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breaking news tonight. authorities now say a suicide belt has been discovers in paris. authorities want to know, does it belong to the aught attacker on the run? and now, investigators say, he is not alone. we will have late details coming in. just just days before thank s thanksgivings, preparing for the worst, a drill in the new york city subway. and tonight, increased security for the patriots and the bills. the rain, wind and snow beginning tonight, moving across s s wednesday and thursday. donald trump under fire, after comments about 9/11, saying he watched thousands and thousands of people cheering as the building came down. and breaking developments
tonight in the case of the pastor's wife, shot and killed while he was away. dna, phone tracking and, tonight, two arrests. good evening. and it's great to have you with us on a monday night. we begin with the breaking news. the alert for american travelers, just moments ago and it comes just as millions now prepare to travel for the thanksgiving holiday. the state department issuing a worldwide travel alert, due to increased terrorist threats. of course, american cities on heightened alert already. and tonight, a major new discovery overseas we're following. dramatic stills of the drills right here in new york city. police and s.w.a.t. teams practicing the event of a suicide bombing or an attack on the subway. it comes as investigation ors say a suicide belt has been found in paris. abc's jonathan karl is standing by at the white house, but
first, abc's cecilia vega on the tips being taken right now to keep americans safe. >> reporter: tonight, amid that new alert, the state department department's warning due to increased terrorist threats. hundreds of officers, their guns drawn, shots fired. a terror attack on a new york subway. this time, it was only a drill. but they are preparing for the worst. >> we are, and we continue to be, and we have been, concerned about copy cat-like attacks. attacks in this propaganda video, showing images of new york's iconic times square. and the city showing its muscle. corner, heavily armed police, too. a new counterterrorism unit, 1,000 more officers. >> it could happen here. it could happen anywhere. but here in new york city, the new york city police department is the most qualified department in the country, if not the world. >> reporter: it's not just new
york. from drills in los angeles -- >> respond, code three to training exercise. >> reporter: to the nfl, increasing security at every stadium around the country. at the height of holiday travel from train stations to airports, stepped up police presence. jitters flying high. this southwest airlines flight diverted to kansas city sunday because officials say three passengers didn't follow crew instruction. once of several similar incidents this past week. in each case, the passengers were cleared and put on other flights. >> and see cecilia vega live with us. the state department not listing specific locations, but here in new york, they've already taken added measures. >> reporter: that's right, david. that alert is global, but i can tell you, even out here in times square, that alert feels especially high tonight. today, authorities in new york unveiling a new app where people can send to them on their cell phone photos of suspicious activity that they see.
see something, send something. >> sending it straight to authorities. cecilia vega leading us off live in new york. cecilia, thank you. and that state department alert reading this. current information suggesting that i sil or isis and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. these attacks may employ a variety of tactics, using conventional and nonconferenceal weapons and targeting both official and private interests. so, let's get right to abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl tonight. jon, why issue the warning now? and we took special note that they did not list specific locations here. >> reporter: that's right. but david, they said that this travel alert comes specifically in response to the attacks that we have seen in paris, in mali, in egypt and elsewhere. while they say there is no specific intelligence, that the terrorists want to strike again. the alert reads, david, authorities believe the likelihood of terror attacks
return from syria and iraq, extremists have targeted large sporting events, theaters, open markets and aviation services. officials have made it clear to us tonight, they are not telling americans not to travel around the world, but to be vigilant. they have offered a few tips. among those tips include u.s. citizens should exercise vigilance in public places or using transportation. two, be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid large crowds or crowded places. particularly caution around the holidays. so, david, really what they're saying is, be vigilant and use common sense. we are in a high threat environment. >> americans on alert tonight with thanksgiving just dames away. jon karl tonight, thank you. meantime, to that new and major clue in paris tonight. what appears to be a suicide belt discovered just outside the city. and the question, did it belong to the terror attack suspect they are still looking for? tonight, in brussels, a city on lockdown. that's where authorities say he was last seen. that city remains on the highest
