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et the akinghings ff >> just like nature does. that's it for abc 7 news at 5:00. we'll see you back here at 6:00. # tonight -- found alive. the miracle rescue. that missing yoga teacher surviving more than two weeks alone in the wilds of a maui forest. the emotional interview from her hospital bed, describing how she lost her way, the terrifying nights alone, forced sleep in the den of a wild boar. holiday slam. 30 million americans bracing for severe weather. more than 125 reported tornadoes crashing across the country this week. floodwaters rising. plus, record breaking heat. our team in the storm zone. blocking the wall. the federal judge halting president trump's plan to divert $1 billion to pay for his border wall. tonight, the president firing
back, attacking the judge. bomber manhunt. a package bomb sending nearly a dozen people to the hospital. now new surveillance images of the masked terror suspect. taken by surprise. the chilling nighttime body cam footage. police chasing a suspect on foot when out of nowhere a different man starts shooting. plus, child saved. the terrifying moment caught on camera. a man sees a 2-year-old falling from a window high above, breaking that boy's fall, saving his life. good evening. thanks for joining us on this saturday. i'm tom llamas. we begin tonight with an incredible story of survival. a woman missing for more than two weeks dramatically rescued. yoga teacher amanda eller somehow surviving in a maui forest. you see her there, hoisted to safety after she was spotted in
a ravine by a search team helicopter with friends on board. the 35-year-old overcome at being found saying she stayed alive on guava and leaves. her friends and family never gave up hope, now overcome with joy. everyone celebrating tonight. eller sharing details in a video shot inside her hospital, revealing over the long ordeal she wanted to give up. abc's erielle reshef starts us off tonight. >> reporter: alive and alert, tonight, amanda eller in her own words speaking tearfully from her hospital bed after two weeks alone in the hawaiian wilderness. >> the last 17 days of my life have been the toughest days of my life. there were times of total fear and loss and wanting to give up. >> reporter: dramatic images of her long-awaited rescue. >> we found her, guys! we did it! >> reporter: amanda eller, hoisted by basket into a maui fire department helicopter. >> it did come down to life and death, and i had to choose. and i chose life. i wasn't going to take the easy way out.
>> reporter: new photos showing the 35-year-old yoga instructor appearing gaunt and overwhelmed as she made he call following her ordeal. >> you could easily get turned around because everything looking the same. >> found wedged between water falls in the kailua forest. >> she was mobile for the first five days. but she took a good ball. she did something to her ankle and knee that impeded her. >> reporter: a trained physical therapist, eller's family saying she nursed her own injured ankles and fractured leg as time ticked by. >> apparently those healing touches had done her well, and they thought for what she had been through, she was in surprisingly good shape. >> reporter: managing to persevere using expert survival skills. >> she ate a lot guava, some of the special plants she knows you can eat for energy. >> reporter: in an interview with "the new york times" claiming she took extreme measures, even spending one night in the den of a wild boar. the official search for her
called off after 72 hours, but a group of volunteers dubbed "amanda's angels" persisting in their mission to find her. 5:00 p.m. friday, the moment all had been hoping for. >> we looked down and it was like, hey, there's a hiker. what? and she's like coming out of the woodwork, like arms out, waving us down. unbelievable, man. elation. absolute elation. >> it's been a really significant spiritual journey that i was guided on. >> yay! >> unbridled emotion from eller's mother. >> oh, i was crying with tears of joy. just so incredibly grateful to have my girl home. >> reporter: her safe return a relief to her family and an entire community. >> we're going to have a party. yeah, we're going to have a serious party. >> so great they found her. erielle reshef joins us live on set. we know when she went on that hike she left her wallet, her
keys, and her water inside of her car. do we know how she got lost? >> eller told "the new york times" she was on a trail and simply lost her way and then fell about 20 feet injuring herself fighting to survive all of those days. she's thanking the community for the massive effort it took to save her. >> amazing she was able to make a statement tonight. already, thank you. next to the holiday slam, the relentless rounds of severe weather. 30 million americans in the storm zone sweep ing from texas to the great lakes. at least 125 tornadoes across 11 states this week with more expected. new storms bringing more heavy rain to already saturated ground there in oklahoma. tulsa residents warned to get ready to evacuate if high water causes the levees to give way. all this plus extreme holiday heat. here's abc meteorologist rob marciano. >> reporter: tonight, the center of the country bracing for more severe weather. you can hear the hail on the roof of the car. crazy rain out the front windshield. this is a powerful supercell.
