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departure zone and in the mean time, all those people stuck on the air side will have to remain where they are. >> i want to thank you so much for your reporting in london. i so appreciate you keeping us up to date with what is going on with this explosion coming out of brussels. live fromon with the updates of tuesday. mark: we' re following breaking news, multiple explosions at the brussels airport. lisa: you have been watching nbc news live. they have been checking in with their bureaus in london and bureaus. we heard one maybe two, and then
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mark: about four explosions around the city. nbc news broke into coverage this morning about 4:20 about what is happening over there. right now it seems everything is in chaos. lisa: we' re keeping you covered here at home, the latest on local news update at the bottom of your screen. we will have your news and traffic. nbc neit. and then a short time later in separate bombings there were several explosions in and around the brussels area. was one said to be in moleem beak. that is the area on friday are where salah abdeslam who was the
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he was arrested. the question is was this retribution for his arrest? or perhaps were there accomplices already in brussels planning something else with devices in their possession who then felt because of his arrest their locations and identities might have been compromised so they decided to carry out some attack prior to what they have been planning. we've got several conflicting reports but at the moment we can confirm that one person has been killed in that airport bombing. there were reports earlier of the injured being carried out on stretchers o awaiting balances. some people have said that some of the injured were carried on luggage carts out of the airport. there are some reports circulating that as many as 20
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these explosions. we've got people now fanning out throughout the area. i want to start with kelly, good morning. >> reporter: i'm on a train on my way into brussels about to arrive just in the next few minute. all traffic into airports has been halted. air traffic isn't getting in. road traffic. train traffic is not getting in. the area has been completely shuttle of you while emergency crews try to deal with all of the injured. as you mentioned we still don't know how many people have been hurt in this. but we are now it looks like dealing with several different locations. not just the airport but the possibility of people injured at least one metro station in brussels. metro has now been shut down and it appears the city coming to a
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people stopping on the street, checking mobil phones listening for more information trying to figure out what the do next. we on this train have not been told anything as far as announcements over the intercom. again, continuing on into central brussels, this is ongoing. there were suspicion s s there could possibly be some sort of attack in the days of the arrest of abdeslam. belgian officials saying that abdeslam had indicated that possibly something else was in the works but he wanted to start something in brussels. but again matt we don't have any confirmation on whether or not this is in fact some sort of suicide attack or the details of how these explosions happened. i'm sure you have seen the
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and absolutely devastating explosion inside. blasting ceiling tiles, blasting windows, people injured from flying glass as well. and we frankly still don't know how many are injured or dead. >> kelly, thank you very much. and in addition to the people arriving at that airport to take departing flights, there were people on planes arriving at that airport. some of those people were taken and held on a tarmac area. they were then later seen leaving that tarmac area. you can see scenes of people calmly walking through the streets in and around that area. we should mention now that belgium is on the highest state of alert. this is not something terribly new to the people of belgium. unfortunately they have been living at the high state of alert since the paris attack.
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in the area might plot further attacks. let's keep in mind we have a situation here where all air traffic in and out of belgium has now been closed and metro traffic in the city of brussels has also been brought to a standstill. >> and when you look at the pictures from the airport it appears from them that a significant explosion has taken place. windows blown out. debris strewn around. you are struck by the photos by if force of the blast that might impact. and then we have the reports as kelly was mentioning at the metro stations. one report suggesting smoke from
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they have been looking for a number of jihadists and salah abdeslam was found friday. those pictures there of that particular metro station. now if there were other metro stations hit too, then clearly we are talking about a number of attacks in a number of different places. they are not certain how many people who support isis were still on the run across europe, across brussels. perhaps this morning we're getting a picture of just how much were. >> let's recap for people who
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the east coast and finding out about this. shortly after 8:00 a.m. brussels time, two explosions rocked the airport. one was said to happen at curbside just near the departures terminal. that was perhaps a suicide bombing. then another explosion. these are inside the departures area. that one with devastating impact as you can see. and then a short time later, at least one explosion, perhaps multiple explosions inside the metro system in brussels. one said to be mere the maalbeek area where as suspected on friday abdeslam was arrested. in the last couple of days police said they were looking for an accomplice. so a couple of different scenarios perhaps playing out here. one is that these bombings were
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for the arrest of abdeslam. the other scenario is that perhaps there were accomplices already in the brussels area, perhaps plotting other attack bus clearly with devices in their possession to carry out those attacks and they may have felt they may have then been compromised. their identities and locations have been compromised by the arrest of abdeslam and they decided to carry out any attack, some attack just so they would not be arrested before they could cause carnage. and these are picture prs the brussels airport. people milling about. keep in mind there must have been thousands of people trying to get on flights and thousand os of others arriving at that airport. those people were taken off planes and sent to the tarmac until they could be safely evacuated from the airport.
