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police respond. >> good morning from wilmington, as you know all summer long every friday on good day philadelphia we have ventured off into a viewing city. in our viewing area and we wanted a keep our commitment to wilmington. thanks for coming out to see us. even with all this going on in your hometown of dallas. i thought of you immediately lack of night about 9:30 when i heard the first words of shots fired in dallas. >> i woke up to a lot of text from family members and the dallas morning news, what they had on the cover of theory their cover this morning it says ambush. it printed four police officer now we know it was five. it started off as a peaceful protest in downtown dallas, the dallas police department were tweeting out pictures, showing all of these and one of the
prominent senators and toward the end, that's when things turned. >> we got to figure out who these shooters are. one of them killed himself. as we'll delve into this later. we thought come out, even though the rough stuff going on it's kind of a ski day for our country, a tough, rough day for the country. felt like we should be with other people. hug each other and stuff like that. and stay together. hang together. it's going to be a hard, hard day. thanks for coming out. let's get more details. >> chris and lauren you have the details on how this started and what we know. >> a later on crime scene remains after five police officers were killed. six others hurt when several snipers opened fire into a crowd during a peaceful protest >> we're getting the first look at one of the officers killed. he is 43-year-old brent thompson a dallas area rapid transit officer, the first ever killed in the line of duty since they
had uniformed officers joined that agency in 1989. he joined dart in 2009. >> gunman began firing around 9:00 p.m. during the protest. the moment it's followed were chaotic, people running from the scene as shots rang down, shooters purged high above the street. >> videos have been released appearing to show one of the gunman firing at police and calmly walking into a buildingly three people are in custody. a fourth suspect has taken his life after exchanging gunfire with authorities in a parking garage. >> the protests in dallas in response to these vice, two black men shot and killed by police. the first one on the right, the shooting death of alton sterling in baton rouge louisiana. >> on the left, the death of
philando castile on the st. paul suburb. his death stream on facebook by his girlfriend. and we're hearing the stories of first hand accounts from those who were in dallas last night. >> dave kinchen in the newsroom with the latest details and video coming in. >> reporter: details video and sound from the president and a witness on the grounds. you'll hear from them in moments; but we're seeing, movement here at the hospital where the fallen officers had been taken at least one of the hospitals there. we believe this is park land hospital which is also, of course, where president kennedy was taken after he was shot and died. this video coming in moments ago, we're getting to see the first body of a fallen police officer leaving the hospital in dallas. you cannot quite see this part but there are officers saluting as the procession leaves the hospital and we do have a warning because the next video is shocking. this is video of the attack as it happens, officers on the ground, we have blurred them because of the sensitivity of the situation. they're -- apparently lost the
video. they were down there as one officer had to be dragged away from the scene by others because everything was happening. let's go to president obama in polan poland. i don't believe. >> what we do not is there has been a vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement. police in dallas were on duty during doing their jobs, keeping people safe during peaceful protests. the law enforcement officers were targeted and later were shot. >> the first the shots were coming from down main street, i saw the bullets hitting the cop cars. >> oaths you saw an officer hit. >> yes, i did. >> continue to come in from dallas at 7:30 we will tell you
more about what we know about the first police officer has been identified the first police officer identified who died in this tragic situation, chris and lauren back to you. richard ross the new police commissioner of philadelphia, steve keeley is with him live now with the latest on this because steve, understandably, philadelphia police are going to be on high alert today. >> reporter: they're always on high alert. they've been on high alert they're whole careers especially after jessica hartnett. remember, dallas in the first place where an officer was targeted just because he has a shield on, commissioner ross, you guys survived that, dealt with that. first of all what's your initial reaction when you wake up to the news that several taken out five officers. >> shocked and horror to see those officers pinned down the way they were. your hearts go out to them. to find out the number of officers that were injured unfortunately those who lost
their lives. just can't really find words for it. >> reporter: you like those dallas officer, yourself were out during the protests last night. so this is another city that had the similar kind of protest and you're out not worried so much about your own safety but about the protesters's safety because they're on the busiest streets at the busiest time and now cure likely going to have more protests today and you were talking about the democratic national convention coming, obviously you're not going to to say anything you do differently but we were talking about the guy in charge of the parking lot, he's like my job just got harder, i'm going to be checking everything now. what do you do next. >> obviously we got to ramp it up more. you know we do things differently with all the things that happened across this nation. who would have ever thought that a protests, even a peaceful one you would get this type of chaos. clearly we're going to have to do things differently. last night for example, we knew
about our protests. of in many cases we don't know. they're impromptu. >> then you got to worry about potential backlash, blaming protesters and maybe wanting to take out action against protesters, no the so much worried about the guys in uniform but people you have to protect. >> the word are powerful in the lines of people who may be suffering from illnesses, who knows, it's not the time for this type of thing, never it, obviously, just creates a whole another dimension to things we're trying to deal with that are already complex. but we're going to be out there doing what we did protecting the public be keep our police officers safe as well. >> reporter: as always thank you for your time. chris and lauren, tough job just got tougher for the man in charge here and every man and woman who wears that uniform. >> thank you. . authorities have now identify the two police officers
involved in the shooting of philando castile during the traffic stop in minnesota. >> officer jeronimo januarys januarys and officer joseph kauser have been with the sane anthony police department four years, officers say both officers approached philando castile's car during the stop in the suburb of falcon heights wednesday night. yanez shot him several time. the officer asked for castile's license and registration. she facebook live the aftermath and in an emotional speech she explained why she posted that video. >> i wanted everyone in the world to know that no matter how much police tamper with evidence, how much they stick together, how they manipulate our minds to believe what they want. i want to put it on facebook and go viral so the people could see. i wanted the people to confirm who was right and wrong. >> officials say its investigation is ongoing
including interviews with witnesses. several vice, including squad car video of the incident have been collected. the u.s. justice department says it is monitoring this investigation. >> also the shooting death of alton sterling in baton rouge louisiana, he was pinned down by two officers before he was shot. the officers volunteer involved, blane salamoni and whoa lake the second. both had two prior use of force complaints. >> 7:09 the time. bill cosby will not get a new preliminary hearing in his sexual assault case and a judge will not toss out the case of sexual assault against those coming down yesterday, cosby was in montgomery county in the courthouses there. his lawyers arguing that he was not given a chance to confront his accuser andrea constand. prosecutors are relying heavily on decade old police statement in convincing the judge to bring
the case to trail. he was accused of drugging and molesting constand in 2004. >> authorities trying to figure out what prompted a 16-year-old to take a fall plunge into the delaware. police got a nine no, i didn't call after 5:00 that a boy jumped into the river and never resurfaced off an area known as graffiti pier in fishtown be rescuers managed to find the teenager rushed him to hospital but too late. witnesses tell us they saw a group of kids by pier who may have tried to save him. >> septa regional rail problems continue as it continues to operate on its modified saturday schedule today and will continue to do so until further notice. septa officials still say they're in talks with amtrak and new jersey transit to leave sets of rail cars as it works to overhaul the structurally unsound cars. a black lives matter protest in dallas ended with snipers killing five police officers and wounding sucks others. >> let's bring in doug luzader with the latest on this. we just heard from the president
in the last couple of hours from poland, doug. >> reporter: good morning, the president saying there's no justification for this attack. he said the nation is horrified watching alls of this played out. police meantime are dealing with a massive crime scene. >> there was outright terror. protesters running for lives. police trying to get a handle on what was happening after a series of gunshots. images would emerge would appear to be a gunman using pillars of a building for cover he apparently wasn't alone. >> i made it across the street into the parking lot that's when i saw a downed of. >> reporter: five police officers would be struck down and killed. half dozen others wounded. all in the wake protests over probations in recent days caught on camera in louisiana and minnesota.
