 million today in america, they feel like they have targets on their back when they hear phrases in these marches like we want dead cops and fry them like bacon and we see gucops gunned down like this. for a fraction of percentage of cops that do their job bad like we saw in the last couple days who react too quickly and who shoot to hold the entire law enforcement community responsible in our country we've got to find a balance there and
right now men and women in blue feel like that target is getting bigger on their backs. >> let me ask you about what we know about these suspects, which is very little. we had the dallas mayor on earlier that said the suspects who were in custody aren't talking and they're being very tight lipped and then the suspect who was cornered in a garage who ultimately was killed in the firefight with police had said things like the end is coming. you are talking about pretty defiant, hardened suspects. what do you make of that? >> we certainly don't know the motivation. hopefully that will come out in this investigation that will go on here in the next few weeks. but it appears that it's potentially connected to the incidents that we saw the last couple days with law enforcement officers involved in these shootings and this type of demonstration. when they talk about the end is near, again, sounds to me as if these are people who are committed. they talked about this before. this group of four. they planned something out to
launch some type of attack and looking for the appropriate time, the appropriate opportunity. statements like that demonstrate a clear defiance for law enforcement and a need to make a strong statement. >> it feels like we wake up every morning to a new normal. is this now a new normal for police officers at large public gatherings, protests, otherwise, even parades they have to sweep for snipers on the top of buildings? >> you know, there's a term that police officers use that's called professional pair y para where you sweep behind you and above you because you fear this could come home. realities come home. as a hostage negotiator, we had a barricaded suspect last night but they may have been connected with isis because they weren't trying to talk their way out. all they wanted to do it appears was at least in one case come to the scene, kill as many cops as they can and die. this is part of a new normal for
law enforcement where our old tactics of law enforcement, 85% of the time, we're going to talk them out. these people didn't come necessarily to be talked out. they came as the mayor said in dallas, they came to kill cops and they were unfortunately highly successful. >> so many questions we're going to learn hopefully more about the motivations here. sean henry, clint van zandt, two law enforcement professionals. thanks so much. we're back with more after these messages. ♪ i don't want to lie down. i refuse to lie down. why suffer? stand up to chronic migraine... with botox®. botox® is the only treatment for chronic migraine shown to actually prevent headaches and migraines before they even start. botox® is for adults with chronic migraine, 15 or more headache days a month each lasting 4 hours or more. it's injected by a doctor once every 12 weeks. and is covered by most insurance.
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elwyn is also experiencing a 10-minute delay. thorndale, multiple delays as well as the airport which is operating at an express at some point which means the trains are so full they can't stop to pick up some of the customers. these are some of the things we're watching out for. vai? >> fewer riders are taking septa because of train troubles. the agency announced its rider ship has dropped by more than half. they took a third of their regional trains out of service because of structure problems. riders are encouraged to find an alternate mode of trap transportation. you can get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app. back to the "today" show. we'll see you in a half hour.
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, chaos in dallas. 11 officers shot in an ambush on police during a protest. we're live with the latest on the victims, the suspects and the investigation. plus, end of an era. ♪ from internet phenom to global superstar. shawn mendes performs to a packed plaza crowd today, friday, july 8th, 2016. good morning, everybody. a lot of people looking forward to that concert. we'll get out there in just a few moments. we have this terrible breaking news out of dallas. >> we begin this half hour with a frightening scene there in
dallas. police ambushed by snipers. several suspects in custody. another dead. the search for a motive under way. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in dallas for us. gabe, good morning, again. >> reporter: willie, good morning. the mayor's office just confirmed that 12 officers have been shot and two civilians have been shot. much of downtown dallas is still locked down and we just learned that police finished sweeping the area for explosives and found none. it was a protest against police violence when violence erupted. >> go! go! >> reporter: terrified demonstrators running for cover. cell phone video capturing the barrage of gunfire. >> shots fired. officers down. it's an assist officer. >> reporter:ter: police ducking behind squad cars and buildings. >> started shooting. all of the cops are getting shot. i saw cops bending over, man.
it had to be five or six cops all getting shot down. >> reporter: authorities calling it an ambush. at least two snipers in elevated positions opening fire during the rally on officers who were not wearing riot gear. >> these suspects wer positioning themselves in a way to triangulate on these officers from two different perches in garages in the downtown area and planned to injure and kill as many law enforcement officers as they could. >> reporter: for hours shocked confusion. >> i saw one of the officers land on his stomach. he was not responsive. >> reporter: the frantic search for answers as a tense standoff was under way. >> told our negotiators that the end is coming and he's going to hurt and kill more of us, meaning law enforcement, and
that there are bombs all over the place in this garage and in downtown. >> reporter: within minutes, bystanders heard a blast. by 2:25 local time, that suspect was dead. >> we just started to run and grab kids and help mothers get to somewhere safe. we didn't want anyone to get hurt. >> reporter: three other suspects were taken into custody separately. it's unclear what relationship, if any, they had to the demonstration but police say so far they've been uncooperative. again, the mayor's office just confirming that 12 officers have been shot as well as two civilians. five of those officers were killed. willie and savannah? >> thank you. we're just beginning to learn about the victims, the officers gunned down in the line of duty. nbc's jacob rascon following that part of the story this morning. jacob? >> reporter: good morning. the community and the police department is mourning five of their officers and their thoughts and prayers are with seven other officers. only one of those passed away
has been identified. an officer who joined the force in 2009 who was just married a couple of weeks ago. this morning officials with d.a.r.t., the dallas area rapid transit, confirming the death of brent thompson. the 43-year-old officer the first killed in the line of duty since d.a.r.t. formed a police department in 1989. he joined the force in 2009 and had just gotten married two weeks ago. >> brent is a great officer. served as a patrol officer which is what he was doing tonight. this is very heartbreaking for us. >> reporter: three other d.a.r.t. police officers also shot in the attack are all expected to survive. the other officers that were shot and killed worked for the dallas police department. authorities say about 800 people were at the demonstration. a reaction to the police shootings of alton sterling in baton rouge, tuesday, and philando castile in minnesota on wednesday. we're told around 100 police