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right now. in washington. kwlur hearing there is this. >> the question is what's going to happen at airports inside the united states. airport security at the perimeters, before you get into an airplane, is the responsibility not of tsa or homeland security but individual airports in the u.s. and so far we've been told they haven't yet given any guidance to airports in the united states on what they should do but if past experience is a guide, i think you can expect that larger airports in the u.s., new york, los angeles, perhaps miami will
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additional security, additional people sometimes we've seen in the past where they even restrict car travel at the front of airports in response to specific threats or perceived threats and that is something that american authorities are going to have to work out here in the coming hours as we come up to the same time of day where this bomb occurred in belgium which is roughly 8:00 a.m. they are assessing the situation. they are certainly aware of the reports. the european authorities are a little busy right now as you can manage. there hasn't been a lo of the communication and that is typical in a situation like this. but the u.s. is gathering information and trying to decide what guidance to give to airports in the u.s. but i suspect that many of them, we've seen this in the past where there are attacks overseas and airports here decide on their own what to do. so the new york area airports and the department of homeland security, we are waiting to hear.
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decide what guidance to give. >> i'm joined by savannah guthrie here in the studio. this took place, at least the airport attacks here at the most vulnerable part of this airport. you can drive up in a car. come on mass transit. you can get on a bus with a suitcase or backpack and walk into that area without passing through security. later once you have gone through security process it is more difficult. but at that part of the airport where there are lots of people milling about waiting to check in for flights and luggage, that is a very vulnerable place. >> and they have been well aware of this. and you simply reach a point where you can't move the security out any further. but this has always been a concern for airport, subway, train stations. any place where people gather is how far out do you move the security perimeter? we have seen in the past where
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they check cars as they get close. we've seen this around the country in past years where there are threats to airports where they will begin to restrict car traffic. stop curside check in. these are all the decisions that have to be made. >> and there is no question there is an area of intense focus by counterterrorism officials. part of security of course which is what we just talked about what you might have the perimeter. part is always tracking individual whose might be suspicious. and in the case of brussels belgium and in this one neighborhood, there is so much activity. there is so many islamists who are there. >> reporter: they have been worried about something like this as they realized the extent of this network involved in the
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have basically come into a rats nest of people with all sorts of different connections. but based on what they left behind in their apartments, all of the arms they had been accumulating, they worried that just something like this was planned. but there is no question that the european authorities have a special problem here. because so many people have been going from european countries into syria to fight with isis into isis controlled areas and coming back to europe. there is such a revolve ing door there. it's been extremely difficult to track. knock on wood it's been easier to track here in the u.s. not nearly the number and that is been the single most worry some pressure point in the picture because of this easy back and forth access. and almost impossible to track. and even though they may have a number of people that they are
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it gets so extreme that you are conducting triage on which other people you want to watch most carefully. it is not possible to watch all of them. >> and we talked over the last couple of months about isis switches and terrorists switching to soft targets. and while they are both soft targets that are extremely important because they shut down a city and a part of a country. when you attack airports and metro hub, you are freezing people in place. >> and these are terrorists and they want to spread fear in addition to causing injury and chaos. and they know that airports have a special kind of resonance. when you carry out these kind of attacks. people feel especially vulnerable there. and it is a place where people come from all over, and they get a lot of attention. you can understand the twisted nonetheless thinking that went
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>> as we've been talking about. salah abdeslam who was one of the fixers in the pairs attacks in november has been captured and he is being interrogated by authorities. and not only did they want to know what they could find out about the paris attacks. the key issues were there any other attacks in the offing. obviously it is too soon to know but certainly that has to raise eyebrows that you have his capture at along last and then these incidents just within a few days. >> well i think the question they will try to figure out is was this a plan already in place and they simply accelerated it because they feared more and more people were being rounded up and it was sort of now and never? retaliation? and they are going to have to figure that out. and there will be plenty of time to get the answer to those questions.