earlier this morning president obama emerged to speak about the violence. . >> we are horrified over these events and stand united with people and the police department in dallas. >> reporter: there had been black lives matter protests around the country including here in washington. while there were reports in dallas of protesters taunting police officers, it wasn't until the end that the snipers opened fire. something that may have required several individuals and extensive planning. >> that's our assumption now. working together with rifles, try angulated at elevated positions at different points in the downtown area, where the march ended up going. >> reporter: that's what's to mind boggling, it would seem to be the sort of attack that would require perhaps weeks of planning. what went into pulling this off and who was responsible for
doing it? those are still questions we don't have the answers for this morning. >> they were waiting to re an event or crowd to gather to pull off some sort of an attack there in dallas. unbelievable. much more to come. thank you for being live in dc on this friday morning. our crews headed down to wilmington. sue has been there for quite some time. hi, sue. >> reporter: hi. it is coolist part of the day right now and it is, of course on the muggy side. of we're heading into day three of our heat wave. checking current temperatures right now. it is already 76 here in wilmington, delaware. philadelphia, yes, 80 already. and it's only just about 7:15 in the morning. we're looking at about 80 degrees here in wilmington by 8:00 at the latest then in the mid 80's by the time we're through 10:00. love to see you down here before
it gets too hot. futurecast shows these pop-up showers and thunderstorms that willing rolling in any time let's say between noon and 3:00. young lady have to start watching out and listening for that thunder especially because some of these pop-ups could be strong to severe. that lasts through the early evening. but it doesn't give us a whole lot of relief for tomorrow. check into shore cast. it does look like it will be cooler down there. not a whole lot. you may get a sea breeze every once in awhile. we had a little bit of one yesterday with kathy orr in margate. that's what's going on the seven-day forecast 94 degrees today, 90's tomorrow. that will give us a four-day heat wave. once we reach 90 saturday. then we get more thunderstorms and relief comes on sunday with lower humidity. after that it looks like sunday, monday, probably tuesday warm, but a little more comfortable. then we get back to the mid 90's by thursday of next week. little later on in the program, you're going to meat the folks here from bright spot urban
farms, they're doing wonderful things with kids. also giving me lots of opportunity for vegetables. bob kelly i didn't want to squash your plans for a great weekend. sunday will be a lot more comfortable than saturday. looking good there. strawberries, strawberries. 7:15, good morning, we got an accident here for you, this is the eastbound bypass, you think you're having a bad start to the day, look at this fellow sideways in what would be that left lane only the right lane squeezing through and last time i showed you this, we had wicked. eastbound coming out of downingtown on the bypass heading into 340 looks like about four cars an officer just pulled up to the scene. he had to sift through the traffic jam. betsy down through girard avenue typical for morning rush in the construction zone same thing on the schuylkill and the blue route.
septa, you know, it's drill, for all the regional rail same situation. if you're looking to try something different, give the market frankford or subway a try. those trains are running mike and alex, every eight minutes and we've had no problems on the subway or market frankford line. back to you guys in wilmington. >> reporter: thank you, bob. we just talked to a couple members of law enforcement. it's what the entire country is talking about, especially the men and women of law enforcement in the united states. bring the guy we have on all the time talk about terrorism in this country. ed, this attack seemed pretty professional to me, what are your thoughts. >> pretty well planned. >> this was very, very carefully planned, there's a high degree of coordinating here, and it
suggests somebody had very precise knowledge, where the police would be lined up, when they would be there, and this is the sort of thing, they're just time elements that suggest a highly complex coordinated plan of action that ambush police, so i think right now, the thing we're all the waying for is to find out about the three individuals who have been detained, and person who killed himself. >> reporter: the motive. >> find out who they are and start doing all the reverse engineering about social media and contacts and whatever they may have said. >> because seems as though the dallas department was tweeting pictures of them during the protest, videos on their account and it happened at the end of the protest. some people are starting to think maybe they're not a
connection between the protest going on. >> the protester was only planned 24 hours in advance be maybe less. >> right. this appears to be spur of the moment. look, and right now, let's be very clear, we're speculating the most wild of fashions. we don't want be irresponsible. let's just say it takes time to plan something like this and maybe you have it on the shelf and you wait for the right opportunity. this was not planned. this was not done in a hap hazard fashion. there was calculation that went into the planning and execution this. >> from your experience, do you think that when you say that this is like at the right moment, do you think they're trying to capitalize what's going on? they know it was a terrorist situation we know this is going on, we know there will be had a later on crowd, when there are
protesters, usually very high police presence, do you think they're taking advantage of that moment possibly. >> of course that's possibly the question we have to is why were police officers targeted? that's where i think, as mike just alluded to a moment ago, we're going to be searching for motive. we -- and we haven't heard anything about the people who are suspected as being involved in this. we're going to have to wait. the most we can say, this was very sophisticated. required a great degree of coordination and planning. and wasn't an action, wasn't a -- wasn't someone who just got angry, picked up a gun and started shooting. and i think what is most concerning is the number of people involved. >> was it an assignment? because you know on the target list for isis, not that i'm saying that because we're
speculating wildly here but one of the assignments for isis is to kill law enforcement. ed thank you for taking the time off. i know we caught you off guard. >> not at all. >> we appreciate it. >> thanks, take care. >> senator do you have time to talk to us quickly? from the great state of delaware >> delaware and pens peps used to be the same state. and we separated from great britain. are you happy with the decision to separate from pennsylvania? >> i think pennsylvania done well. we went off on december 7, 1787 and ratified the constitution. >> your understanding is what used to be the colony in sweden. they came right here. and they said, we're looking for had a place that has no sales tax, a great place to incorporate and they have a good
♪ . visiting wilmington the whole country's thoughts are with dallas texas. >> we have just learned there has been a sweep of the area. i know bombs have been found. at one point one of the suspects who was having a stand-off situation in the second level of the garage in that area, they've been talking with him and he said there were bombs in the area, they did their final sweep and we have learned the area has been cleared and there are no bombs. >> would you briefed on something this weekly. >> not this quickly. ail be in dover about an hour and a half and we have something called a fusion center which is a place where state, federal,
local law enforcement folks work together, con virtue and work together. it goes the other way too, intelligence, it might be helpful to us in terms of terrorist attacks come from outside and we work together there's a collaboration created about half dozen years ago. just by coincidence, i'm going to be at our fusion center in dover. >> seems like we're turning against each other in our country, a scary time right now. you have your constituants behind you right now. what do you say do them standing right there with you to comfort them. >> we know our police the two law enforcement officers, i know them 30 years. >> standing behind us. >> right there. >> let's see them. >> and we need one another.
