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that's it for abc 7 news at 5:00. thank you for your time. we will see you right back here tonight, o.j. simpson now a free man and speaking out. his first comments since leaving his prison cell. >> i've been in nowhere, usa, for the last nine years doing nothing. >> tonight, where he went just after getting out. presidential sabotage? on the same day president trump attends a golf tournament, he appears to undercut his secretary of state, tweeting, tillerson is "wasting his time trying to negotiate with little rocket man." sos. the crisis in puerto rico. our cameras capturing the tears of joy at the sight of fema support. terror attacks? twin stabbings leaving multiple people dead in two cities. the possible isis connection. ripped to shreds. an engine on the double-decker jet from paris to los angeles, coming apart midair.
and, dangerous move. the pro athlete reaching into a cage to pet a lion when the animal suddenly turns on him. and good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. we begin tonight with the o.j. simpson story, walking out of prison a free man. speaking out for the first time since his exit from the lovelock correctional center. this shot of simpson, signing release papers just after midnight. you see the 70-year-old walking out of prison in the dead of night. here's kenneth moton. >> juice, juice. how's it feel to be out? >> reporter: tonight, o.j. simpson is speaking as a free man. >> y'all stalking me? >> where you headed?
>> none of your business. >> reporter: a camera catching the infamous football star off-guard at a nevada gas station, five hours after he walked out of prison, in the cover of darkness. >> i've been in the car for the last five hours, so how would i know how it feels to be out? >> reporter: the man who spent years in front of the cameras, now asking for privacy. >> nothing has changed in my life. i mean, what do you expect. i mean, there's nothing changed. please, can i have a break here? >> all right. >> thank you. god bless. take care. >> reporter: since that early morning encounter, simpson has been out of sight. but we've learned he is now in las vegas. the media circus around simpson, prompting prison officials to keep his release secret. only three people knew when he would leave, and a decoy van was deployed to keep simpson's cover. >> we joked about, oh, don't come back. he said, i don't intend to. >> reporter: simpson, still in his prison-issued denim, signing his parole papers shortly after midnight. simpson's home for the last nine years, lovelock correctional,
serving time for armed robbery at a las vegas hotel. tonight, the hall-of-famer in hiding. but a move to florida in the works. >> he wants to go to florida and see his family and hug his family. >> reporter: but florida's attorney general fighting the transfer, writing, "our state should not become a country club for this convicted criminal." simpson is facing another battle from the estates of nicole brown simpson and ron goldman. simpson found not guilty in the trial of the century. but owing more than $60 million after being found liable for their deaths. >> whatever we can take from him will be a measure of punishment. >> reporter: simpson reportedly racked up around $500,000 from his nfl pension alone while in prison. but that money, untouchable. >> kenneth, how long is simpson expected to be in vegas, and will he go to florida?