officers were assigned to the dallas event. the department strategy taking a friendlier approach to handle protesters wearing summer service uniforms instead of riot gear just when they needed it most. >> seeing the courage and professionalism and just the grit to stay on scene in an area looking for suspects knowing that we are vulnerable. i can tell you, i've never been more proud of a police officer and being a part of this great noble profession. >> reporter: again, seven officers are still being treated for their injuries. we know at least three of them are expected to survive and are awaiting updates on the conditions of the officers and outside the crime scene we are see some of those here to protest to say that they showed up with anger in their hearts toward the officers and now standing in solidarity with them. savannah, willie? >> those five officers killed there to protect protesters last night. jacob rascon, last night. >> speaking from poland
overnight, the president paid tribute to the slain and wounded officers and vowed to bring the shooters to justice. nbc's ron allen is with us now from warsaw. ron, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president is here for his final nato summit but events in dallas quickly rose to the top of his agenda. president saying the white house has reached out to authorities in dallas and offered every possible level of assistance and support. the president using very strong language to condemn what happened calling it vicious, calculate, despicable saying that while all of the facts are not known, he's reached one unmistakable conclusion. here's what we had to say about that. >> but let's be clear, there's no possible justification for these kinds of attacks. or any violence against law enforcement. the fbi is already in touch with the dallas police and anyone involved in these senseless murders will be held fully accountable. justice will be done. >> reporter: he called it a wrenching reminder of the sacrifices law enforcement makes every day on the streets of
america. that from a president who has faced criticism in the past for not speaking out forcefully enough on behalf of law enforcement and at times appearing to side with victims and protesters. the president also saying as he has on previous occasions after mass shootings that the nation must confront how easy it is for anyone to get their hands on powerful weapons which makes the carnage in these kind of events that much more terrible and tragic. back to you. >> ron allen traveling with the president in warsaw. thank you. let's get to other stories making news this morning. sheinelle jones in with that. >> vice president joe biden is set to join hillary clinton on the campaign trail. this as the state department announces it is reopening an internal investigation into clinton's use of private e-mail servers. nbc's andrea mitchell is in scranton, pennsylvania. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. clearly the horror in dallas is overshadowing everything today including that long anticipated first campaign rally here in
scranton today with joe biden, even if it still takes place. hillary clinton is expected to address that today in any case and at the same time, she has to deal with the fact that the fbi is now at the request of house republicans investigating her again anew for a perjury investigation and also of course the state department opening a new investigation into how she handled classified information. >> what does it take for someone to misuse classified information and get in trouble for it? >> reporter: outrage house republicans demanding fbi director james comey explain why he didn't recommend indicting hillary clinton for her e-mails. >> my conclusion was and remains no reasonable prosecutor would bring this case. what we can establish is that she acted with necessary criminal intent. >> reporter: the republicans opening a new front. accusing clinton of lying to the benghazi committee. >> did the fbi investigate her statements under oath on this topic?
>> not to my knowledge. i don't think there's been a referral from congress. >> do you need a referral from congress to investigate her statements under oath? >> sure do. >> you'll have one. you'll have one in the next few hours. >> reporter: the clinton campaign accusing republicans of partisan motivations. clinton spent thursday holed up at her washington home vetting possible vice presidential candidates with eight separate teams stopping by to take part in the process. one successful model, the role joe biden has played for barack obama. today biden will lend his political firepower to clinton. their first joint appearance in his hometown of scranton, pennsylvania. the event a bittersweet moment for biden after ruling out his own white house run after the death of his son, beau, last year. >> unfortunately i believe we're out of time. the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination. >> reporter: of course that is
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to see who makes the olympic team. five girls will be selected here. of course, the u.s. women dominated the competition in london four years ago winning the coveted all-around team gold. now they are hungry for a repeat performance here. first, they have to punch their tickets here at the trials in san jose. overall favorite for making the team and dominating in rio has has been simone. she grabbed her fourth straight national championship with her nearly flawless form. she's unmatched by just about any gymnast in the world. she's on top of her game. she's simply unbeatable and unstoppable. joining her most likely is two-time olympic gold medalist gabby douglas. the golden girl of the london games. she didn't have great national. placed fourth overall. she needs to bring her a game this weekend and then 22-year-old olympic gold
medalist ali. she's looking to add to her medal count. her experience and steady form make her mostly a favorite for second olympics as well. now, there are two last spots here. it goes pretty much to anyone's guess. keep your eyes on this young lady. she's the breakout sensation of the national championship. it was her senior level debut. she did not disappoint. not only did she place third overall, she performed with confidence and flare of a much more seasoned gymnast. hernandez will be exciting no doubt if she makes it to watch in rio. my pick though for the last spot and a lot of people say be sure to watch out for madison. she's perhaps the most well rounded if you can say that of the girls on the bubble. she can also step in on multiple disciplines if there are any
injuries. it all comes down to what happens here this weekend here at the s.a.p. center in san jose. it's going to be very exciting to see them all compete. the field is so deep. again, it comes down to picking five spots, two alternates. a lot of competition. a lot of pressure and a lot of nerves here this weekend no doubt. >> who performs under the pressure so fun to see those ladies at their best. natalie, thank you so much. by the way, you can watch the trials right here on nbc. that begins tonight 9:00 eastern following the coverage of the track and field trials which starts at 8:00 and on sunday 8:30 eastern. natalie will have an exclusive interview with the women who will be headed to rio monday morning on "today." >> we look forward to that. dylan has a look at the weather. >> we are still looking at some very hot temperatures across the south even stretching into the mid-atlantic. we're looking at highs not only in the mid 90s but feels-like temperature will above 100
degrees. columbus will feel like 104. raleigh, it will feel like 100. new york city, we won't hit 100 degrees but it will feel above 90 when you factor in humidity. a cold front will trigger scattered showers and storms through the day today. it's also going to cool things down. look at boston on saturday. 67 degrees. washington, d.c. about 93. on sunday, it finally get s i'm sheena parveen. go the 90s. that makes us an official heat wave. it will feel like triple digits out there. humid afternoon thunderstorms around. then we go into your weekend. temperatures still in about the mid 90s. we'll see scattered showers and storms. by sunday, we're really going to dry out. lower humidity. much more comfortable for your sunday with mostly sunny skies. high temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. that's your latest forecast. >> all ri >> all right, dylan.