we can't turn on one another. we need one another. we need as much as ever to try to understand what happened, make sure it doesn't happen here. especially find out what lesson we can learn from dallas. we know we've lost five police. we know a sniper took his own life and we're not sure if it's jihadist related or something to do with response against a police alleged shootings. we just don't know. i'll know in about an hour and a half. >> when you say what we've learned from dallas how do you believe, it's likely there will be more protests. we don't know how it's connected at all but how police officers in cities handle protests that are going on. >> what i said is find out what works, do more of that t find out what doesn't work and do less of that. one of the things that, the worse thing we can do is turn on each other. turn on the police, we need the law enforcement, public safety and that's one of the lesson i
believe we have to hold on to. we're all people. everybody makes mistakes, law enforcement officers make mistakes, we got to learn and make sure we don't do them again. >> do you know the guy that just walked out of the suv? i think he's a senator. >> he and i served in the united states -- he used to be a county, i think his name is coonz. working on something else. >> you say you're going to be briefed in an hour, would you let us know. >> i'll be happy to? thanks for being here. i will come back on a much happier day. >> we're going to take a two-minute break, punch up a shot from dallas once again.
>> ♪ >> good morning. welcome back. it's 7:30. we'll take you to dallas after last night's violence where five police officers were shot and killed, six others shot and wounded. snipers opened fire on them during what has been a peaceful black lives matter protest. >> that was all over police involved shootings in louisiana and minnesota. take a listen. >> somebody is really armed to the t's. >> these shots coming just as that peaceful protest was
wrapping up last night. as many as 50 to 60 shots were exchanged between police and the snipers. we know one suspect took his own life early this morning after an hours long standoff in a parking garage exchanging gunfire with police. three others have been taken into custody. >> the protests have been a response to those videos. two black men shot and killed by police. the first shooting death in baton rouge louisiana. >> then there was the death of philando castile. his death was streaming live on fails by his girlfriend. dave kinchen standing by in the news room with the first fallen officer to be identified. >> first officer to be identified is from the dallas area rapid transit organization. this is 43-year-old officer presenter thompson. brent thompson. he joined the force just a few years ago in 2009. our sister station in dallas reports that three other dart officers were shot but they are expected to be okay at least physically now.
the emotional recovery is something else. and a warning this next video may be hard to watch. it shows several officers down on the ground around the patrol cars in the middle of this gunfire, this ambush attack. we have blurred them because of the seng activity of the situation. i apologize for the video going out there. president obama as we come back here also talked about the situation and said that he is pledging all support to local and state authorities in texas. back to you lauren and chris. >> all right, thank you so much dave. we continue to follow the story. >> mike and alex are in wilmington delaware on what had planned to be a fun day there but of course it's taken a somber turn and you're talking to folks there assembled reacting to what happened in dallas last night, guys. >> reporter: i know a lot of these folks out here were asleep when it happened in dallas. they still want to come out and have some fun because that's what we do on "good day" philadelphia but we'll have to mix these two things that happened and we try to to
that in the proper way and in the appropriate wait here on "good day" philadelphia. we'll continue to do that this morning. so, alex, we have this -- we've met some of these people before. 'cause we were in wimbledon last year. what's your name. >> kiara. >> do i look better this year than i did last year. [laughter] >> this is during my first week here and you came out to meet us. you brought us some treats. >> what did you make. >> walking s'mores. they're chocolate covered marsh mal lows covered in crushed graham crackers. >> that's pretty easy. did you make them. >> well, i helped. >> you helped. >> your mom did. thank you for bringing them out. can you share them with everybody. >> yes. >> you got to make sure you take some back for bob. >> i think everybody will enjoy those. kind of a tough morn. >> this is why we agreed to come out and keep our promise to wilmington. we didn't want you guys down even though there's a lot going on. >> thank you for having us. >> thank you for coming back.
>> pleasure to see both of you. >> what's wilmington all about on a day like today. >> well, you know, you -- >> tight knit. >> it's a very tight knit city. we love our city and we love each other here. we have our ups and downs but at the end of the day we're still wilmingtonians and our hearts bleeding for the city of dallas. last night i was up to about 4 o'clock in the morning. as former police officer i feel very upset about what is going on in our nation and i grieve for all the families but i was telling a gentleman in the crowd it reminds me of the 60's when i was growing up. it appears we're having a repeat of the same things that happened almost 40 years ago. >> we can't go back. >> we have to move forward. we can't start pointing fingers and blaming everybody. we have to become one solid group of americans. let's work together and make our city and country better. >> how do you propose since you are former officer and you were talking about this how we can bring everyone together because i think everyone knows we should come together but it's a question of how. >> you got to let
personalities go. sometimes i'm a stickler for personality but you got to put all that stuff on the shelf and you have the look at the whole spectrum and saying all right here we are, we have to really come to one common goal. that's peace and we need our police officers because without police officers we have anarchy and we know the citizens, we just cannot afford to have these situations where you're having people handcuffed that are shot. all this has to be looked at and it has to be opened up and it has to be putter on a table, nobody should be trying to hide anything and that's the only way we'll regain the public trust. >> there's no guarantee these two things are relateed. >> absolutely. >> have you been briefed. >> i have. this is a hug your kids day. this is a day to be grateful to all the men and women of law enforcement like mayor williams who served in wilmington police and everyone who serves the city county state federal in the first responder community. to be in law enforcement to serve the public means to leave home every day hug your spouse, your kids knowing you
may not come home. this morning for five families in at a lalls that's what happened. first we need get the facts we need to pray and we need to reflect on how grateful we all are as a country for those who serve us and keep us safe. we need to address some of the underlying issues. i can't believe this is just a month after we were reflecting on the horrible tragic mass killing at a lgbt nightclub in orlando. in the last week we've had killings in both saint paul and baton rouge. it is as others have said a reminder of a year in the 60's when just thing after thing kept happening and i do think we need to listen to voices that are positive, that pull us together as a community and that promote peace. this event today, this communities behind us is a reminder to wilmington is a strong community and a great place and we're grateful you've come here today. >> that's why we continued to come even though the news is so bad out of dallas. you say hug your spouse, hug your kids this is a time we
need to hug each other. >> this is a time when the community should be coming together. >> let's all hug. >> you got to hug fellow citizens i think, too, senator. thank you for coming out. be grateful for each other. okay. i always give a hug every morning to sue serio. >> that's right. we should. sue, i'm giving you a hug through the camera. >> since we all perspiring hugs are okay. now we have some folks here, they're all here because they matched the car. we have imani, we have regina and we have kayla and they're going to give you the weather in one word. what's that word? >> hot. >> yes, it is hot out there. bus stop buddy is here to tell you that it's going to stay that way so he's pool side. that would be a good idea for you but remember to keep an eye on the sky for later on in the day because that is when we have pop-up showers and thunderstorms. i would say any time between noon and 3:00 p.m. is when those storms could pop up and some could be strong to severe. so, current temperatures are already in the 70's and the
80's. plan on a humid start, a humid middle and a humid end to the day and day three of our heat wave will be today when we reach that high of 94 degrees. so, bob kelly, here's why you want to win that car 'cause if you had to buy it, it were really cost you a lot of cabbage. >> you're really good. you've had them all morning long. i'll tell you what the a.c. is working good in that brand new mazza cx9. eastbound on the 30 bypass only one lane getting through coming out of downingtown into route 340 all because of a nasty accident. we are stacked and packed again on that eastbound side. an early morning accident on 295 southbound at exit number four still causing delays as you try the make your way down toward the delaware memorial bridge. looking for something different try the market frankford. we're already seeing delays on all our of regional rail
lines. no prob edges before the o bridges. let's go back to mike and alex down in wilmington. >> the mayor has something to give us before he takes offer. go back to the office. >> yes, i want to issue each of you a key to the city. >> wait, we each get our own? >> yes. >> oh, my goodness. >> what does that actually open. >> you can't open a bank vault with that. you might be able to get into our city county building. >> it's beautiful. >> can we get into your office. >> no. >> that will go right on our or desk. >> thank you for having us. >> more from the great city of wilmington as good day continues after the break.