>> reporter: it could be several weeks. florida is the plan, but we're told they haven't filed the parole transfer paperwork. once they do, florida has 45 days to respond. >> kenneth, thank you. let's turn to politics, president trump sounding off on twitter. but it's the tweets on north korea drawing the most attention. president trump catching the action on the 14th green of the president's cup golf tournament, earlier appearing to undercut his secretary of state on north korea. and the president took aim again at the mayor of san juan. here's david wright. >> reporter: tonight, disaster management, trump style. the commander in chief on the move in new jersey, headed not to high-level meetings but to the president's cup golf tournament. trump made it clear he doesn't
think much of the secretary of state's trip this weekend. i told rex tillerson he's wasting his time trying to negotiate with little rocket man. >> rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself. >> reporter: today, he publicly undercut his own top diplomat. "being nice to rocket man hasn't worked for 25 years. why would it work now?" today, trump also took time to defend the relief effort in puerto rico against mounting criticism. >> we're going to dedicate this trophy to all who went through so much. >> reporter: earlier, he
tweeted, "we've done a great job with the almost impossible situation." this weekend, trump teed off on the mayor of san juan. accusing her of poor leadership ability. "they want everything to be done for them, when it should be a community effort," he tweeted. >> calling us lazy? seriously? >> reporter: today, speaking to alex perez, the mayor blasted back. >> we're a small island covered by a lot of water. we may be small, but we're huge in dignity in valor. >> david, president trump is heading to puerto rico on tuesday, and the mayor says she's willing to meet with him. >> reporter: she says she is willing to meet with him. but it's not clear the invitation has been given. she said, you don't have to
speak spanish to see the pain in people's eyes. >> thank you. let's head to puerto rico for more on the growing humanitarian k humanitari humanitari humanitarian crisis. fema approving 63,000 applications for assistance. but still so many communities face dire conditions with disappearing resources. here's alex perez with more. >> reporter: tonight, as supplies and other necessities trickle in to san juan, people living just 25 miles away wondering if they've been forgotten. >> nobody. >> reporter: nobody has come to help? >> no. >> reporter: the reyes family, in an isolated part of comerio, say they have been fending for themselves. 11 days now, no power, no cell service, no easily available drinking water. the hurricane ripping the roofs right off in this sprawling valley community. the river water now their means
of bathing and cleaning up what's left of their homes. what's the hardest part? >> the babies. >> reporter: there's no water to drink? >> no. >> reporter: very little. but in another small town, juncos, aid from fema finally arriving. >> it's not enough, it's not fast enough. they know that, we know that. >> reporter: in san juan, where lines at gas stations go on for blocks, fuel trucks now being escorted by armed officers. >> we have no food, we have no water. buildings are becoming human prisons, human cages. >> reporter: more help already on the way. cargo ships filled with supplies. the massive navy hospital ship comfort arriving this week. 6,400 troops already on the ground. with communications crippled, the general now in charge of military operations here says the challenge is finding where the needs are so they can be met. >> we are not satisfied with what we've been able to do so
far. these people deserve more help and we're going to bring it. >> alex, power still such a major issue. much of the island in the dark or on generators. and you have a new, shocking estimate tonight? >> reporter: officials say it could be a long six months before the island is back on the power grid. but the resilience here stands out. everyone we've talked to says they're determined to rebuild. tom? >> six months, so difficult. alex, thank you. turning overseas and to breaking develops in two possible terror attacks tonight. police in marseille investigating a deadly knife attack that killed two women. and in a separate incident in canada, a vehicle running down a police blockade. james longman with the late details. >> reporter: tonight, two countries, two knife attacks, and police unraveling possible terror connections.
in france, at marseille's main train station, two women killed. one had her neck slit, the other beabst just 17 and 20 years old. this woman, just feet away from the attack, recounting what she felt was a nightmare unfolding. "he attacked a woman who was sitting five or six meters away from me. it felt like a nightmare. and then he started shouting allahu akbar." "god is great." isis claiming responsibility. the attacker rushed at soldiers as they responded. this is where they shot and killed him. a different attack in edmonton, canada.castrikes a police officer, launching him 15 feet in the air. the suspect then getting out and stabbing his target before fleeing. the officer now out of the hospital. canadian authorities spotting the suspect at a checkpoint two hours later in a u-haul truck. he fled again, hitting four pedestrians before overturning the truck and finally being detained.
police say the isis type flag found in his car, a clue perhaps to his dark motive. >> it was determined that these incidents are being investigated as acts of terrorism. >> reporter: although not connected, these lone wolf attacks, which we've seen so many of across europe, are linked in their motive to cause real terror and panic. tom? >> james, thank you. next to the clashes in voting booths in barcelona. at least 750 injured, some seriously, during showdowns over a referendum over seceding from spain. terry moran with the latest for us. >> reporter: on the streets of barcelona today, a harsh crackdown. spanish national police open fire, using rubber bullets on people trying to cast their votes. polling stations raided, voters thrown out, an old man dragged away, his dog tossed aside. a woman, dazed and bloodied. tonight, officials say more than 800 injured across this region.