thank you very much. "hamilton" has taken the world by storm. the biggest thing on broadway in years. >> after tomorrow it will be a different look. the show's star and creator, lin-manuel miranda, is set to give his final performance on saturday night. carson is outside the richard rogers theater. if you have $50,000, maybe you can see that last performance. >> not even sure that's going to be enough. tickets are running upwards of five digits. the 36-year-old miranda will pass the bat on to a new lead, soon a new cast closing what is just the first chapter of this broadway sensation. it's a farewell to a founding father. ♪ >> saturday night lin-manuel miranda takes the stage as alexander hamilton for the final time in his curtain call in the musical he created. some tickets for his final performance are going for as much as $20,000 as fans clamor
for one last shot to see the star. ♪ >> the unlikely journey of a once in a decade phenomenon. >> he left his island in the caribbean because he had a chance at education. my dad did the same thing. my dad got a full ride to nyu. >> back in 2009, he first announced his new project at the white house poetry scam to some skepticism. >> i'm actually working on a hip-hop album about the life of treasury secretary alexander hamilton. you laugh but it's true. >> debuting an early version of what would become the show's opening number. ♪ >> six years later it instantly became new york's hottest ticket with a-list celebrities flocking
and posing with miranda after the show. soon winning 11 tony awards following 16 nominations. >> when senseless acts of tragedy remind us that nothing here is promised, not one day. >> in a tear filled speech that instantly captivated the country. >> love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love. to not be killed or swept aside. >> after reviving interest in the colonial icon, it extends to the current leaders as well. lobbying congress for debt relief on behalf of his parents' native puerto rico and successfully urging treasury secretary jack lew to keep hamilton on the $10 bill. ♪ >> an incredible run that's ensured that both miranda and
hamilton, hold a memorable place in history. if you wonder what's next for miranda, he'll star opposite emily blunt in "mary poppins" and will show up at shows across the country when it goes on the road. he teamed up on jennifer lopez on "love make the world go round" a tribute to the victims of the orlando shooting. all proceeds will go toward crisis management and mental health services and other needs. that's available today on itunes. and we are very excited to announce right here right now that lin-manuel miranda and jennifer lopez will join us on the "today" show on monday to perform that single live. we would love to see you there. back to you. >> giddiness just swept over the desk when we heard lin and j. lo on this show.
good morning. i'm vai sikahema. just about 8:30. it's dangerously hot outside. let's get the forecast from first alert meteorologist erika martin. >> dew points already in the 70s and temperatures also in the mid to upper 70s. our high temperature is expected to top out in the mid to upper 90s. feels like temperatures when you combine the temperatures and dew points in the 100s. excessive heat warning not a surprise. due until 6:00 p.m. by the national weather service and another big story for later this afternoon would be our hour by hour forecast. we may see one or two strong storms later this afternoon. download our app. >> let's get a check on mass transit on the roads with pamela osborne.
what are you see sng. >> there's a problem over at jefferson station, which is definitely slowing things down all throughout the line. buzz of that, delays up to 30 minutes in newark. also west trenton delays up to 30 minutes. again, because of that issue they're having at jefferson station. also want to let you know, norristown train 6297, ten-minute delays. warminster, also 30-minute delays. >> thank you. >> today, democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton will be in philadelphia to speak to the ame church convention. she'll also join joe biden at an event in scranton. >> today, you have another chance to be a multimillionaire. the jackpot is now up to $540 million. we bring you the winning numbers on nbc10 news at 11:00. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. see you then. when you're the parent of a disabled child, you realize that the world can be a harsh place.
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franchise. >> before we get to all that, dylan, how about a quick check of the weather? >> i don't know if it's hot because of all of the people or it's just hot. it's very hot and humid. we're going to see another warm one today that will last through saturday. improvement by the time we get into sunday. a couple scattered showers and storms likely through the northeast and into new england on saturday. also back through the plains and into the midwest. on sunday, a slight risk of stronger storms through the northern plains. we could see hail and damaging winds. temperatures will finally cool off in the northeast back down into the mid 80s. the southeast will be in the 90s for most areas it will at least get much closer to average instead of the scorching temperatures and high humidity. we'll get a breakrom the f good friday morning. i'm meteorologist sheena parveen. for today, we're going to be in the 90s. that makes this an official heat wave. it will feel like triple digits out there. humid afternoon thunderstorms around. and then we go into your weekend. temperatures still in about the
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the reign of queen latifah continues. >> she's back in her role in the new animated movie "ice age: collision course." >> do you think you're ready to roam on your own? >> i won't be alone. i'll have julianne. >> with asteroids flying, no support system. do you think you'll be ready for this? >> i'm a baby. >> my goodness. good morning. >> good morning. how are you doing? >> i was reading this morning, "ice age" set to be one of the biggest animated motion pictures in the world. it's huge. >> amazing. it's so exciting to be doing another one. just getting to see it yesterday. animation is crazy. it's so funny. so many characters. all these new characters. it always comes down for me my
favorite is the character that starts the trouble every time and almost ruins the world. and then wanda sykes voice characters and anything they say is so funny. especially wanda. she got more one liners in this movie. what? it's fantastic. >> i'm curious how an artist that does so many things like yourself, you can sing, you do broadway, you dance, how do you approach an animated feature because it's different from what you do. >> you want to come into the studio with very soft clothing on. it's one of the best gigs because you don't have to do hair and makeup. no jewelry and soft things. you don't want it rubbing up against. the mike will catch it. you want to do stuff like that. just kind of let your imagination fly. and get into it. after four movies, i feel like i'm married to manny played by
ray ramono. we never worked in a studio together but that's my husband and we have a child who is peaches. our daughter. so after all these films, you get used to it and you watch it build over time. it's like watching a layer cake being made slowly and then when the movie comes out you finally get to eat it. >> speaking of being a layer cake, let's talk about your career for a moment. i look at you, you got your films. tv shows. you're running your entertainment company. do you have a favorite lane or is it one of those things where you like to do it all? >> i do like to do it all. i think i've always been the type of person who likes to do many things at one time. whatever i felt capable of without stretching myself too thin. i really like a challenge and i'm bored easily. if i'm doing one thing over and over and i kind of got it down, it no longer pushes me.
