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making news in america this morning, terror in brussels. a massive search under way right now. the mystery man in the hat and white coat moments before the airport explosion, the clues already surfacing from this photo. why one glove on both of these men? plus, caught in the chaos. >> there was a massive explosion. it was really like a whoosh. >> the american helping people from the mangled train. blast.
now witnessed his third terror attack, boston, paris and brussels. >> we have live team coverage on the survival stories, the investigation and the security here at home. good wednesday morning. we're going to get started with brussels on edge this morning as authorities hunt for those attacks. >> this morning raids are happening across belgium, the search uncovering explosive devices and an isis flag. >> take a look at this picture. three men seen at the airport before the explosion. investigators believe one of them is on the run. the other two identified moments ago as brothers with criminal records. >> and proof the attackers wanted to cause maximum damage, an x-ray from a survivor shows a three-inch bolt in the patient's chest likely from one of the bombs.
kanani is standing by in washington, d.c. but we'll get started with alex marquardt who is in brussels this morning and alex, those local media reports just identified two of the airport bombers. >> reporter: good morning, kendis, that's right. the two men on the left side believed to be brothers. this according to rtf. the names that they released this morning is khalid and brahim bakraoui going through the airport with that third man. you can see those big bags on the cart believed to be the two suicide bombers who detonated their explosives just after 8:00 yesterday morning at zaventem international airport. the way they were identified was reportedly through a taxi driver who took them to the airport. once authorities released that photo of the three men, the taxi driver recognized them, got in touch with the police and told the police where he picked them
that was the neighborhood called scar scarbeck. they went to that house and raided it as you mentioned and found an explosive device containing nails as well as chemicals and an isis flag. >> speaking of those raids what do we know about the search for that third suspect? >> reporter: the third suspect is now the prime suspect, the one who got away. we don't know whether he was meant to be a suicide bomber. i was at the airport. there was a third explosion. that was a controlled explosion by the authorities to detonate now we understand explosives that didn't go off. now, whether that third man was meant to be a suicide bomber is not clear. there is speculation and i emphasize this is speculation, not confirmed. hopefully we'll get guidance later on the third man could be someone named najim laachraoui. his name and note to were released as a man who was connected to the paris attacks,
he is believed to be the bombmaker for the paris attacks. his dna has been found in a house near brussels where traces of explosives were found and used in paris a very many specific, very complex type of explosive called tatp which is able to be built with chemicals and elements you buy over the counter. at the same time it's extremely volatile so you need someone specialized to put it together and authorities believe that the person who has been putting some of these together and supplying hem to the isis-related groups is this 24-year-old named najim laachraoui. >> some interesting new details coming out of there. a 24-year-old possibly linked to all of this. alex, i know it's been just over 24 hours since we were talking about all of this. how has the mood of that city changed? >> reporter: it's a strange mood. i know this city well. it's eerie.
in the center of brussels and has been shut down. the public transportation system yesterday was completely shut down. now it's coming back online. many of the buses are back up the airport estimate is closed. it's expected to re-open tomorrow. this is what they call the place de la bource and a memorial is growing and people have been coming out to lay flowers, light candles, pay their respects. up there at the top of the stairs there is a sign that united against hate so we're seeing a lot of the same feelings of sadness, anger, nervousness after we saw after the paris attacks. this square here very reminiscent of what we saw on the place de la republiclique.
brussels. investigators are analyzing the surveillance images of the suicide bombers. >> okay, of course, you saw these photos and they're wheeling luggage carts. wearing black gloves on their left hands which may have concealed the triggers for the bomb. >> whether it's wires, strings, a button, something is in there that they -- when they move their hand, it actually makes the bomb go off. >> belgian authorities established a connection to a site and the paris mastermind captured. >> back in this country commuters will be seeing increased security at airports and train stations this morning. >> yeah, with many images like these from the brussels subway attack u.s. officials are taking no chances, even though they insist there is no specific threat against the homeland here. abc's bazi kanani has more now from washington. >> reporter: this morning, passengers and major american
>> we've seen a lot more police presence. >> reporter: from new york to washington, d.c., chicago to los angeles, increased security and more officers in subways, train stations and airports. after the horrific terror attacks in brussels authorities in the u.s. are taking no chances. the only night from brussels to the u.s. tuesday was stopped on the tarmac, not even allowed to the gate until after passengers and bags were screened. >> they just told us there was a situation. we're just going to take time for security. >> reporter: a brief scare in denver. part of the terminal evacuated until some suspicious baggage was cleared. in houston getting ready to host 100,000 fans, officers are working with heightened concern. >> three, two, one. >> reporter: over the last year as a u.s.-led coalition pushed isis out of more of its territory in the middle east, experts say the group created sleeper cells to strike abroad.
external attack division last year. >> reporter: u.s. officials say they are not aware of any isis cells in the u.s. at present. but the fbi is monitoring dozens of americans across the country who have shown sympathies for isis. in the past few years, 103 americans were charged with trying to join or support isis, far fewer than in europe. communities here in the united states are not as isolated, not as alienated as what we've seen in certain places in europe. >> reporter: and the state department has issued another advisory for americans traveling to europe. warning that terrorists are planning more attacks there at sporting events, tourist sites and on public transportation. reena, kendis. >> everybody on high alert, bazi kanani live in washington, thank you so much. a terror attack came as president obama was wrapping up his visit to cuba. in a nationally televised speech he made a brief reference saying
there and will do whatever it can to bring those responsible to justice and the president kept to his schedule attending the tampa bay rays game and spoke about his reasons for attending. >> what they can do is scare and make people afraid and disrupt our daily lives and divide us. and as long as we don't allow that to happen, we're going to be okay. >> the president is now in argentina for a state dinner and for a town hall event with young people. >> first family arriving overnight. results still coming in from an important primary date. plus the candidates reacting to the attack. an american hero helping pry the door open getting people to safety. the pictures seen around the world.