warnings about an imminent attack. abc's matt gutman is in brussels tonight, where they believe that alleged eighth attacker is not on the run alone. >> reporter: the most wanted man in the world, salah abdelsalam still on the run, and tonight, a new mystery. authorities believe he is not alone. this, as a suicide belt has turned up in a suburb of paris, ten days later. the question tonight -- did it belong to abdeslam? authorities say his cell phone signal was pinging in the very same suburb. as the hunt for that eighth attacker and his acome polices continues, the belgian prime minister extending that alert of an immeant possible terror attack for another week. brussels, the seat of nato, on lockdown. overnight, s.w.a.t. teams in masks swarming the neighborhood of molenbeek. among the arrested, a fourth man lunn linked to the paris attacks from one neighborhood. we imbedded with a brussels
driving right up to those road blocks. this whole city is on block lockdown. everywhere you go, you see police officers with masks, machine gun. >> army. >> reporter: army. the center city on lockdown. police warning us -- >> if we start shooting, you're in the cross fire. >> reporter: investigators confirming that a second bomber, this man, infiltrated europe posing as a refugee, registering in a greek island. and the american rock band that was on stage during the attacks speaking now for the first time in an upcoming exclusive interview with vice news about the courage of its fans. >> a great reason why so many were killed is because so many people wouldn't leave their friends. so many people put themselves in front of people. >> and matt gutman with us now live from brussels. matt, you're in the neighborhood, where that eighth attacker lived, very much the center of the manhunt tonight? >> reporter: that's right, david. so many of those s.w.a.t. raids happened here, including the
four paris attackers. look at the end of that block, right there, that last fugitive, abdeslam, right near this police station. david? >> all right, matt gutman live in brussels tonight. matt, thank you. our coverage of the terror alert for this evening. in the meantime tonight, we're going to turn now to what could be some very dangerous driving with the holidays approaching. that thanksgiving storm brewing in the west. powerful winds hitting later tonight and moving east ward. it was already a rough start over the weekend. in the midwest, a blast of snow. more than 1,000 flights grounded in chicago alone. passengers right there, sleeping on cots. so, let's get right to chief meteorologist ginger zee who will be tracking this all week long. >> reporter: let me time out the storm for you. we want to take you to the winter storm warnings and advisories that go all the way up through the northern rockies. so, you see who is going to be affected fist. here is the timing. the biggest travel day of the year on wednesday, i think a place like salt lake city is an airport to watch. san francisco may have some low visibilities. and watch as that cold front
moves to the east. on thanksgiving day itself, when you're making that drive to anyone's home, your family, your friends, from dallas to oklahoma city, i-3 a 5 could see heavy storms. chicago back to des moines, just had all that snow. you could see some flooding. finally, skiers and snowboarders rejoice, but you may have to use chains on the higher elevations. >> ginger zee with us tonight. ginger, thank you. also, at this hour, to the race for 2016. donald trump under fire tonight for what he claims he saw on 9/11. hundreds, perhaps thousands cheering as the towers fell. dr. ben carson saying he saw it, too, but late today, offering an apology. meanwhile, the new poll showing trump's lead holding firm. carson ten points behind. but first tonight, the two candidates, the firestorm over what they said they saw on 9/11, one candidate standing his ground. the other reversing course at this hour. abc's tom llamas on the campaign trail. >> reporter: tonight,
saw, refusing to back away from this comment many say is a lie. >> i watched when the world trade center came tumbling down, and i watched in jersey city, new jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering. >> reporter: george asking trump about it on "this week." >> you saw that -- >> it was on television. i saw it. >> with your own eyes? >> george, it did happen. >> police say it didn't happen. >> there were people that were cheering on the other side of new jersey, where you have large arab populations. they were cheering as the world trade center came down. it was well covered at the time, george. >> reporter: today, dr. ben carson says he saw it, too. >> did you see that happening though on 9/11?? >> i saw the film of it, yeah. >> in new jersey? >> yeah. >> reporter: but jersey city officials tell abc news they have no record of any of this ever happening. after 9/11, news reports featured this video of palestinians celebrating in the west bank, but no footage of muslims cheering in new jersey has ever surfaced.