i'm one of those people who needs to be pushed and has to step out of her comfort zone and feel like i'm really doing something. >> i grew up in new jersey like you did listening to your music and you always had a message in your music, as you watched what happens over the last two, three, four days with the police shootings and then the shooting of police in dallas last night, what are your though6 c13 c1% news special report. here is savannah guthrie.% >> good morning. as we come on the air the mayor% of dallas is addressing % reporters giving information % about this series of shootings % in dallas overnight.% 12 officers killed, two % civilians killed as well.% let's listen into mayor mike % rawlings.% >> lieutenant governor flew in % last night, the president calle%
me from poland and all your % commentators have wished us wel% and are praying for us and i % want to say from -- from our % heart we feel that and so thank% you.% i am now going to tell you some not good news for you reporters% and that is we've got a criminal investigation going on and our % number one job is to make sure % the citizens of dallas are safe% so we are not going to tell you% anything about the suspects and% we're not going to answer any % questions on that.% we will when it's the right time.% now is not the right time.% but a lot has happened in the % last five or six, seven hours % since we talked, i guess it % was -- it was early in the % morning and i want chief brown % to give you an update on that.% i'm proud of him.
he has been working so hard % these last few hours.% we've been with families and % we've been trying to make sure % that the city is safe this % morning and i believe it is.% chief brown.% >> thank you, mayor.% we're hurting. our profession is hurting.% dallas officers are hurting.% we are heartbroken. there are no words to describe % the atrocity that occurred to % our city.% all i know is that this -- this% must stop.% this divisiveness between our % police and our citizens.%
to update you on what's % transpired since we last spoke, let me walk through the standof% that had occurred or that was % occurring at el centro on the % second floor of the college % there at downtown dallas.% we cornered one suspect and we % tried to negotiate for several % hours.% negotiations broke down, we had% an exchange of gunfire with the% suspect.% we saw no other option but to % use our bomb robot and place a % device on its extension for it % to detonate where the suspect % was.% other options would have expose%
our officers to grave danger.% the suspect is deceased as a % result of the detonating the bomb.% the reporting that the suspect % killed himself is not accurate.% we have confirmed that he has % been deceased because of the % detonation of the bomb.% our hostage negotiator did an % exceptional job getting this % suspect to talk before he died,% during the hours of negotiating% that eventually broke down.% i want to share with you some o% the comments from the suspect. the suspect said he was upset % about black lives matter.% he said he was upset about the %
recent police shootings.% the suspect said he was upset a% white people.% the suspect stated he wanted to% kill white people, especially % white officers.% the suspect stated he will % eventually -- that we will % eventually find the ieds.% the suspect stated he was not % affiliated with any groups and % he stated that he did this % alone.% the suspect said other things % that are part of this % investigation so that we can make sure that everyone % associated with this tragic % event is brought to justice.% so as the mayor said we won't % expand on -- any further on wha% other suspects we have %
interviewed or looked at or % their status until we get % further into this investigation% and get closer to a conclusion % of what and who are all % involved.% but let me just say just some % closing comments about dallas % police officers and d.a.r.t. % police officers.% some of the bravest men and % women you would ever want to be% associated with.% you see video footage after % video footage of them running % toward gunfire from an elevated% position and with no chance to % protect themselves, and to put % themselves in harm's way to mak% sure citizens can get to a plac% of security.% so please join me in applauding
these brave men and women who do this job under great scrutiny, % under great vulnerability, who % literally risk their lives to % protect our democracy.% we don't feel much support most% days.% let's not make today most days.% please, we need your support to% be able to protect you from men% like these who carried out this% tragic, tragic event.% pray for these families.% i spoke with the families of th% deceased and the injured.%
they are not having a good time% trying to deal, absorb this, % trying to understand why and % they need your prayers.% so please join us in helping us% comfort the grieving officers' % families.% and i trust that soon -- becaus% we're working very diligently i% processing the crime scene, % finding -- to find evidence to % bring any other suspects to % justice that were a part of % this, but please pray for our strength through this trying % time.% thank you.% >> i want to add that there are% public safety officials that % protect our cities and our % institutions all across america% every day that aren't police %
officers, and we lost one of % those last night, a d.a.r.t. % officer was one of the victims % and i want to just take a momen% and say the professionalism the% d.a.r.t. organization was great% and i appreciate better school % police officers, campus college% police officers standing % shoulder to shoulder with our % police officers and that's the % way we work.% chief brown told the victims' % families last night and the % police officers that he was a % man of faith and i am a man of % faith, too, and that we need % prayers and prayer is good.% so today at 12:00 at % thanksgiving square a leadershi% group of interfaith ministers %
will be leading us in that % prayer.% i would ask that if you are at % your home or at your office or % at your school to join us today% at noon in that spirit of % prayer, to bring our city % together and our country % together, to heal wounds, not % create them. thank you.% >> any -- any questions that % were not off limit?% [ inaudible question ]% >> yeah. % >> the injured officers have --% most of them have been released% there are some that will need % follow-up.% i'm not going to go into detail% of what types of injuries.% their families are being very % private for obvious reasons % right now.% but again -- excuse me.