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or worried about just this sort of thing. they just didn't know specifically where or when. but they seemed to be resigned to the fact there were going to be more attacks. >> pete just go back into your kind of memory for me for a second and base on an attack or attacks like these in a place like brussels, how long would it generally take for u.s. security officials and law enforcement officials to decide if they wanted to change the status of security or change some sort of alert status here in this country. >> a matter of hours i think once they -- the contours here are quite obvious, really. i don't think it is going to take a lot of time to decide and to get a picture of what happened. i think they have the basic outlines here. they simply have to decide what the best thing to do is. and i don't think from past experience you are going to see major changes at airports in the u.s. but you probably will see some restrictions at major airports
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how close you can get with a car, for example. we don't know how these bombs were delivered, whether it was simply people walking up with suicide vests or car bombs or suitcases or what. we just don't know that part yet. it is the most worrisome part about airport security. what happens in areas that anybody can go into? it's only so much you can do about it. you can keep moving security further and further away but wherever you move it that becomes the vulnerable point. so it is well understood. and again, just to be clear, the responsibility for security around the fringes of airports and inside airport buildings is the responsibility of the individual airports. so many of them will simply make these decisions on their own. we've seen that in past years. they don't wait for the federal guidance.
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we are still waiting to hear -- they are still assessing, we are still waiting to hear what they are going to do takes a while. >> for people just joining us we are talk about multiple explosions in and around belg. two at the airport. and at least one perhaps multiple explosions in their subway system shortly after that. at this moment we have reports that one person has been confirmed dead. we have other reports saying there may be many more dead that that. and based on some of the footage we've seen in the airport the destruction is sizable. we know that there were many injuries. there are reports of the injured being taken on stretchers to waiting balances. in some cases taken on baggage carts out of the area. >> and we're also getting word the subway system has been shut down in the wake of a reported explosion at the train station
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capital of the european union. we have keer simmons on the phone. unfortunately you have spent quite a bit of time in this area in recent days because of fears of this very thing. what can you tell us in terms of the response and what authorities are saying at this hour? >> reporter: well brussels is in lockdown. they have closed the metro system, the trams, the buses. the airport saying all airport operations today have been suspended. so we are seeing once again in brussels, and we saw this after the paris attacks when they realized that many of those who carried out those attacks came from the brussels area. the same kind of panic and fear sweeping across that city. remember, the capital of europe really, the place where european
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is now happening across that city. one of the explosions said to have happened near european union building, but as you mention ed mentioned they have been bracing themselves for something like this for some time. salah abdeslam, they found him because they raided a property on tuesday last week. and unexpectedly came across a terrorist cell who fired back on them. one was killed. salah abdeslam escaped. it was from there that they were able to track him down and finally arrest him on friday. before tuesday though, they had simple did not know where he was. and i'm afraid what's happening today is going to raise serious questions about how across all of the intelligence services across europe and in belgium
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it is clear that they have struggled to trace many of those who have been coming back from syria, affiliated to isis with the intent of carrying out an attack like this. the question, as you were talking to pete williams about is whether this attack was always planned. salah abdeslam, we have been hearing was telling officials that he -- that they were playing another attack or was -- some of the planning for this under way but at the time was the timing changed when those presume carried this out salah abdeslam was talking. officials just yesterday put out an alert to find another isis jihadist. and was he somebody connected to this. was it the alert to try to find
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pushed them to move in this way? in what we are seeing savannah this is not the kind of attack that you can carry out in a hurry or suddenly plan. it has to be planned in advance. there are in questions today. >> let's bring in richard engel. two points here. one is follow-up on what keir just talked about. the possibility that this change of events we have seen in brussels was pre planned, the other that it was accelerated because of the arrest of salah abdeslam. the other question and this is a question we talked about after paris and around the holiday time, is why belgium? why brussels? why has it become such a hot bed of terrorist activity. >> reporter: well there are reports now that the entire e.u., eu. officials are being