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>> ♪ >> from wilmington. turned out to be not that humid. >> great. i love all the buildings that are blocking the sun so we're in the shade here. >> did you just see alec and i got the keys to the city. we're now in charge. >> yes. >> we're in charge for a day but then the senator says i can top that. >> mike and alex thank you for coming to wilmington today. we wanted to give you blue rocks jersey. i understand you threw out a opening pitch and nailed it. >> i don't know about nailed it but i did throw out a pitch.
>> thank you so much. >> thank you for coming to wilmington. >> you don't want to bounces it in front of the catcher. >> they're showing the video now. i made it. i had to scoot up a little bit a little closer but i made it and that was my welcome to the area. i came here my first week yeah when i came to this area wilmington you're very special. we were in rodney square just about a block from here. >> did the blue rocks ask you back. >> i haven't heard from them since many i was that bad. >> good to see you. thank you for your comforting words this morning. >> thank you so much. appreciate it. >> quincy what are you up to. >> oh, gosh, i'm at the museum. what are we about to check out. >> this is one of the ways that dupont made to create water powder, make black powder on the property. >> we'll check it out coming up next. >> cool.
>> 7:46. good morning, everybody. still dealing with this accident here. this is the eastbound 30 bypass right at route 340. police have all traffic stopped right now. we've only had one lane for quite some time plus some sun glare so leaving downingtown heading east on the bypass a long drive there. maybe use route 30 local lancaster avenue there as an option. if you're going to be heading to the shore later today just
keep in mind the atlantic city expressway at exit 7s there that ramp to the parkway down through only -- to only one lane through that construction. a hot mess friday afternoon for folks heading to the shore. staying in town look out watching for thunder boomers and we got about 30,000 people expected at the convention center where hillary clinton will be making a speech later on and that's going to impact our evening rush hour. and if you're looking for something to do this weekends we got camden concerts across the riverton night tomorrow and sunday and of course all three tase that volume is going to leave us with some tie-ups up and over the benny and of course on the walt whitman bridge. what's the forecast like for the shore and the concerts? sue has got the answers coming up in about 30 seconds.
>> now if i didn't have so much hair spray on you probably would see my hair blowing. i have the air conditioning on in our mazda cx9. it is working just perfectly another reason why you want to win this car. hopefully you have been ending every single day on fox29.com. but you can also enter right here in wilmington. we have the mazda folks here with their little tablets and they'll be happy to make your entry right here. we all think we look so good in this car. will he take a look at the forecast because you will need that irrision congress of course a little later on today but we're happy to have you out here this morning. the cool of the part of the day. temperatures are in the 70's just about everywhere but a few places have made it to 80 degrees. even at this early hour of the morning. and of course this is a cumulative thing. we've had a couple of days already with highs in the 90's.
today will be the official heat wave once we get into the 90's. our seven-day forecast has 94 today and 90 for tomorrow. chance of thunderstorms both today and tomorrow late in the day. now, the saturday thunderstorms will be with a cold front and that will take away our humidity for sunday. so, it will be a little more comfortable. i can't even telling you how many people out here have said hey, can you make the weather a little better. yes we can and it will be on sunday. so, we'll take the comfort on sunday. we'll get through the heat today and tomorrow. and that's a look at your seven-day forecast. mike and alex, air conditioning is on in the mazda. come on over. >> maybe we will. we're having a a lot of fun meeting everyone out here in wilmington. we're facebook live. >> are you still on facebook live. >> what is your name. >> my name is little kim. >> oh, little kim, okay. >> little kim. >> kim, you saw us a lot on tv i wake up with you every morning. >> and you want us to be boyfriend and give.
>> yes. i know you're engaged. >> what have you always been looking for. >> can we talk off camera. >> no, go ahead you can say it. >> i always been looking for a white man. i told all my friends i was going white. >> i must be right. >> he's right. [laughter] >> oh, my goodness. >> good to meet you. >> nice to meet you mike, always. >> all right, girlfriend. >> all right alex. >> i'm going to come in and i'm going to be on live with y'all one morning. >> you're on live right now. >> i know but i want to sit at the table and spin in the chair. >> she wants to come in the table. >> very needy. going to be a long life together. >> quincy we're making love connections outer here. >> hey, quincy. >> hey. how are you doing. hagley museum my friend steve patton checking on the it the birk ken head. >> what is this maids for. >> this is made for when dupont under opened up their gun powder factory in 1802 they would use this to supply power to make black powder. using natural water right up
here. >> what other things do you have here at the hagley museum. >> we have all kinds of demonstrations. we have a gun powder demonstration, we have a live machine shop where you can go in and see 19th century machinery in action and you can also go up and tore the dupont residence up the hill. >> steve, one thing i like about this place is the scenery is amazing and learned check out this birkin head and how it works. >> let's go around the back. it combines history and nature in beautiful setting so it's a great place to visit. >> wow, okay what's this right here. >> it shows the cut away of the inside of the birkin head. it's a foot wheel that acts on 2 tons of water working on this and it spins big mills that actually incorporate black powder. >> one thing i like about this, look at this scenery right here. can people can come out here and just relax. >> they absolutely can. this is a great spot to show the brandywine river as source of power. it shows how it drops about 124 feet over the last 5 miles
and when we dam up the water that difference in gravity is enough to supply the workings of all these factories. >> a lot of workers say you got to stay fit because it's a 3-mile loop. >> walking up and down -- it's fun, beautiful and history at the same time. >> this still works after all these years. >> absolutely. we have a lot of repairs to this periodically. this is why in the 18 40's they moved to the metal turbine technology. it's much more efficient and that technology lasts a lot longer. >> wow. well, steve, i appreciate it. guys, if you're in wilmington and i didn't even know this is a hidden gem in wilmington you have to come check out the hagley museum check out steve this guy's a character, he's an actor he's a treasure. >> thank you very much. i appreciate it. it's a great place to work here. a lot of demonstrations a lot of things to see so please come and visit us. >> yeah, come on it boo. mike alex what's going on. >> no problem. thanks for coming out. okay, quincy, thanks for telling us about the museum. that's pretty cool.