what's the question, i'm sorry?% [ inaudible question ]% >> yes, they are doing better.% some have been released.% some of their status is they ar% still needing more treatment but they are being very private % about any further details about their health.% >> chief, you have worked and % your department has worked with% the community and have good % relations.% do you think that that % [ inaudible ] to the fact that % something like this could % happen?% >> so we have to be right 100% % of the time in the way we polic% this city.% suspects like this have to be right once.% they don't have to work very % hard to do cowardly acts like % this, to snipe at our officers % from elevated positions and to % ambush them from secreted % positions around corners.% all that hard work is not for %
naught.% this city has grown great % support for this police % department and mayor and counci% and city managers have supporte% this department and these % officers and we expect that to % continue and this community, i'% born and raised here.% dallas is a great city.% our officers will continue to % put themselves in harm's way to% protect these great citizens.% so it's worthwhile. % >> i want to brag just for a % second, if anybody hasn't heard% us say this.% this police department trained % in deescalation far before % cities across america did it.% we are one of the premiere % community policing cities in th% country.% and this year we have the fewes%
police officer-related shooting% than any large city in america.% so we are working hard to % improve and there's always room% for improvement, but we are bes% in class we feel.% >> well said. % >> talking to people -- % [ inaudible ] are you confident% that the threat is over?% >> no, i'm not going to be satisfied until we have turned % over every stone.% we've got some level that this % one suspect did do some of the % shooting, but we are not % satisfied that we've exhausted every lead and we are not going% to be satisfied until every lea% is exhausted.% so if there's someone out there% that was associated with this, % we will find you and we will % prosecute you and we will bring% you to justice. % >> as of right now it's a total% of four suspects?% >> we're not counting or %
expanding on who or how many. we are going to keep these % suspects guessing.% >> chief, can you talk about % the -- i know your first focus % right now is on the officers an% the investigation, but can you % or the mayor talk about the % impact this will have on the wa% protests or demonstrations are % conducted in the city of dallas% or is it too early?% >> i'm going to let chief brown% make any strategic decisions, % but i think it's important for % citizens to realize that we wan% to give everybody their freedom% of speech.% we've been through several % protests in the last five or si% years and they've all gone in a% safe manner. but the chief makes decisions a% times that people could be %
critical of.% deescalated too much.% do you put too much body armor % on?% if we're all being critical of % those things, just think about % today.% this is what you're risking if % you don't do it right.% and so from a policy standpoint% we are -- we believe in the % right to protest peacefully and these were peaceful protests % until this happened, but we als% have to believe in keeping our % police officers safe and i know% i'm going to redouble my effort% on that.% >> chief, how does this change % either temporarily or % permanently in the way these % police officers will arm % themselves and protect % themselves on the street?% >> again, i just want to expand% on the mayor's comments.% the freedom of speech, the freedom of expression are all %
freedoms we fight for with our % lives.% it's what makes us who we are a% americans.% so we risk our lives for those % rights and so we won't mill tar% rise our policing standards, but we will do it in a much safer % way every time, like we chose t% do it this time.% we had an adequate amount of % officers at this scene and we % were blocking traffic and doing% all the things to protect % people's right to protest and % their free speech.% we are not going to let a cowar% who would ambush police officer% change our democracy.% we are not going to do it.% our city, our country is better% than that. % >> just as a follow-up in terms% of [ inaudible ] -- direct %
response [ inaudible ] -- % [ inaudible question ]% >> can you say at all whether % this was someone that was havin% some mental stability problems % and just looking for an opening% to react or is this something % more organized?% can you talk about that?% >> all of those questions would% just be speculation to answer.% we can't get into the head of a% person that would do something % like this.% we negotiated with this person,% they seemed lucid during the % negotiation.% he wanted to kill officers and % he expressed killing white % people.% he expressed killing white % officers.% he expressed anger for black lives matter.% none of that makes sense.% none of that is a reason or % legitimate reason to do harm to% anyone. so the rest of it would just be%
speculating on what his % motivations were, we just know % what he said.% that's what he said to our negotiators. % >> hey, guys, thank you.% we still have a lot of work to % do.% we're going to take off.% >> we've been listening into th% mayor of dallas, mike rawlings,% the dallas police chief david % brown talking about the latest % on this investigation.% i misspoke earlier, 12 officers% shot, five killed, and we are % told that most of the injured % officers are recovering, some % have even been released from th% hospital.% we've also learned from this % news conference that the suspec% that was having a standoff with% police in the garage through the hours of the night was killed b% a bomb detonated by the dallas police.% that he did not kill himself % apparently as had been reported% in some quarters.% i want to go right to gabe % gutierrez our creorrespondent o% the ground there.% he mentioned that this suspect % had been speaking to the % negotiator for a time, expresse% that anger, that desire to kill%
white people, specifically whit% officers and that the suspect % also claimed to act alone and % yet we know, don't we, of three% other suspects in custody.% what did you make of that?% do you have any further clarity% >> reporter: yeah, savannah.% good morning.% this is the most detail we've % heard about what the suspect % said with negotiators at the % time and it is very significant% apparently told officers and % didn't mince words, he said tha% he wanted to kill police % officers and specifically he % wanted to kill white police % officers.% he also said that he was upset,% however, with the black lives % matter movement but he also % expressed that he was very upse% over the recent police shooting% that have happened earlier this% week in louisiana and in % minnesota.% now, there are three suspects i% custody according to what polic% had said earlier in the day, bu% in this news conference the % police chief wouldn't go into any details about that.% earlier in the day in the % overnight hours as well they ha% said that there had been at % least two snipers that had fire% on these officers, however, % according to the suspect what he
told negotiators was that he % acted alone.% i just spoke right before this % news conference with the % organizer of this rally and he % says he has absolutely no idea % why someone would do this.% that this rally was among the % largest that they have had in % the -- in the black lives matte% movement and that it had nearly% a thousand people and he was % standing near the front when at% least two officers were shot.% devastating for this community % certainly and devastating to % hear those details that he % specifically was targeting whit% police officers.% we just came from louisiana, we% were there just yesterday, drov% here overnight and what % community activists there in % louisiana had said, they were % very -- they kept asking for % calm in these protests.% there have been several protests not just in baton rouge and mik% barnicle but throughout the % country.% many people who were upset with% the issue of police violence %
they kept stressing that there % needed to be peaceful protests.% apparently this suspect decided% to take it into his own hands % and police say that he % specifically targeted these % officers in a calculated ambush% and right now there are some % questions, however, savannah, o% whether he acted alone.% police aren't ruling anything % out and they question other % potential suspects. % >> you're right to mention % you've been covering one of the% stories that has been going on % this week which was the shootin% of alton sterling in baton % rouge, louisiana and the next % day another shooting of philand% castile in st. paul.% these police involved shootings% of black men had led to protest% in cities around the country, % dallas was one of them and that% is what led to last night's event.% let me turn to jim cavanaugh, % long time official with the atf% jim, we call on your expertise % this morning as you look at what happened.% we know you are grieving with % your law enforcement colleagues% it seemed that this suspect or % suspects had some kind of % tactical expertise.% when you're talking about a %
sniper or snipers in elevated % positions earlier described as % sort of triangulating to get % after their targets. % >> that's right, savannah, but % people can pick that up quick.% you know, if they go to a % shooting range, sometimes they % practice paint ball, could be a% military veteran or prior polic% veteran or something.% it doesn't mean he is a total % s.w.a.t. tactically trained % person.% when he moved through those two% pillars he moved quite far away% from the cover.% we wouldn't do that in law % enforcement, an operator, % especially s.w.a.t. or srt % member would move right to the % pillar to stay in the cover.% but what the chief said is so % important and what the killer % says is so important.% that is his motive.% i mean, this is a premeditated % first degree murder, it's an % assassination and it's a hate % crime.% he hates police and he hates % white police. it's all of those things wrappe% up into one.% what we did not hear was were % there any other guns recovered.