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so that would be a shut down of the pan-european government. at least temporarily. right after the arrest of abdeslam, the last known fugitive of the paris attack, we talked on air about what is going to happen. and i remember brian williams asked does this mean there are going to be more attacks or less? and at the time i said well there are one or two ways this could play out. one is that after they know, his colleagues and associates and conspirators know that a key person has been grabbed, they can either go underground or they can decide that their cover is blown, they have nothing to lose and they can launch whatever attacks they have in the works. so to keir's point that perhaps this was something in the works
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real possibility and we have seen that historically when there are key arrests. that happens in the united states when the fbi or homeland security. they will wait in order to arrest a key fugitive so that they can try and arrest all of the fugitives at the same time to prevent any kind of follow on or knock on attack. this seems to be quite -- quite a significant event. you have the multiple targets. you have the airport. you have the metro station in maalbeek is the area where many of the paris bombers were from. it was where the last fugitive, abdeslam, was captured just a few days ago. really just a few meters from his house. the arrest at his house has also not very far from where he and the original master mind met as
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it is an area where brussels where there are many immigrants particularly from morocco and other other. it is an area where they are said to have sympathy where the police have struggled to deal with people. and per capita, belgium has had this t highest number of its people per capita going abroad and joining isis and many have gone and returned to the area. >> perhaps the challenges and some of the shortcomings or efforts in belgium in the wake of the paris attacks. the fact that you just mentioned that abdeslam ultimately was found not far from his childhood home in the very neighborhood from whence he had come.
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i think speaks to the difficulties but also just the insularity of this community and how difficult it is for authorities to really breakthrough and detect these plots in advance and let alone find a suspect they have been looking hard for for several months. >> salah abdeslam came from this neighborhood. he knew abaaoud. they met in that neighborhood. this cell that met in november killing 130 people was often called the brussels cell. there were from this neighborhood. salah abdeslam, he's a peculiar character. if you remember he didn't carry out his suicide mission. all of the other attackers that were directly involved in the
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shootings at the bataclan died in a hail of bullets or by exploding their suicide vest. he left his suicide vest and decided that he -- this attack wasn't for him. so at that stage he made himself a non entity for isis. if you are an isis fighter you are expected to die in the battle. he went into hiding. he went back to where his childhood friends where, where there was a network of supporters for him. he went back to maa -- >> richard, let me interrupt for a second and then i'm going to have you standby because we're also getting more information right now. we just got word that the cell phone networks in belgium, in the brussels area are going down now. we don't know whether law enforcement has decided to take those cell phone networks down to prevent communication between other terrorists or whether those are just going down for some other reason.
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citizen of belgium or brussels and your airport travel, your travel in and out of country has been basically suspended by these bombings at the airport. your subway travel has been shut down because of bombings in the subway. and now you find that your cell phone is not of use, which obviously we all know on a daily basis we have come to incredibly depend on. and imagine the isolated feeling of the people of belgium this morning as they try to deal with what anz unfolding terror situation in their midst. >> this is the very goal of terror. in the crisis center in belgium just tweeted out don't call, use texting or social media. the network is getting saturated. so use facebook, whatsapp, twitter to avoid calls. sounds like based on that, this is something the authorities have tried to do and attempted to do perhaps to save the
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emergency personnel who are needed right now to potentially stop some other kind of attack or coordinated attack in the offing but as you mentioned, can you imagine being a citizen of the capital of the eu today? >> those people have become used to living you should a high level of alert but this morning something extraordinary. you are watching nbc news coverage of the deadly explosion in brussels at the airport and us. lisa: good morning. mark: thank you for joining us. we are following breaking news of multiple explosions of brussels airport and reports of at least one person dead. lisa: we will stay on top of the story throughout the morning. we want to get a check on our
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randi: good we' springlike temperatures. the 50' s, hit 52 for the high. today, we jump at least 10 degrees. most places, 63, maybe some at 65 today. it will be much warmer. it also will be quite windy. winds at 10 to 20 miles power through the day, wind gusts upwards of 30 miles per hour. temperatures are in the 30' s. thicker winter coat probably needed. clear skies all across the area. the red flag warning has been issued for adams county in ohio. what does that mean? it is very dry. low humidity and high wind and that could mean spreading of any fires. do not burn things. that could rapidly spread through your area.