>> ♪ >> we continue to follow our breaking news. you're taking a live look at downtown dallas. the entire country in shock this morning after gunmen shot and killed five police officers, wounded six more during a peaceful protest over fatal police shootings of black men in other states. we're going to continue to follow this story and bring you the latest but for now we'll led to wilmington delaware and toss things out to mike and alex. >> thank you very much. i see somebody that i -- something that i should be doing right now. >> what's that. >> let me get out of the way. whole workout class going on. >> there's a lot going on right here. you're right we should be doing this. we were in wilmington. the last time we were here was two years ago. let's give people a little
refresher on why the city of wilmington is so great. >> do it. >> the fox 29 studios, this is "good day" philadelphia. >> devastation in dallas. snipers open fire during a peaceful protest. >> back to us or is that it? >> well, i messed up there because i rolled the wrong tape. >> that's okay. >> you know what i should be doing right now. >> are we going to do it all over again. >> i should be working out to get in better shape. they're in very good shape in wilmington. >> we all should be doing that mike. there's a lot going on in dupont plaza. do you remember we were here two years ago. >> remind me. >> yeah, let's do a refresher. wilmington is the largest city in delaware, just about an hours drive from philadelphia with views of the christina and brandywine river. vice president joe biden may have been born in scranton but he's called delaware home for most of his life. major corporations have set up
shop in downtown. the technology wear children's museum is a big draw for the little ones. while water front restaurants appeal to the grownups and let's not forget the tax free shopping of course. each summer wilmington plays tribute to late bob marley with the people's festival. he lived in wilmington when he first came to the u.s. this year's festival is on july 30th. we're at dupont plaza at the corner of delaware avenue and north washington streets. why don't you come out and joan is. >> wilmington even has something called a fun department. what the heck is and. >> we're a consulting firm that just happens to be based here in the beautiful city of wilmington delaware. >> what do you do. >> we bring fun and we teach people have you thou have fun at work. >> you know mike the saying pay it forward they play it forward. >> we do. our new book is out on amazon and we brought you guys a copy because we know at fox 29 you're advocates for more fun at work. you guys are the fun department where you are. >> he's the fun department at
work. >> we need to set up an appointment. we need a refresher course on the fun department. >> you can never have too much. all do you is have fun all day. >> let's have 91 wilmington delaware. >> from the fox 29 studios, this is "good day" philadelphia. >> devastation in dallas. snipers opened fire during a peaceful protest over police involved shootings in louisiana and minnesota. five police officers are dead, six others hurt. a standoff with one of the suspects ended just hours ago. what we know about the others in custody this morning. >> we don't support each other and that's why they feel like they can take us out. and it's not okay. >> and the girlfriend of philando castile making an emotional plea after he was shot and killed by a police officer in minnesota. the reason why she kept her camera phone rolling in the
moments after the shooting. similar peaceful protests happening here in philadelphia, how does what happened in dallas change the way philadelphia police will respond. >> you know we're in wilmington during one of our normal friday things here just if you're just joining us. we decided to still come. we said we would try to have some fun but our thoughts are in dallas. >> it's been good. we've been having a conversation with some of the police officers out here and also some of the community. this is a time when you have situations like this in america where we should be coming together and having those conversations. >> i know you probably woke up this morning a lot of you and maybe went to your computers and this web site from the dallas morning news pops up that says ambushed. >> it says four police
officers. we know five were killed. 11 total shot. three suspects were involved, one died shot himself actually so there's just a lot going on. i think a lot of into ups are trying to update because this all was happening overnight. the new york daily news changed their front page and it just says madness. >> madness in this country right now. it's kind of a scary time. this is when we got to come together. this is your hometown of dallas. >> it is. >> mike, not dallas again. >> not dallas. >> or anywhere really. the fact that this is happening we don't want it to happen anywhere. let's get an update from lauren and chris on the latest on what happened in dallas. >> ♪ >> that was the sound in downtown dallas last night just before 9 o'clock as gun shots rang out. 11 police officers shot, five have died, six others injured during a black lives matter rally. snipers aiming their guns
directly at police officers. >> there are developing details every moment. here's what we know right now. 11 officers shot, five have died. three people are in custody and a fourth suspect was exchanging gunfire with authorities in a parking garage downtown. we've learned from our sister station in dallas that the fourth suspect in that garage shot and can killed himself as alex said. the other civilian was also injured. >> this is 43-year-old brent thompson a dallas rapid transit officer. the first ever killed in the line of duty. he joined dart in 2009. the protests have been a response to these videos. two black men shot and killed by police. the first the shooting death of alton sterling in baton rouge louisiana. >> then the death of philando castile in a saint paul suburb, his death streamed live on facebook by his girlfriend. dave can kinchen a lot to keep track of. you're getting the latest information out of dallas for us. good morning. >> good morning to you. clearly this is more than a national tragedy this is a national crisis.
it was park land hospital that played such an iconic role in the assassination of president john f. kennedy in 1963 and it's the same place where the bodies of fallen officers were taken as well as some of the injured. this is video that came in overnight a procession for the body of a fallen officer leaving the hospital. you can't quite see this part here but these images are also on social media of officers saluting the procession and we have a warning this next video is a bit shocking. it may be hard to watch. this is video that shows the exact moment the attack took place. officers down on the ground around their patrol cars. we have blurred them because of the sensitivity of the situation but you can see just how chaotic it is. these officers under fire in this individual he yo'. at one point you can see one being dragged away to safety or at least out of the line of fire right there. now we're also hearing from a woman who says her sister, a civilian was shot in the attack. >> she said as she started to run, she caught a bullet in the back of her right leg.