the chief talked about one % shooter, but maybe some other % conspirators who might have bee% aiding and abetting.% the most unusual tactic that % s.w.a.t. command used here to % detonate a bomb to kill a suspect with one of the bomb % squad robots.% i don't recall a case in % america, although i'm not sayin% there's not somewhere someone, % but i don't recall a case using% a bomb by the police to kill a % barricaded suspect.% the last one i recall is the % move in philadelphia in 1985.% so it was very unusual, but i % think it went to the parking % garage, the location, they % couldn't get up probably the ramp and they had to use the % robot to take him out. % >> clearly felt that % negotiations had come to an end% and they felt there was no othe% option at that point.% jim cavanaugh, thank you.% gabe gutierrez before that.% to update everybody, 12 officer% shot last night in dallas, five% of them killed, two civilians % shot as well.% one suspect dead.% three others in custody.% and at noon local time in dalla%
the mayor has asked for the % community to pray and ask the % country to pray along withthem.% they have a lot more ♪ welcome to "today." it's friday morning, july 8th, 2016. i'm willie along with dylan. tamron and al are off. ellie kemper joins us. a shooting during peaceful planned protest over the recent shootings in louisiana and
minnesota. four officers in dallas killed were from the dpd, dallas police department. third was a dallas area rapid transit officer. his name is brent thompson. 43 years old. we learned in an interview on this show this morning that he was married two weeks ago. we learned at a press conference this morning that one suspect was killed when police sent in a robot with a bomb and detonated it. in the press conference moments ago dallas police chief talked about what happened in dallas last night. >> we're hurting. our profession is hurting. dallas officers are hurting. we are heartbroken. there are no words to describe
the atrocity that occurred to our city. all i know is that this must stop. this divisiveness between our police and our citizens. the suspect said he was upset about black lives matter. he said he was upset about the recent police shootings. the suspect said he was upset at white people. the suspect stated he wanted to kill white people especially white officers. the suspect stated he will eventually -- that we will eventually find the ieds. the suspect stated that he was not affiliated with any groups. >> all right. that's the chief there talking
about the death of four dallas police officers and another transit authority police officer in that shooting last night saying that the shooter in their back and forthwi with one man there to kill people. >> he wanted to kill police officers. and sadly they did. and that teaches us that these police officers stand between us and every day tragedy. these men that put their lives on the line last night and lost them and we have got to get to the bottom of it. more importantly, we have to lift up the families right now and lift up every officer in the united states of america. this is what happens day in and day out. >> president obama is abroad right now in warsaw, poland, for a nato summit. a short time ago he described the attack as vicious,
calculated and despicable. >> as i told mayor rawlings, i believe that i speak for every single american when i say that we are horrified over these events and that we stand united with the people and the police department in dallas. according to police, there are multiple suspects. we will learn more undoubtedly about their twisted motivations but let's be clear. there's no possible justification for these kinds of attacks. or any violence against law enforcement. >> that's the second time in just a few hours that president obama addressed the country from overseas in poland. he first talked about shootings in minnesota and baton rouge, louisiana, and then a few hours later after this dallas incident and death of five officers, he spoke again. this is the biggest loss of life of police officers in a single event since the attacks of september 11th in this country. let's go to gabe gutierrez
standing by with the latest. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we just heard from officials here and the police chief gave the most detailed account thus far of what the suspect said to police while he was barricaded inside that parking garage this morning. specifically he said he wanted not just to kill police officers but white police officers and the suspect said that he was upset about the recent police shootings across the country. of course over the past few days, we've seen those protests in louisiana, in minnesota. there's been a lot of anger throughout the country but up until now those protests had been peaceful for the most part. a few arrests in a few parts of the country. but this suspect again said that he wanted to kill white police officers. the suspect told police that he was acting alone. he also said according to the police chief, that he was upset with the black lives matter movement. there is conflicting information. the suspect said he was acting
alone but police do have three suspects in custody. the police chief would not give anymore information about that. he said he's not ruling anything out. often these type of cases, they need to track down every lead. right now it's unclear, however, whether it was just this suspect or perhaps there was another sniper. earlier in the day, police said it had been at least two snipers that opened fire on these police officers. now, the latest numbers we get from the mayor's office is that 12 officers were shot. five of them are dead. two civilians were also shot. but survived. again, we're learning for the first time what the suspect told police during his negotiation and we also learn that early this morning some time around 2:30 or so local time, that the suspect was killed by police when they sent in a robot to detonate a bomb. 12 officers killed. 12 officers shot. five are dead this morning. back to you. >> thank you so much.
those police officers who were there to protect the protesters who were protesting the actions of police officers in other parts of the country. a terrible story out of dallas. we'll be all over it this morning. keep you updated. >> obviously something that's hard as a tv journalist is to make that transition between the story everybody is talking about and trying to put a smile on people's faces especially this early in the morning. i think we have a story that certainly could put a smile on your face this morning. it has to do with this little girl and her love of the movie "frozen," of course. this girl got a very special "frozen" theme surprise. this is 9-year-old kristen mitchell born without her right hand and wrist. she was surprised with a custom made prosthetic for her hand that featured "frozen." it was done by a group of students in new york. they spent six months developing this prosthetic. they used a 3-d printer. look how happy. these pictures are amazing. her mom maria mitchell explained that she identifies with the
character elsa because she's different and she knows that she's different from everyone else but wants to make that the reason why she's better than everyone else. which is really cool. they added snowflakes and a crowd above her name and worked with global nonprofit enabling the future. really sweet to realize you're different but there's nothing wrong with that. >> that can be a good thing. you can use that to your own advantage and power, which is -- >> the smile on her face says it all. "frozen" still making little girls happy. it's unbelievable. >> i have a horrible confession. i haven't seen it. >> i haven't seen it either. have you? >> i avoided it many times. it's not because it's not good. it's great. i saw it once. if you have young children, you could see it thousands and thousands of times. i slip out of the back of the room sometimes. it's good. people love it. >> it's amazing how even if you haven't seen the movie, you know
the songs and most lines from the movie just from being around kids. >> we have something else we want to show you. serena williams won the semifinal match yesterday at wimbledon. afterward posting a short video on snapchat. >> i'm in the in crowd now. i'm with royalty. >> that's duchess kate middleton and sophie, the countess. >> who is more impressed to be with who in that picture? >> honestly my thought was that's so cool i'm with serena williams and i saw someone else there. >> i think sophie should be the most honored. >> my gosh. >> serena watch that 6-2, 6-0 and now in another major final tomorrow at wimbledon. >> throwing the love. >> tennis pro.