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30. lunch, 42 and sunny. expect temperatures climbing into the 60 degree range. i will have the forecast in a couple of minutes. kyla: pretty great so far this tuesday morning if you' re heading outside, pretty quiet to get a started. here' s a look traveling in northern kentucky, 71-75, a few extra cars. at this point, we are seeing it a bit heavier than around 4:30 or 5:00. 74 at 275, same thing, but no delays if you' re headed out at this early hour. 75 at mitchell, looking good northbound and southbound. we will keep you updated all morning long. lisa: breaking now, at least 13 people dead and four explosions of brussels airport under investigation this morning. sources tell nbc news our multiple casualties. this is a live look at these
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there have been reports of explosions at metro stations. all brussels stations have been closed. we understand this happened at a check-in zone just after 8:00 local time, about 3:00 a.m. our time. the departure hall is used by international carriers, including american airlines. some reports say as many as 35 were injured. the airport has been evacuated. all flights are closed. the blast comes four days after the capture of this man, salah abdesalam, the main suspect in the paris attacks in november. we will continue to bring the updated information as a comes into the newsroom. mark: commitment 2016 is, expect a motorcade to potentially block some of the roads around cincinnati this morning. lisa: vice president joe biden is in town to campaign for ted strickland. andrew setters is leading the way down town with a look at the vice president' s visit. andrew: we don' t have all of the information about where the vice
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will be traveling, but you can be sure he will be briefed on the situation in brussels as the president is in cuba today. we do know he will be at the event at the westin downtown before this morning' s breaking news. it could have an impact on downtown traffic as he makes his way to this event, certainly as he leaves the area. joe biden on the campaign trail. he arrived in town overnight to attend this breakfast event for ted strickland. invitation-only event that will cost a attendees a minimum of $500 to get in the door. ted strickland, the former ohio senator or governor, rather, who is now running for senator, one the democratic senate primary and will go head-to-head with rob portman who won the republican nomination just a few days ago. ted strickland got a boost today with this visit from joe biden. the event scheduled to start at 9:30 this morning. the vice president is not expected to make any public
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we will keep you posted on the events of the morning. mark: thank you. another tuesday come another night of primaries and caucuses in the presidential race. candidates will duke it out in three states tonight. we will hear from the voters from both parties in the area primary in utah caucus. democratic voters will cast their vote in the idaho caucus. the race for the white house, most presidential candidates were in d.c. last night. lisa: they addressed the pro-israel group aipac, a group of rabbis boycotted donald trump' american israel public affairs committee. trump, along with john kasich, criticize the obama administration over the iran nuclear deal. >> when i become president, the days of treating israel like a second-class citizen will end on day one. >> i want you to be assured in the kasich of administration, there will be no more delusional
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lisa: hillary clinton attended this meeting earlier in the day. clinton asserted that americans can never be neutral on israeli security issues. she also blasted trumps trustworthiness, claiming his position on israel from day-to-day. mark: today, president obama will wrap up his his door took to cuba. he says he believes the embargo will end, but he did not know when. the president said congress will probably live the embargo once commerce addressed human rights concerns. he met with president castro who asked u.s. to return the land forget no. the president delivered a tough message to the cuban government. beginning with respecting basic human freedoms. >> we continue as president castro indicated to have serious differences, including on democracy and human rights. and president castro and i have had very frank and candid