and it has rotation. the region slammed by days of dangerous storms. this ef-1 twister with winds up to 110 miles-per-hour touching down near iowa city friday. this is incredible. this is a multi-vortex wide tornado. you can see the entire mesocyclone on this tornado rotating. >> reporter: with 125 reported tornadoes in 11 states since monday. parts of kansas getting more than 5 inches of rain in the last 24 hours, a flash flood emergency in wichita friday. along the arkansas river outside tulsa, the keystone dam releasing water at more than 1.8 million gallons per second, putting pressure on the levees. >> they have never been tested like they will be over the next four or five days. >> reporter: downstream, first responders going door to door. >> looking for people that might not have been able to make their way out, that might be stranded. >> reporter: officials describing the flooding in muskogee as catastrophic.
>> i've not seen anything like this, and i've been through hurricane katrina, houston, and i haven't seen anything coming up this fast. >> reporter: residents anxious as more storms loom. >> rob at the center of it all in the texas panhandle tonight with the latest on the forecast. rob, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. as you can see it's still raining. we have had a tremendous amount of rain here in the texas panhandle, hence flash flood watches are posted here almost all the way to chicago. show it to you on the radar. action tonight across parts of western p.a., and some tornado watches up through western oklahoma. the setup remains the same. that's why it's been such a painful week for severe weather. the ridge in the southeast bringing that holiday heat and almost daily rounds of thunderstorms across the northeast. mid 90s tomorrow. atlanta, charleston and charlotte. again monday, probably right into the week, looking for thunderstorms from d.c. in tornado alley, threats of severe weather during the afternoon tomorrow. tom? >> rob, thank you. now to japan and the historic four-day visit under way.
president trump and the first lady arriving in tokyo. trade tariffs on the table as well as time on the links and a sumo wrestling tournament. abc white house correspondent tara palmeri is traveling with the president. >> reporter: tonight, president trump arriving in tokyo for high-stakes trade talks, wasting no time, immediately pressuring japan to remove trade barriers against american imports. >> i would say that japan has had a substantial edge for many, many years, but that's okay. maybe that's why you like us so much. >> reporter: as american farmers feel the pinch from the ongoing trade war with china, trump aiming to open up the u.s. agricultural market to japanese consumers and threatening to slap tariffs on japanese cars if a deal can't be reached. but the president sounding optimistic. >> as you know, the united states and japan are hard at work negotiating a bilateral trade agreement which will benefit both of our countries. >> reporter: trump also looking to strengthen military ties with his closest ally in the region. this as nuclear talks with north korea have broken down, with the rogue regime firing
missiles into the sea of japan. kim jong un saying he's no longer willing to negotiate on denuclearization. here in tokyo, prime minister shinzo abe rolling out the red carpet for trump, where he'll golf and sit ringside at a sumo wrestling tournament, presenting the president's cup to the winner, a trophy 4 and a half feet tall and 70 pounds. it's here at the imperial palace where president trump will be the first state leader to meet the new emperor of japan. >> with all the countries of the world, i'm the guest of honor at the biggest event that they've had in over 200 years. >> reporter: tonight there are already security concerns for president trump because of where he'll be seated during that sumo wrestling match. he'll be ringside in an event where spectators often throw objects into the ring when there's an upset. tom? >> no doubt it's going to be an interesting night. tara palmeri live from tokyo for us. tara, thank you. now to the major new court order back here at home. a federal judge blocking the administration's plans to divert $1 billion from the department of defense to build president trump's wall at the mexican
border. tonight the president is responding, attacking the judge who issued that order. here's abc's stephanie ramos. >> reporter: president trump's plans to build the wall hitting a roadblock. a federal judge tonight temporarily halting trump from using $1 billion in military funds to build part of the u.s./mexico border wall. tonight the president lashing out on twitter. another activist obama-appointed judge has just ruled against us. this is a ruling against border security and in favor of crime, drugs and human trafficking. >> here what the president tried to do was basically completely disregard our democratic process and just take money that congress hadn't given him to build the wall anyway. >> reporter: the president declared a national emergency in february, attempting to divert money from the pentagon to build the wall, even predicting the fight ahead. >> we will have a national emergency, and we will then be sued. >> reporter: but judge haywood gilliam says in his order, congress's absolute
control over federal expenditures is not a bug in our constitutional system. it is a feature of that system and an essential one. this latest order by that california judge prevents work from beginning on two wall projects spanning 51 miles. that work was actually set to start today. >> this programming note -- martha raddatz going one-on-one with 2020 candidate mayor pete buttigieg for his take on the foreign policy challenges tomorrow on "this week." a terror bombing in france. forensics teams searching for clues in lyon. at least 13 people wounded when a package bomb exploded. police releasing new images of the suspect. julia mcfarland with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: tonight, the urgent manhunt for this man who french police say detonated a package bomb in the historic center of lyon. the attack taking place in broad daylight, injuring 13 people outside a bakery in france's third largest city.