more from brussels in a moment but first the election results coming in overnight. >> republicans in arizona giving a landslide win to donald trump who gets all of the state's 58 delegates there. >> however, ted cruz wins the republican presidential caucuses in utah. his victory more than 50% meaning that he gets all 40 delegates. >> for the democrats hillary clinton getting the win in arizona. >> but bernie sanders wins the democratic caucuses in utah. and he wins idaho, as well, saying overnight that those two wins give him confidence of major victories to come. >> but the biggest story may have been the long lines at the polls. some voters waiting up to five hours to cast their ballots in arizona, witnesses say an elderly woman fainted while waiting in the phoenix area. hundreds of voters were still in
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packed with nails and the state department issued a travel alert warning them about traveling throughout europe especially during the easter holiday. >> hearing from the americans who were trapped after the attack. brian carroll from washington, d.c. was on board that train and helped pry the door open after the explosion. >> as we're pulling into the maalbeek station there was a massive explosion. we heard it. we felt it. the car immediately or train immediately stopped. the lights went out, the power went out on the train. everyone fell to the ground immediately. it was clear to me at least that this was a terrorist attack. door. we all forced open the door. just decided to go for it and find safety. >> good to know he's doing all right. shortly after getting off the train brian was able to contact his family back home.
on the mind of presidential candidates each claiming to be the most qualified to fight terrorism. brandi hitt has details. >> reporter: the race for the white house is now dominated by talk of terrorism. following the bombings in brussels. >> we've got to defeat them online, you know, that is where they radicalize. >> reporter: hillary clinton calling for quick action but gop front-runner donald trump going much further than that telling abc news he'd waterboard surviving paris attacker salah abdeslam to get more information. >> i would use maximum, maximum interrogation technique. i would have waterboarding and i'd go a step further. >> reporter: ted cruz is pushing for more patrol on muslim neighborhoods in the u.s. >> it is good law enforcement to focus on where threats are emanating from and anywhere there is a locust of
john kasich say that sends the wrong message. >> in our country we don't want to create divisions where we say, okay, well, your religion, you're a muslim so therefore we'll keep an eye on you. organization. we are not fighting a religion. >> reporter: we're going to be hearing a lot more terror talk this afternoon hillary clinton is set to give a counterterrorism speech at stanford university. reena and kendis. >> thank you, brandi. more from brussels in a now. a dramatic rescue from a texas swimming pool by a 5-year-old as seen on surveillance video. alison anderwald saw her mom at the bottom of the pool. she suffered a seizure. her daughter got her head out of the water then ran for help. mother and daughter are doing just fine this morning. >> hulk hogan is speaking out in an exclusive interview, the former pro wrestler was just awarded $140 million in his lawsuit against gawker sobbing
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tributes for brussels pouring in overnight. landmarks around the world lit up in black, yellow and red, the eiffel tower, the trevi fountain in rome and one world trade center showing the colors of the belgian flag. >> three mormon missionaries are among the nine americans injured in the blast all recovering from their wounds in the hospital. >> the parents of one young man said he had been treated for second degree burns and shrapnel injuries. clayton sandell has more. >> reporter: mormon missionaries seriously hurt in the blast, richard norby, empey and mason wells and fanny clain of france. wells 19 burned and hit by shrapnel able to call his parents from his hospital bed.
>> yeah, and my right hand is also kind of badly burned. >> he was extremely close to the blast. words can't describe the joy and the relief that we felt to hear his voice. >> reporter: empey is 20. his injuries include second and third-degree burn, norby is 66 and attends this church in lehigh, utah. remarkably this is the third terror attack for mason wells. he was only a block away from the boston marathon bombing, wells was also in france last november when terrorists attacked paris. >> i just have to think that he through this. >> reporter: the u.s. state department says they do not believe any americans were killed in the attack but they are still trying to account for all u.s. citizens and government employees. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> and surely among the most recognized victims of the bomb blast at the brussels airport is a wounded woman with her clothes in tatters. this photo on the front page of newspapers.
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the latest from brussels attasck that killed 34 people and put nearly 200 other sin the hospital.a look at the international manhunt and who polcie are looking for. another tuesday, another set of primaries or cacuses.three states up for grabs.we'll tell you who won who lost and how close candidates are to securing theie parties prospective nominations. after a series of threats, north college hill schools aren't taking any chances.the new set of extra-ordinary measure being implemented this morning. good morning i'm chris riva rivai'm kathrine nero..-warm and breezy again today-rain chances begin for thursday am drive-second round of storms develops in early afternoon, a few stronger storms possible it's going to be another pleasant forecast today as highs top out in the mid-60s along with partly cloudy skies and breezy winds. but rain is returning soon. showers will
morning drive. i'm timing out the second round of storms for later in the day ahead. the eyes and hearts of the world are with brussels this morning. morning.the city remain on lockdown...and an international manhunt is underway for this man.the suspected bomber that got away. 34 people were killed nearly 200 more injured in the series of bombs that rocked to belgian capitol early yesterday morning.this is video shot just moments after the explosion in brussels main airport.police there believe it was a three man job. (frederic van leeuw/belgian federal prosecutor ) "at the airport we have a photo of three suspects. we can assume that two of those three men have committed suicide - suicide attacks. the third