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mark: last night the president and michelle' s nancy pelosi, secretary state john kerry, cuba' s first vice president , and other leaders and dignitaries from both countries attended. lisa: for one week, it has been sitting at the bottom of the ohio, the mission recover the car that flew off the combs hehl bridge. divers are expected to resume the search today but now expert as saying there is no way. the plan to recover the car which plummeted into the river last tuesday, has been pushed back again to get the car and the victim inside. rescuers say the current has been at 1.5 miles per hour and just yesterday still at 2.8 miles per hour. >> visibility in the river is pretty much zero. it is less than seeing your hand in front of your face. when you' re in that, you' re
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re doing, not on what is coming downstream behind you. if something comes behind you and hits you, it could definitely injure you, knock you unconscious, or tie yourself up in the lines people are holding to keep you safe. lisa: crews are hopeful they can get to the car and get it out of the river by the middle of this week will stop happening today, a 15-year-old boy due in court accused of writing to blow up agent local schools. we now know he is a 10th grader at dater high school in cincinnati public leaders are pushing to have this student expelled. he posted several messages on facebook that concerned parents. the post referenced being the next osama in a terrorist. he mentioned several schools . he is now being charged with inducing panic and telecommunications arrest meant. >> this, i believe, was most certainly a hoax. that being said, when lives are as day, we have to take it
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many, many, many hundreds of students were reacting and parents were reacting on facebook to his comments. lisa: cincinnati was not guilty district to live with the threat. on monday, police say a 14-year-old boy, a campbell county middle school student, told classmates he had a bomb in his locker. the school was evacuated and the bomb squad swept the room. school leaders say some parents were not happy about how fast notifications came, so they will review the process and decide if changes are needed. mark: the speculation continues when it comes to the future of uc had basketball coach mick cronin. he is going to talk with unlv about the coaching vacancy. according to cbssports, cronin has been looking to move and unlv is working to find the money to alert him from the bearcats.
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lisa: 37 degrees. randi rico, good morning. we are kind of getting back into that mild range. trying to. randi: it took a couple of days but spring is here in the forecast. it looks like this morning, typically cool air, most places in the mid and upper 30' s. right now is cvg, 37. wilmington, 34. lunken airport at 31. as we had to the day, the wind will be increasing. get pretty breezy. not bad right now. meant -- mile-per-hour winds are expected. as the kids that out to the bus stop, 37 degrees. winter coats are needed. on the way home from school, 62. wendy and warmer today. we will stay windy and warm the forecast. couple of minutes.
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breaking news out of brussels this morning. mark: we will have the latest on the explosions were multiple people have been reported dead. taking a live look outside for you this morning, 5:40, 37 degrees. we will update your most accurate forecast will b again! r again! again! again! again?
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randi: welcome back. we are a live look outside over
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things are finally changing. we have officially been in spring for two days now, and now we' re finally going to feel like it. let' s take a look at what to expect. it is going to be a windy and warm tuesday. this morning, fairly light, but once we get into the late morning and early afternoon, expect them to pick up 10 to 20 miles through the day. windy and warm conditions as well tomorrow. a line of thunderstorms arrives thursday that cool system briefly and a nice easter weekend. starting out this morning, looking at the radar, you can see we have mostly clear skies across the area. a few clouds lingering. generally, a sunny day. the humidity is low. it has been fairly dry. with the gusty wind, there is some concern. this area of hot pink over adams county, bracken, mason, and robinson counties, that is a red flag warning which means do not burn things.