new jersey governor chris christie. >> i do not remember that. i think if it had happened, i would remember it. >> reporter: but trump defiant, today tweeting a "washington post" story which reported law enforcement questioning a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks. today, "the washington post" saying those allegations were never proven and one of the reporters of the original story saying, "i certainly do not remember anyone saying that thousands of even hundreds of people were celebrating." >> reporter: and david, tonight, dr. ben carson apologizing and clarifying for what you heard him just saw in a report, saying he saw video from the middle east, not new jersey. now tonight, i spoke to trump supporters gathered here for a rally. they tell me they don't care if he gets things wrong. they say trump is only human. david? >> tom llamas on the trump campaign tonight. tom, thank you. and to new orleans this evening, major developments in the case of a good samaritan making national headlines. the medical student tonight in guarded condition after trying to help a young woman under
attack. her attacker turning the gun on him and this incredible moment as the gun jams. tonight, a suspect now under arrest and abc's ryan owens in new orleans. >> reporter: survey illance video shows peter gold as a gunman shoots him in the stomach. watch as the shooter tries to finish him off with at least two shots to the head. his gun jams and the aspiring dr. doctor lives. >> his courage is an example of the fact that the citizens of new orleans are not going to turn a blind eye to crime. >> reporter: at 4:00 friday morning, surveillance cameras catch a drunk young woman stumbling alone down a new orleans street. watch as the gunman approaches moments later. you can see him dragging the woman toward his suv. enter the medical student. there's gold's car. watch as he spots the trouble and races the wrong way down a one-way street to confront the
tonight, 21-year-old euric cain is charged with attempted murder. new orleans police say he's confessed to shooting the good samaritan. gold recovering here at the hospital behind me. his family says he's in guarded condition. the woman he helped escape, she has no serious injuries and his friends tell us, gold is the kind of guy who, quote, always has your back. david? >> ryan owens with us tonight from new orleans. ryan, thank you. we turn to the economy this evening and a megamerger. two pharmaceutical giants, pfizer and allergan. the $160 billion deal will create the largest drug company in the world now. pfizer expected to move its aller allergan is located. and with black friday just days away, today, a bold new move from walmart. starting their cyber monday sales on sunday. abc's rebecca jarvis on what
we'll all see before the thanksgiving dinner is even over. >> reporter: tonight, shoppers already camping out. these in california, hoping to be the first in line for the black friday sales rush. but this year, even less reason to trade in your turkey for a tent. >> a lot of retailers now are matching their in-store deals with online promotions, so, you don't have to worry about going to the store and finding that illusive tv. >> reporter: adobe crunching the numbers on 55 million different products at 4,500 different retailers, finding the best day to shop for jewelry is thanksgiving. for clothes, thanksgiving and christmas. for toys, next monday. and on electronics, like tvs, early this week is the best time to find a deal, followed by thanksgiving and black friday. black friday, don't worry, there's cyber monday, cyber sunday, there are deals all season. >> reporter: and david, if you're planning to hit the
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the pastor's pregnant wife, shot dead in her own home. her young son, right there. two men tonight now charged in her death, a third being investigated. one of the suspects allegedly describing to police some of what happened in that home. here's abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: tonight, charges filed in the murder of 28-year-old pregnant mother amanda blackburn, the wife of a local indianapolis pastor. >> i moved to south carolina with davey. >> reporter: after a 13-day manhunt, police saying 18-year-old larry taylor and 21-year-old jalen watson broke into the blackburn home, steaming a laptop and debit cards after having committed two other burglaries earlier that morning. >> it started with the initial burglary, and evidence from that burglary led us to the subsequent burglaries and then the homicide. >> reporter: amanda's husband, pastor davey blackburn, had left the house at 6:11 a.m. on november 10th for the gym, leaving the front door unlocked. that's when police say taylor and watson walked in, then watson and another accomplice
drove to the atm, to take $400 out of amanda's account. taylor stayed in the home, later telling friends he shot amanda when she charged at him, so that he wouldn't be scratched, and then that he shot her in the head. when pastor blackburn went into the house at 8:20 a.m., he found his wife with three gunshot wounds. blackburn telling abc's george stephanopoulos about his anguish, especially for their 1-year-old son. >> one of the hardest things in this whole process is knowing that he's not going to grow up with amanda. >> reporter: and david, police say they have a slew of evidence from all those burglaries. that third alleged accomplice is david? >> gio, thank you. when we come back here on a monday night, a thanksgiving gift of sorts when it comes to gas prices this week. and as millions of you just get the question. can you guess the city with the worst bottlenecked traffic in america? the new list out tonight. and then, the popular tv star revealing a medical scare. the alert viewer who saw something while watching the program might have saved his life. you're down with cr >>yes! when diet and exercise aren't enough,
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