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and just graduated high school. >> he's currently gracing the cover of "seventeen" magazine. what aren't you doing right now? >> i don't know. >> of all of the things between the sold-out tour, new album in fall, and graduating. what's the highlight? >> it's crazy. it's just all happening. i can't really focus on one thing. they are all fun in their own ways. it was so much fun going home and graduating with my friends and seeing all of those people and going back and realizing none of them ever treated me differently. it was an eye opening experience. but then i come here and do what i just did and it's insane. >> there has to be screaming and crying when you go back to your high school from freshmen. >> i stand outside. >> i go to high school and nobody knows who i am. >> i am a dinosaur. not on any social media. >> a dinosaur. i never heard that term.
>> i don't know much about social media. i don't use it. you came up on social media. do you think what life would be like without it? >> no, i don't. i guess growing up my age is where everything started happening. it was second nature to me. no. if i didn't have social media, i wouldn't even be able to get people out here. there are so many platforms that make it so easy for me to get music and things i'm doing across. >> is it exhausting to keep posting or is that just sort of your thing? >> i guess you could see it being exhausting but it's more so just like a thing that i just do. i did it before. i had to do it. i still do it because i like doing it. >> social media helps but you have to have talent. let's be clear about that. >> we're obsessed with something you were telling us in the commercial break. you have to come here, play early in the morning. unusual to play at this hour. what time did you wake up this morning? >> 2:00 a.m. >> what did you do when you woke up? >> i went for a jog.
>> a jog in brooklyn at 2:00 a.m. if i was spilling out of a bar at 2:00 a.m. in brooklyn -- >> i think i saw you actually. i didn't say anything. i'm super scared i won't able to sing so i make sure i'm up for a whole day before i sing. >> what time do you go to bed? >> i don't sleep. >> we had you here before. it's fun to watch the crowd grow every time you come back to the point now where you have filled basically two to three city blocks full of your fans. what is it like to stand on the stage and look out at that and think how far you've come. >> i was nervous. it was just this beautiful thing to look at. all of the fans in the crowd and all of the towers and sun coming down. wow. that was definitely by far the coolest tv thing i've ever done. >> he just called everyone out
there beautiful. so all of the girls sitting out there, shawn mendes called you beautiful. >> i can't get over it. everywhere we go, i wouldn't be half as cool as they didn't show up. i wouldn't be cool. they make me look really cool. it's awesome. >> i hear you also got your first tattoo. can you tell us what it is? >> i'll show it actually. >> i can't show mine. >> i'm excited about it. it's a guitar and there's a city here and trees and stuff. this is actually a sound wave of my parents and my sister saying i love you. >> i don't understand. what? >> it's, okay, dinosaur. i forgot. the voice notes. you can record voice note and so i recorded a voice note of them saying it and screen shotted it. >> i don't know any of these things. >> no cord to the wall.
amazing what they're doing. >> so cool. i love that. >> i like that you didn't get barbed wire. this is good. >> we're so happy to have you here. you filled up the plaza. we love watching your success. congratulations. >> you're going to sing your latest song later for us. coming up next, the big animated adventure in theaters today. ellie is going to tell us about her starring role in "the secret life of pets." >> it's about see me. see me. don't stare at me. see me. see me. see me to know that psoriasis is just something that i have. i'm not contagious. see me to know that... ...i won't stop until i find what works. discover cosentyx, a different kind of medicine for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. proven to help the majority of people find clear or almost clear skin. 8 out of 10 people saw 75% skin clearance at 3 months.
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good morning. i'm vai sikahema. it's just about 9:30. we have a heat wave on the way. let's get the forecast from meteorologist erika martin. >> vai, another hot day on tap, excessive heat warning in fakt until 6:00 p.m. conditions will absolutely be uncomfortable and even though we're going to top out in the 90s, it's going to feel like 100s for some of us. that's because dew point are also very uncomfortable. be safe out there. hour by hour forecast, i want to show you, it looks like we have the threat of a severe storm later this afternoon. we'll keep you updated. >> thank you. >> philadelphia police are taking extra precautions after 12 police officers were shot in dallas last night. five of those officers died. this morning, we asked
philadelphia police commissioner richard ross if this will impact the way philadelphia handles the upcoming democratic national convention. >> all these things have an impact. the reason we police large scale events the way we do is because of events that have transpired in the past. they make things a little more difficult, but we will rise to the occasion, and we will insure the safety of all those present, as we have done with many large-scale events, whether it's the papal visit or the dnc. >> commissioner ross also told us that officers will be riding in pairs after the shooting. philadelphia police will also be extra vigilant at protests planned for later today. speaking of the dnc, these are the road closures that go into faekd two weeks from tomorrow in south philadelphia. the red lines are closures. green lines are restrictions and yellow lines are authorized only. we'll have another update in twoifrb minutes. you can get the latest news and weather with the nbc10 app.