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that today. that can rapidly spread and cause a big problem. right now, 37 degrees, wind out of the south at six miles per hour so it feels like 32. we stay right around 37 through breezy, 55. windy. temperatures finally cracked 60 into the evening. not a whole lot to show you for the next two days on futurecast. today, roughly sunny skies, windy afternoon. the winds slowed out tonight but will pick up tomorrow. i would expect a breezy mile-per-hour wind possible. more clouds in the area. the main area of rate with this system will stay out of our region for wednesday but come rolling in by thursday morning. in approaching cold front will bring scattered showers through the morning maybe a couple of rumbles of thunder through the afternoon. our temperatures will fall off
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today, 63 degrees. warmer and very windy. when gus up to 30 miles per hour through the afternoon. tonight, 49. a few clouds, breezy, nice and mild. tomorrow, 67. clouds increasing. looks like a rain chance on thursday, off and on showers, cool for wednesday -- one day only, friday, but for the weekend, with the 70 degrees on sunday. mark: breaking right now, at least 13 dead and four separate explosions at a brussels airport. now it is under investigation. lisa: there are multiple casualties. we continue to keep you up-to-date. a live look at the scene. there have been reports of explosions at metro stations and all brussels stations have been closed. this is happening at the check-in zone just after 8:00
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is used by international carriers including american. nbc news reporting a short time ago pete williams a speculating already be region perhaps airports around the u.s. mark: cautions that may be taken in the u.s.. if you' re headed out to the airport, you may want to check your flight and give yourself more time to get through security. we have a visit by the vice president scheduled to be here in cincinnati today and we understand he has arrived here at the airport. lisa: richard chiles is live with more details from there. richard: good morning. were that possible terrorist attack spreads around the world, and heightened security here with the vice president in town. you can see the vice president air force two park avenue here
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cincinnati cvg international airport. you certainly get an idea of the heightened awareness as cincinnati is under the bubble with president obama in cuba, joe biden downtown in cincinnati, that security message has been spread to the vice president. he certainly has been made aware of the situation. you get an idea of the heightened security. for business travelers and leisure travelers of the cincinnati to master airport, we remain, like the rest of the nation, at terrorist yellow level, the intermediate elevated level. it is two levels down from the red heightened area of security but right now but at terrorist level yellow. people are reminded to remain vigilant and keep eyes open, print -- for checking in. cvg representatives say to check their website cvgairport.com to get an idea of the check-in times. with a chance to go through the departure area in front of terminal three.
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extended time expected for people to check in. there isn' t a lot of additional security. but of course, tsa, the police outside checking to make sure when there is a situation like this, which happens around the world. our own international airport like airports around the country and everywhere around the world, certainly, go into security protocols. they' re making sure additional packages, additional events are not targeting. one thing we have been made aware of, cincinnati' s international departure from cincinnati to paris to depart on time yesterday at about five: p.m.. the delta flight arrived safely at charles de gaulle airport at 6:00 a.m. paris time. certainly, very satisfied to see the cincinnati connection to europe operated very safely. again, from the international airport, there is a heightened sense of security around this
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president airforce two parked outside, you see that big c5 galaxy, you know there is a heavy preference -- presents. mark: thank you. we continue to follow our breaking news coverage free from brussels. the brussels network news is reporting 13 people are dead, 30 five wanted. lisa: we are continuing to keep you updated with live coverage that has been going on for some time. richard chiles just reported the vice president is in town. the height security concerning the vice president. there is some speculation will he even stay here for the meeting with ted strickland, try to promote strickland, but also our president is in cuba right now. mark: vice president biden would be in charge, so he may have to go back and terms of diplomatic efforts that may need to be worked out in regard to what is happening right now in brussels
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alert level is probably going to be elevated at some point today, and he would be in on those talks. lisa: we are keeping you up-to-date. this is a huge international story. at home, watching ease and coordinate. and obviously evade authorities. right now the prime minister of belgium has said what's become very apparent here. this is indeed a terror attack. imagine brussels right now, the train station is shut down. the cell service we've heard has been suspended by the authorities to protect the service to preserve it for the authorities. >> but people are allowed to text and use other forms of social media but you are not supposed to use your cell phones