and still they came, defying the government, waiting in line to cast their ballots and answer a momentous question. should this region, catalonia, with its own language and ancient history, secede from spain and become an independent country? the spirit here is incredible. everybody who votes gets cheered like a hero and the chant goes up, "votarem." "we will vote." on the, tonight, a huge hurt, for independence and a split from spain. >> the spanish government has turned crazy. >> reporter: both sides digging in, and the violence on the streets has only hardened the people's determination to secede. and made clear the spanish government will not let them go without a fight. tom? >> terry, thank you. now to the new coast guard report just issued on a disaster at sea, that took place two
years ago today. the sinking of the el faro cargo ship. killing 33 people back in 2015. officials say the captain misread the strength of hurricane joaquin and the power of his ship and that these contributed to the disaster. the coast guard sharing some of the blame. reports contain more than 30 safety measures to help prevent further loss of life. now to another sunday of protest in the nfl. the demonstrations during the national anthem continuing this week. many teams also locking arms in a show of unity. reaction to president trump's tweets about protesting players reverberating around stadiums. here's ron claiborne. >> reporter: across the nfl, players once again taking a knee during the national anthem. in london, these miami athletes in protest. and these six buffalo bills players kneeling. the new protests following the president's tweet on saturday, "very important that nfl players stand tomorrow and always for the playing of our national anthem. respect our flag and our country!"
oakland's marshawn lynch getting ready for his game with a shirt reading, "everybody versus trump." in san francisco, 30 49ers players once again protesting and taking a knee, like their former quarterback colin kaepernick, who initially sparked the uproar with his protests against alleged police mistreatment of minorities. still the debate rages on, provoking support for protesting players among some, outrage among others. in oklahoma, these fans using jerseys to wash cars. this fan even burning his tickets. are you generally okay with the protests? >> i am. >> we are. >> we're a nation of free speech, aren't we? we can all agree on that. >> reporter: but today, far fewer players knelt during "the star-spangled banner." no owners joined them. where there were protests, the reaction in the stands was more muted than a week ago. >> ron, thank you. there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this sunday. an engine explodes on a flight
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dramatic images show part of the engine detached, flapping in midair dangerously close to the wing holding fuel. >> the aircraft was vibrating, it was shaking. >> reporter: the airfrance jet was headed from paris to l.a.x. on saturday when it was forced to make an emergency landing in canada. the destruction visible. >> that initial 20 seconds, i've honestly never felt fear anywhere close to that in my life. >> reporter: this rare failure forced the double decker jet to fly on three engines. >> this was such a violent explosion that hot metal blew out of the engine and blew the front of the engine off. >> reporter: on the ground in canada, more than ten hours of waiting until passengers could finally board other flights to the united states. it took some of the passengers more than 24 hours to reach their final destination. and the big question is, why? what happened? officials have sent teams to canada to investigate. tom?
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tonight at 6:00, extreme fire danger in the bay area. we'll tell you if it affects where you live. plus -- i feel extremely violated for my daughter. extremely violated. >> parents are shocked after tainted flutes are distributed to school districts. and fleet week. crews are in the town but that's not the only big event happening this week. abc7 news at 6:00 starts now. good evening, i'm eric thomas. thank you so much for joining us. right now, parts of the bay area are under extreme fire warnings. today a viewer showed us this video from san leandro. firefighters are keeping they're eyes out, especially in the east bay. let's head over to
drew tuma. >> it's the winds that are the main culprit for the high fire danger in the next 36 hours. a red flag warning for the east bay and north bay hills. the areas shaded in red. the winds are going to pick up later on tonight. by 11:00, you can see widespread wind gusts, anywhere from 20 to 30 miles per hour. so really the highest threat is going to be in our hills. those winds could go as high as 50 miles per hour. combine that with low humidity and fires will easily start and spread under those conditions. the winds are also going to bring about warmer weather. we'll detail the forecast in a few minutes. eric? >> drew, thank you. download our abc7 app for push alerts. police have identified a man