11 people taken to the hospital, including a 10-year-old girl. authorities say the suspect was caught on camera getting to the scene at 5:25 last night, dropping off a bag, then departing minutes later. the explosive detonating within five minutes. in an update saturday, police also revealing the homemade bomb was packed with screws, ball bearings and bolts and meant to hurt a large number of people. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: the probe now in the hands of counter-terrorism investigators. since the paris attacks in 2015, more than 250 people have been killed in terror attacks in france. that's a huge rise in the number of fatalities. tonight, police say they will not let the suspect rest until he's arrested. tom? >> julia mcfarland tonight. thank you. back here at home to the police taken by surprise during a chase inside of a los angeles housing complex.
police body cam showing officers pursuing a suspect on foot ending in a dramatic exchange of gunfire with a separate suspect. >> reporter: tonight, a volatile foot pursuit caught on camera. you can see police chasing a suspect through a neighborhood in los angeles when out of nowhere, this man fires at one of the cops, hitting him. the incident began with a traffic stop. that situation escalating when the driver got off the car and ran. >> foot pursuit. man with a gun. >> reporter: surveillance cameras shows two officers chasing the driver. police say while that was happening, 39-year-old curley duff was pursuing them. >> duff ran only a few feet when he abruptly looked back and simultaneously turned toward the second officer. duff pointed a handgun at the officer and shot at him. [ gunshots ] >> reporter: the cop fires back injuring duff, but he's been hit and needs help. >> i'm hit, bro, in my leg. >> he shot you?
>> reporter: as the officers wait for back-up and first responders a crowd of angry residents gathered. police picking up the shooter's gun and taking him to the hospital. the alleged gunman has been charged with attempted murder of a police officer. the officer is recovering at home as the investigation continues. tom? >> thank you. much more ahead this saturday. the wild high-speed chase. police trying to keep up with a driver going more than 140 miles per hour. the crash and the surprising statement the driver allegedly made when police finally caught up to him. the heart stopping moment. a child falling from a window several stories high. saved. the man in the right place at the right time. how they're both doing tonight. and your money. why right now is the perfect time to buy a car. the price drops we found. some suv prices slashed by $12,000. the amazing deals when we come back. whenwhy wait?ows type 2 diabetes your way,...
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finally tonight, cheers, sirens and hug after hug filling the streets he's protected for so long. only this time, it's for him. in bartonville, illinois, sirens were sounding. people lined the streets. a man with a saxophone took to the sidewalk, all to celebrate a special moment. the t-shirts said it all -- gerald beckette day, bartonville's #1 crossing guard. at 85, gerald can still bust a move. after giving this town nearly 70 years of his life. some of the kids he helped e std out are now likely grandparents. >> oh, he's an institution in
bartonville. he was on the corner of lafayette and pfieffer for years and years. he protected the kids and the . >> you walk in the door, and you might be having kind of a crappy morning, and you walk in the door and you see his smile, and, you know, how are you? and, have a good day. and just everything just goes away. >> reporter: generation after generation showing gerald how much he meant to them, and hoping to get one final hug from their favorite crossing guard. as for gerald, he's sad to go, but proud of his service. >> makes me happy. they're my people. i took care of their kids a long time ago. >> he took care of so many. congratulations to gerald. we thank you for watching. i'm tom llamas in new york. "gma" and "this week" in the morning. see you back here tomorrow night. have a great evening. good night. . goodight good night.
>> and b.a.r.t. versus e lon musk. >> and how a hiker managed to survive for two weeks before he is was rescued. >> abc 7 news at 6 starts now. >> now, news to build a better bay area. >> the pressure is mounting on san francisco's police chief. some of his own officers are now calling for him to resign. hello, thank you for joining us, i'm eric thomas. >> i'm dion lynn. a case on a raid on a journalist home. they're calling chief william
scot to apologize. cornell bernard is live with details and reaction to this developing story. >> the police union not holding back tonight. they say it is time for the chief to go following is handling of a raid on a journalist home. >> we're asking the chief to voluntarily design, if he won't resign we're asking he be fired. >> tony montoya says it is for chief william scott to go preponderate chief spoke with dan noise on friday. >> i owe an apology to the people of san francisco. >> i believe it was hypocritical. just within a few days ago he was supporting the