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>> and also seeing reports online of other modes of transportation that otherwise might be entering brussels obviously told to stop right now. because you see a city at an absolute standstill. i'm reminds in the weeks of the paris attacks as focus really came to brussels, there was a period of time when brussels was completely shut down and authorities said to people just basically don't leave your home because they were so fearful that an attack like this was imminent imminent. obviously that was lifted at some point and now we see those fears coming to reality. >> and just a reminder that although we talk about this shut down of transportation. this is europe. soft borders. not like the united states where you travel between a border between here for example and canada or even with the southern board with mexico. there you get in your car and basically all you see is a street sign change and you are in a another country. after the paris attacks we did
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were trying to find suspects fleeing. i would imagine they are out on the roadways leading out of belgium this morning into other european countries trying to see if they can find other suspects trying to get away or carry out other attacks. >> you have to believe there is a dragnet right now around the area. of course it is also a sore spot since after the paris attacks salah abdeslam was able to slip out. he is a name that continually comes up this morning because of his connection to the paris attack, because he came from brussels brusselsel and there will be a lot of questions as to whether these attacks are any way related to the arrest of abdeslam. >> and you have to wonder what
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what he failed to tell them. and you have to imagine the heat will be turned up on him substantially after these attacks. >> no question about that. there have been conflicting reports frankly about the extent of his cooperation. some early are reports are that he was being cooperative. which was i think surprising to a lot of counterterrorism people. and then over the weekend his lawyer said he wasn't cooperating. so we haven't gotten a good lay down about how much information he has given but no question he's potentially a very important person but, you know, whether they will be able to turn him and get information, i don't know. i will say this though. it is often surprising how much information does come from people who are involved in terrorism. some never give much but often times once they are arrested they do begin to spill their guts as it were on what they
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that is the critical question. what else is out there? what else is planned. who else is involved. where else should they be concentrating their efforts. >> and remember, according to reports and richard engel was just talking about this, salah abdeslam was somebody who according to authorities was supposed to be among the suicide bombers. that he reportedly told interrogators that he lost his nerve outside of the soccer stadium and that asked for friends to come pick him up and get him out of paris. but that also raises the question of where he stood in the terrorist network after that. if you fail to complete your mission. i've read he wasn't featured in some of the propaganda that came out after the terror attacks. so perhaps he has a different point of view and maybe trying to save his skin, pete as he potentially talks to interrogators there. >> i've seen those as well and i
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that with a grain of salt this morning because there are conflicting reports on exactly how much he's saying. there may be some optimism about the extent to which he was cooperating. >> the extent of whether these attacks were put together hastily or whether they had been planned in advance, there was coordination because these bombs went off in short order. just after 8:00 the airport bombings and shortly after the subway bombing or bombings. so i'm not sure the level of communication that requires other than just several people with cell phones saying we're going to do it now. one of the things that came out of the report following the paris attacks that was printed this past weekend was extensive use of disposable cell phones by the terrorists there. and i thought it was very eye opening that they had that much
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ahead of time to go through that sort of process. didn't they also in one of the apartments find boxes of unopened and unused cell phones? >> well that's sadly become sort of standard trade craft, if you will, for terrorists to use these burner cell phones that are very difficult to track. earlier on there were perhaps some discussion that they had used phones that were encrypted and this has been part of the discussion in the u.s. about the so called going dark problem. but then the discovery was that in fact they were simply using these burner cell phones. it moons you go and buy the phone. you can buy the sim card separately. use them a short period of time and then throw them away and use a different phone in order to try to foil attempt to surveil or monitor people or use the phones in way way to gather information. and that's unfortunately become sort of the standard. widely used for years by drug
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but it didn't mark: given watching continuing coverage. coming up in 6:00, the latest on the deadly explosions in brussels. lisa: at least 13 are killed from a series of attacks at the brussels airport in metro stations in the city. we will continue to bring you the newest information on explosions as we are learning it and coming into the newsroom. richard: the vice president is in town for a fundraiser, but the news from belgium bringing questions about whether or not he will stay. we will have the latest coming up here on news 5 today. randi: as we look at the forecast, springlike weather finally returns today. it is one to be a fairly windy tuesday. two bidders topping out around 63 degrees. this morning, stepping out in upper 30' s.
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winds at 10 to 20 miles per hour today. expect rain on thursday.

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