she immediately jumped on top of one of her boys, the 15-year-old, she jumped on top to cover him on the ground as she pushed him in between two cars and the curb. her other three boys scattered and ran in opposite directions so she lost three of her boys, didn't know where they were. she laid there, she said it was about five minutes before cops even got to her and pulled her from the area where she was because the shots were coming so fast. not even realizing she was really shot at the time. >> so hard for the police to even get to the victims there. president obama also addressed the tragedy from the nato summit in poland. he offered condolences and pledged that the full support of the federal government will be there for texas state and local officials in the coming days ahead. back to you chris. >> speaking of public officials texas' governor has issued this statement. greg abbott said, our thoughts and prayers are with the dallas law enforcement community and the dallas area rapid transit officers killed
and injured this evening. i've spoken to texas department of public safety director steve mcgraw and have directed him to offer whatever assistance the city of dallas needs at this time. in times like this we must remember and emphasize the importance of uniting as americans. >> in philadelphia, protests stayed peaceful. hundreds of activists clergy members marched through the streets. more demonstrations are planned today. >> let's go to steve keeley to what philadelphia police are doing in light of what happened. >> reporter:. >> police commissioner richard ross just in. a little news they're going to go -- go this way michael please they're going to two men in every patrol car just like they did after jessie hartnett's attempted assassination in this town back in january. >> you watch in horror seeing those police officers being pinned down first of all not knowing what they're dealing with which is absolutely scary. not to mention the news reports from the chief that, you know, all those officers
were injured and five of them died. it's absolutely horrible and tragic and your heart goes out to them. obviously that entire city, the department but the men and women who wear the uniform across this nation and -- because they to this job professionally and with pride and they don't get the just due that they deserve. there are things that have gone wrong and we acknowledge that but you can't cast aspersions against an entire profession. we just hope that, you know, the officers that are in the hospital will survive their injuries. we will continue to pray for them, for the men and women here. we will take appropriate measures to ensure their safety. obviously putting out additional radio equips advising them to be cautious and vigilant. we'll probably be two person for the next couple days phil we figure out what's going on in dallas. >> reporter: chris and lauren, a police officer in any town but especially here
in philadelphia lately doesn't need a reminder that their next shift, their next day on the job could be the last day of their life but everybody got a big reminder in dallas for sure. >> all right. steve keeley thanks so much. information just coming from dallas mayor mike rawlings now saying 12 officers and two civilians were shot during that ambush last night. >> again, the death toll from this still five officers of the 12 now shot and of the two civilians we understand one mike and alex was a mother protecting her two kids when the gunfire started erupting last night right before 9 p.m. in dallas. >> oh, my goodness. >> and that's what's so important to remind people. this was a peaceful protest that was going on in downtown dallas. you see some of the individual he yo' there's kids of all ages there. >> that's right. >> they were walking, playing and chanting and there are even some police officers, dallas police department there walking with them some of them. so, it's important to remember this happened at the end of the protest when the shots started happening.
>> just unthinkable. >> very sad. >> we came down here in shorts and t-shirts, stuff like that. because we thought it would be blazing but it's not bad right now. the humidity is -- >> it's still early sue? it's coming i know it. >> it's coming. >> tell me what you just told me. >> this is buddy. >> and you said it's pretty. >> before the time dog gone hot. >> pretty dog gone hot at a. yes, thank you buddy. you are just the cutest dog ever. let's take a look at our weather this morning. we have our own buddy, bus stobusstop buddy. >> yes. >> he's pool side this morning. it's a five out of 10 and bus stop buddy not only has an ice cream sunday because it's ice cream sunday day but also the umbrella. that's because later on you're going to have to watch out for showers and thunderstorms popping up and they'll be pretty widespread and we'll probably get a few severe showers or thunderstorms as well but not before we get to our high of 94 degrees at a. and once we get 90 that will make the heat wave official
seconds one of 2016. whatever you did to get through the last days you're going have to increase that because this is really the worse feeling day before the thunderstorms hit. make sure to give buddy plenty of water. >> plenty of water. >> we have a will the going on and of course the exertion of the folks from the y in back of us, remember we told you bob kelly, don't overexpert yourself but if you're going to do that, this is the time of day to jump up and down. in fact i hired these folks to do my exertion for me he so i think they look pretty good don't you. >> give them 20 bucks for me, too. >> yeah a live look at the schuylkill expressway. jammo from the boulevard out toward belmont avenue. that reverse commute. fridays are always a little different as the folks like to get out of the house early, to the office early because then we head to the shore. can keep in mind if you're going down the atlantic city the ramp to the parkway still only one lane with that construction zone. later on this afternoon it's
going to be a lyle tight in center city. at the convention center they're expecting 30,000 people for an event in which hillary clinton and will be speaking. keep an eye to the sky for the those thunder boomers around that same time. mike and alex back to you in wilmington. >> thank you, bob. you -- like sue was saying, in this heat, the y is still hopping. >> yeah. >> shelley the woman in the middle with the black shrine knee shorts she gave me this towel and it was white but i have such orange makeup on it turned orange. the keeley collection. >> next time use a darker towel. i'm just saying. as we're getting ready for this heat to start taking effect, sue has been talking about it there's some things you should be worried about when it can comes to your kids. >> it keeps happening people leaving their kids in the cars. we have new guidelines on what
>> ♪ >> dallas mayor mike rawlings is now saying 12 officers and two civilians were shot during a downtown protest march last night. you're taking a live look at that scene. we have been seeing all over twitter they have been sending out alerts in dallas to avoid the downtown area as the investigation continues to find out more about those snipers that were perched atop where that protest was happening it was a peaceful protest until the shots rang out just before 9 o'clock. the suspect they thought maybe committed suicide in that parking garage he says that he died after officers used explosives to "blast him out." they were unsure if any weapons were found on him but that's new information also. >> that he had not killed himself but that he had been killed evidently in this exchange with officers. mike rawlings the mayor of dallas also saying that the suspects now in custody evidently are not cooperating
with investigators either. they're not talking. >> we'll head back down to wilmington delaware. sue serio out in the elements. >> elements aren't too bad right now. there's a little bit of breeze blowing through hb dupont park. of course it's muggy outside. it's what will be day three of the heat wave but we've got lots of folks coming to the sign-up in person to win the mazda cx9. you have been hearing that ever since the duration of this contest you could enter every day on fox29.com. but it's nothing like seeing this car in person. you still have until 10 o'clock to sign up there. now, are we doing weather right now? i think so. all right, let's check the temperature. yeah, you know why, -- who wants to say it's already 81 degrees in philadelphia, it's already 80 degrees in
wilmington. let's face it it's july on the east coast. this is what happens. it gets hot and humid. so, we have current temperatures that are pretty muggy right now. just have to be prepared for probably the most uncomfortable day of this heat wave. eventually we get to a high temperature of 94 degrees. one more day after that, tomorrow and then the more comfortable day of the weekend even though it will still be warm is on sunday so we've already tested the air conditioning, it's working just fine. all we need is for you to come down and visit us and take a look at this mazda in person. now, bob kelly i know every time you come out you get your time in the mazda, too. it's a shame we can't win it. >> it's got that new car smell and everything. >> oh, well. >> smells good. 18:16. good morning to you. i-95, there's the skyline in the background and folks heading to work. southbound heavy from cottman down through girard avenue. speedometer slow going on the schuylkill, the blue route even the turnpike.