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duchess of cambridge, got a close-up look at some of the planes and helicopters. it was all just cute. maybe if you play your cards right, the duchess will let you have some clothes for your prince. >> that would be nice if i could borrow those clothes. that would be fantastic. her clothes, too. the weather looks nice for the weekend. hotter than you've seen recently across the northern plains low to mid 90s. spotty showers and storms through the midwest and also very unsettled across the northeast on saturday. we'll see random showers and storms pop up throughout the day. temperatures a little bit cooler because of the clouds, too. on sunday, a slight risk of stronger storms through the northern plains with hail and damaging winds a possibility there. and in the northeast, it clears out for the most part except across extreme northern new england where we could hang onto those showers. 88 in washington d.c. some relief from the heat. hot and humid down south with feels-like temperature above 100 and pacific northwest, seattle
could get break but you could see clouds and showers and temperatures in the low good friday morning. i'm meteorologist sheena parveen. for today, we're going to be in the 90s. that makes this an official heat wave. and it will feel like triple digits out there. humid afternoon thunderstorms around. and then we go into your weekend. temperatures still in about the mid 90s. we'll see some scattered showers and storms. then by sunday, we're really going to dry out. lower humidity, much more comfortable for sunday with mostly sunny skies. have a great weekend. >> that's your latest forecast. >> beside from being our wonderful co-host, ellie has a big movie comine ining out righ. she's starrshe's starring in "t life of pets." >> she's oblivious to drama going on under her nose. >> he's ruining our life. it's an emergency you get rid of
this dog. he stole my and he's scary and frightening and death of all good things. >> you cutie pie. we'll play tomorrow, buddy. sleep well. >> are you trying to get rid of me? >> before i answer that, i would like to know how much you heard. >> this movie is so much fun. i've been lucky enough to see it because i interviewed about it and kenny and eric stonestreet yesterday. amazing cast. i just told you today is my son's birthday. you know what he asked for? tickets to "the secret life of pets." i said no. no. we're not going. >> no celebration first of all. glad you set the record straight. you shouldn't be seeing it. >> totally inappropriate. kids are going to love it. someone described it as "toy story" for pets. >> i'm dying to see it.
>> it's very sweet and funny and all-star lineup. i can't believe that i'm listed among these names. kevin hart, eric stonestreet and it's a funny movie that adults will enjoy as well. it's what happens when the owners go away. human owners go away for the day. what antics your pets get into which is very cool. look how cool i am. look at my outfit. i'm effortlessly chic. >> that's my favorite part about my character. i got to tell you, it takes work. i'm chic. it's with effort to look this good. >> are you a pet person? were you before this? does this have you thinking differently about pets? >> i didn't grow up with pets. dotti didn't want to clean up after a dog. my mom. i feel awkward around pets like they can sense i don't know what i'm doing.
>> i feel like that when kids are around. i can relate. >> this is going to go real well. we'll compare notes. that was cool because i got to actually play a character who is very good with pets. it was fun. >> this movie is awesome. people will love it. you have a book coming out. >> i do. >> what i love is it's a memoir where you talk about lessons learned in my long life. it's not a memoir. >> it's not a memoir. i'm so furious. it was called -- i'm too young to have a memoir. let's just say that. what wisdom do i have to impart? i would not insult america by calling this book a memoir. >> what would you call it? >> a collection of humorous ess essays. how is that? there will be no lessons taught. i have learned nothing. >> so much good stuff going on in ellie kemper's life which is
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>> announcer: "today's food" brought to you by bush's baked beans. no matter what you're making, we have a bean for you. >> we've been all about sup super simple dishes. melissa clark is here to show us how to create the ultimate lobster roll. i lived in new england for ten years of my life. i love lobster roll. >> have you ever made one before? >> never actually made one. it sounds complicated. >> so easy. the only hard part is taking lobster out of the shell. it's like making a salad.
>> jazzing it up with homemade mayonnaise. >> you can flavor it with dill and herbs and lemon. if you want to make the best lobster roll, just make your mayo homemade. it takes a minute. >> first dealing with lobster itself. >> you can buy steamed lobsters. most places that sell you lobsters will steam it for you. you take it home. you pull it apart. you have the tail right here. >> that's good stuff. >> this is the best part. you take a scissors and cut right through like that. the meat just pulls right out like that. >> nice. i see you have -- it's all meat right there. >> and then if you want to get claws, you can use crackers. if you don't have crackers, the back of a knife. right in there. >> it's a little messy but worth it. >> that's why we wear aprons to keep our dresses clean.
and this you're going to have to chop. you just pull apart. pulls apart easy. make your mayo. i have mustard which is important for mayo because it adds flavor and a little bit of water. egg yoke. >> just a raw egg. >> this is lemon juice and lemon zest. lemon zest is key. that adds fresh lovely flavor. it's fantastic with lobster. and then you slowly pour in your oil. >> could you mix this by hand? >> it's noisy. you get the idea. you could mix it by hand. >> secret is buttery bun. >> yes. for one second we're going to switch. if you just add lots of butter to your buns and toast them, you end up with that. >> are you enjoying your toasted
bun? >> incredible. so good. >> i want to point out dill is the other secret ingredient. it's not traditional for lobster rolls. it's so good. herbs are great with lobster. add the dill. that's all. >> then we just assemble. >> then we assemble and we eat. >> i can't wait to eat this. >> are you guys enjoying? >> lobster is so good. you can't underestimate the importance of a buttery bun. makes the whole thing. >> some say butter. some say mayo. i say buttery bun and mayo. >> only reason i don't shove this in my face right now is because of raw egg. you made me without. >> no raw eggs. i'm going to eat this one. you eat that one. >> thank you for simple dishes we made this week, head to today.com/food.
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>> as we polish off our lobster rules, coming up on sunday's "today," it was the great ellie kemper. she'll be my guest on sunday. inkre incredible rise to stardom. we'll talk about that and more on sunday. >> want to thank you, ellie, for coming by. >> thank you for having me. thank you. >> next time we see you, you may have alleg little something. >> i'll need your help. >> keep him away from you. >> not a kid person even though she's about to be a mom. thank you for being here. "the secret life of pets" is out
good morning. i'm vai sikahema. ilities. just about 10:00 a.m. we're closing on triple digit temperatures. let's get our forecast from erika martin. >> vai, a very hot day in the forecast. it looks like a heat wave officially by this afternoon. excessive heat warning issued by the national weather service until 6:00 p.m. conditions are uncomfortable and unsafe. high temperatures closing in on 100s today. it feels like warmer than that. that's because dew points will be in the 70s.
very uncomfortable day on tap. hour by hour forecast, we could see a severe storm later this afternoon. back to you. >> thank you. philadelphia police are taking extra precautions after 12 police officers were shot in dallas last night. five of those officers died. this morning, we spoke with philadelphia police commissioner richard ross. >> men and women here will take appropriate measures to insure their safety. obviously, putting out additional radio clips reminding them to be cautious and vigilant. probably will be two persons for the next couple days until we figure out what's going on in dallas. as you know, we haven't been able to glean exactly what it's about. >> stay with nbc10 at 11:00 this morning for more on the deadly officer shootings in dallas. i'm vai sikahema. we'll have another update for you coming up in 25 minutes. of course, you can always get the latest news and the weather with the nbc10 app. we'll send you back to the "today" show. have a great day. another update for you in about
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