your normal volume delays. really nothing out of the ordinary and same deal for septa again today. if you're really looking for a change or something different and you just want to try a different option go for the market frankford line or the broad street subway. those trains are running every eight minutes. we've had no problems at all during our rush hours and they've even added extra trains during both the morning and the evening rush hour. let's rush on back to mike and alex down in wilmington. >> thank you bob kelly. back here in wilmington. i will tell you this. we're in the middle of a heat wave and it's going to last awhile and it keeps happening. people leave their kids in hot cars so we brought jane back from aaa to demo what we are doing, what we are not doing. she brought her kids. >> because this is against the you. >> you n pennsylvania there's a law preventing people from leaving children under the age of 10 unattended in a vehicle. >> most kids will be in the back right. >> kids will be in the back
seat. you put the kids in the back seat and you're off to work off to camp or wherever and the problem is that sometimes the parent caregiver forgets there's a child in the back seat. >> kid is sleeping or something they haven't said anything in awhile. >> everyone is always in such a hurry. aaa is advocating people avoid leaving kids unattended period for any reason. >> i'm just going into wawa for 30 seconds. >> doesn't matter. the child is unattended can't speak, can't yell, can't call for help. >> no, no, i left the air conditioning on and the car is running. >> that's even worse. even worse. >> why is that. >> it's a advertisement to take my kid and my car. >> steal it. >> which is another issue in terms other than heat. we're advocating parents create that reminders. put the stuffed animal in the front seat of the car with you when you're on your way in the morning. >> to remind yourself. >> when you look at the front seat to get your bag, oh the kid is in the bac back seat.
put your bag in the back seat so you have to reach back. >> what is the hotter evident you've ever seen in a car that has been locked up. >> i have seen in my personal car with this thermometer i've seen the outside temperature at 95 and i've seen the inside temperature within 10 minutes go to over 200 degrees. >> what's were we basically have today. it's 87 right now here in wilmington. you've seen up to 200 degrees. >> up to 200 inside the car, wow. >> and that can can happen within 10 to 15 minutes. >> kill can in you 15 minutes or -- >> well, what happens think about it your car you create an oven in your car. you cook food at temperatures less than 200. >> true. >> over time because a child's body heats up three to five times faster than yours or mine would in he is sense the internal organs start to shut down. >> my gosh. >> very scary. >> what are your children's names again if this is kayla and jalen. >> hi jalen. >> hi. >> they're of course old enough to say mom, mom, i'm back here but unfortunately a
sleeping baby, toddler can't do that. >> this is important to remember because like you said mike even though it's going to be 80 or let's say it's going to be 90 the heat index makes it feel like triple digits. you can only imagine then what it's going to be like inside of a car. >> great to see you again. >> quick break coming back to wilmington. good day is in wilmington. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> in this jewel of a city some very pretty people from wilmington are trying on some jewelry. >> very nice. >> thank you. >> glad people are coming tout visit us at hb dupont plaza. >> a lot of talented people live in wilmington. a guy who lives four blocks from here calls himself a frank sinatra emulator. >> what's your name. >> sean reilly. >> what is a sinatra emulator. >> an emulator is one who pays homage to the art. an imitator is someone who kind of overacts the part. i can imitate rodney dangerfield but i emulate frank sinatra.
>> send my kid to a private school. he still won't tell me where it is. life's tough. >> wait a second. aren't you the brother of a former eagles player. >> kevin reilly number 52 backed up bill bergey back in the 70's. >> 70's right. >> he's now working with the eagles. two shows after the game on radio. >> he hit guys really hard. so much so he lost an arm. >> he did he lost an arm and he's done a lot of work. he's 30 years with xerox retired and now speaking all across the country. >> that's great. >> motivational speaker. >> so to be an emulator then you have to love frank sinatra. >> that's all i know. my tow parents didn't sing the t is see bit see spider to me. they sang sinatra. >> strain injuries in the life. >> give you my bath. >> do you wander to hear him sing. >> yes. >> of course we do. >> what's the number? >> it's going to be my kind of town, wilmington is.
>> ♪ >> good morning. welcome back at 8:30 we continue to follow breaking news out of texas this morning. dallas is literally in shock after gunmen shot and killed five police officers. a total of 12 officers and two civilians were confirmed by dallas' mayor being shot. >> this all happened during a peaceful protest over the deadly police slootings of black men in other states. three suspects are now in custody. a fourth has died. police have not yet determined a possible motive. >> let's return to wilmington delaware and sue serio tracking the excessive heat for us but also having some fun. hi, sue. >> ♪ >> oh, no. >> trouble with sue serio but
again, a third straight day of excessive heat. the heat index as they say is going to be well over a hundred degrees. it's not just the heat it's the humidity. >> bob, the septa riders still frustrated right. >> yeah, tweets and messages yesterday that some of the cars on the way home had some air conditioning problems. again nothing has changed on septa. same scenario we've been dealing with all week. the regional rails running on that special schedule. friday could be a little different. fridays are always a little different than the other work days. a live look north on 202 heavy from the boot road interchange through west chester up into the construction zone. slow going on the schuylkill. some sun glare coming around the curve south on 95 you're stacked up from the betsy down through girard avenue and again if you're really looking for something different or another alternate that you haven't tried yet this week for septa the market frankford or the broad street subways, the two big work horses of this system, they're running trains every eight minutes and
we haven't had a problem all week long on either of those lines. now, we haven't had a problem all week long, either, so let's go out to sue down there in wilmington with some goodies. is that rita's? >> we do have goodies from rita's and we have jason and we have nino. what flavor do you have in here. >> mango. >> lemon over here. >> yeah but i want to know ice man is your mascot. >> ice guy. >> ice guy. what flavor is he? >> cherry. >> cherry, of course. he's a classic. i was going to guess swedish fish. >> no. >> cherry. >> we're so grateful you're here because you're cooling us off this morning. >> thanks for having us. >> i'll take a lemon and a mango. load up on the water ice folks. here is the forecast for today. current temperatures are already in the 80's in many places this morning. especially in the cities like here in wilmington and in philadelphia where we have reached 80 degrees as well. and eventually we're heading up into the 90's but your pal,
bus stop buddy is ready to take a dip in the pool but do you notice the umbrella there? bus stop buddy is ready for thunderstorms that will be popping up a little later on in the day. and they could be widespread and a few of them could be strong so just want to make sure you're aware of that. again, high temperature of 94 degrees. once we reach 90, we have an official heat wave. so, if you're feeling hot right now take a look at this. here's jason scooping out some lemon rita's water ice. looking good on a friday morning in wilmington, delaware. i think alex and mike i'm just going to put mine right down my shirt. [laughter] >> that's what she said. >> oh, my goodness. it must feel good, sue. >> man, man. i'm hungry for water ice. i'll be back. [laughter] >> he really is going. no, really you're going. >> no, no no,. >> okay, okay. so, we are here -- we have -- when you come to wilmington or
delaware, we have the 87ers of course. larry tell us about the 87ers. >> we've just completed our third year here in delaware we're a minor league affiliate for the sixers. go sixers. >> yes. >> and we're all about family fun entertainment we play at the university of delaware at the bob carpenter center. >> d league. >> d league. >> why the 87ers. >> if you know your delaware history it was the first state to ratify the constitution in 1787. >> that would make sense. >> good that you mention it's like a family because we have the philadelphia 76ers here and we have the junior seven's. >> good to see youly. >> cassidy. >> how old are you. >> 10. >> how long have you been dancing you're only 10. >> seven years. >> i've been dancing for 10 years now. >> who are you. >> i'm julia with the philadelphia 76ers dancers. >> hi, i'm michelle with the philadelphia 76ers as well. >> thanks for coming up. >> uptown funk video she
helped us with us. >> we've been dancing -- [laughter] >> having a great time. thank you so much larry. we appreciate it. >> home opener. >> when is the home opener. >> november 12th. >> november 12th. okay we'll bee there. thank you so much. okay, mike. >> any time there are models i can find them. >> yes. >> we have beautiful people in wilmington. in fact the name of her business has the word beautiful in it. >> so we're beautiful organization called the woman's business center. furs we want to welcome fox 29 to wilmington. thank you so much for coming. the wilmington center is an organization founded certified in 2014 federally certified by the small business administration. we're hosted. our submission to grow businesses and help women sustain their businesses that's what we do. we have fun with business plans marketing we provided 3,000 hours of support services. 700 counseling session center city. we're doing amazing stuff with
women in business including women -- we're putting women on the business map. we love what we do. >> good for you. do you have to be beautiful to be a part of the organization. >> all women in business are beautiful. look at these beautiful women in business. >> i know. >> we're all beautiful. >> i know. >> all women in business are beautiful so the answer to your question is absolutely yes. you have to be beautiful if you're in business because being business makes you absolutely beautiful and guess what. >> what. >> you have a level of beauty too. >> a level of beauty. >> does that mean it's a small level. >> if you have a little bit more because we love women but we do play with the guys and the guys hang out with us so we always say one thing it's our world so you have to do what we say. >> like a bowl of corn flakes. >> you're funny. >> i'm just floating in it. >> good to see you here. congratulations on your helping women throughout delaware. >> thank you. we do a lot of great work and
we're three impact the lives of women here in delaware. >> i just saw something we have to cover after the break. >> okay, let's take a break then. >> let's go. i survived breast cancer. if the doctors hadn't caught it early i might not be sitting here. so i'm outraged that pat toomey voted to defund planned parenthood... ...which thousands of pennsylvania women
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it told me everything i need to know about his heart and what he believes deep down. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> ♪ >> on the second floor. the college there in 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 the -- its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was. other options would have exposed the officers to grave
danger. the suspect is deceased as a result of 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. and i want to share with you some of the comments from this 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 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 ied's. the suspect stated la he was not affiliated with any groups end 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 what 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 dart police officers. some of the bravest men and women you'd ever want to be associated with. you see video footage after video footage of them running toward gunfire from an elevated position with no chance to protect themselves. and to put themselves in harm's way, to make sure citizens can get to a place of security. so, please join me in
applauding these brave men and women who do this job under great scrutiny, under grave vulnerability, who literally risk their lives to protect our democracy. we don't feel much support most days. let's not make today most day 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 the 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, 'cause we're working very diligently in 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 dart officer was one of the victims and i want to just take a moment and say the professionalism the dart 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. 's 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 o'clock, at thanksgiving square, a leadership group of interfaith ministers will be leading us
in that prayer. i would ask that if you're 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 heel wounds, not create them. thank you. any -- any questions that would -- >> mayor mike rawlings speaking after this police chief david brown spoke as well. we were in commercial break before the chief spoke. we're heartbroken. hard to describe the atrocity against our city. chief brown taking questions right now. let's listen in. >> types of injuries families are being very private for obvious reasons right now but again, excuse me. what's the question, i'm
sorry. >> critical. >> they're doing better. some have been released. some of their statuses they're still needing more treatment but they're being very private about any further details about their health. >> reporter: nod your department worked with the community, have good relations, can you speak to that and the fact that something like this could happen? >> so, we have to be right a lunn percent of the time in the way we police 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 shown great support for this police department, this mayor and council and city managers office have supported this department and these officers and we expect that to continue and this community -- i'm 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 bag just for a second for -- for -- if anybody hasn't heard us say this. this police department trained in deescalation far before cities across america did it. we're -- we are one of the premiere community policing cities in the country. and this year we have the fewest police officer-related
shootings than any large city in america. so, we are working hard to improve and there's always room for improvement, but we are best in class we feel. >> [inaudible] talking to people, the people in dallas watching at home are you confident that the threat is now over. >> no, i'm not going to be satisfied until we've turned over every stone. we've got some level that this one suspect did do some of the shooting but we're not satisfied that we've exhausted every lead and we're not going to be satisfied until every lead 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 a total of four suspects. >> we're not counting or expanding on who or how many. we're going to keep these
suspects guessing. >> chief, would you tell us about -- i know your first focus right now is on the officers and the investigation. but can you and the mayor talk about the impact this would have on the way protests or demonstrations are conducted in the city. >> well, i -- i'm going to let chief brown make any strategic decisions but i think it's important for citizens to realize that we want to give everybody their freedom of speech. we've been through several protests in the last five or six years and they've all gone in a safe manner. but the chief makes decisions at 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 also have to believe in keeping our police officers safe and i know i'm going to redouble my efforts on that. >> how does this change temporarily or permanently the way police officers will arm themselves. >> again, i just want to expand on the mayor's comments. police officers are guardians of this great democracy, the freedom to protest, the freedom of speech, freedom for expression. all freedoms we fight for with
our lives. it's what makes us who we are as americans. and so we risk our lives for those rights. and so we won't militarize our policing standards but we will do in it a much safer way every time. like we close to 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 -- and their free speech. we are not going to let a coward who would ambush police officers change our democracy. we're not going to do it. our city, our country is better than that. >> this is a follow-up. [inaudible] is there any direct response [inaudible]
>> can you say at all whether this is someone who was having some mental stability problems and just looking for an opening to react, or is this something more organized? can you talk about that at all? >> 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 perso person. they seemed lucid during the negotiations. he -- 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 a 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. >> guys, thank you. we still have a lot of work to do. we're going to take off. >> so, in getting back to what they said at the very beginning, and he ended it on that note, the police chief there, we can't get into the head of a person who would do something like this but he was deliberate. this person said he wanted to kill, he wanted to kill officers, he wanted to kill white officers. he expressed anger for black lives matter. a lot going on through here. they're still sifting through the details. >> we'll check back in on any developments in dallas. in the meantime we'll take a quick break.
>> mike and alex back here in wilmington on this friday after that extraordinary press conference from dallas. i was surprised that the police chief was so forthcoming, the information they gleaned from the shooter, the alleged shooter before he got blown up. >> because he had a standoff for several hours and he said that the shooter was very adamant about the things he was expressing for black lives matter but at the end a lot of people were surprised that he said some of the things that he was saying before he died. >> yeah. >> and the police chief came out and said we can't get into the head of a person who would do something like this. >> no. >> and that is true. it's still a ongoing
investigation. >> surprisingly they normally keep that close to the vest as the investigation continues. sounds like this guy hated everybody. hated black lives matter but also hated white people didn't like law enforcement and now he's dead. >> press conference just happened minutes a ago with chief brown and the mayor.