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captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: the suspect is captured alive. an afghan immigrant is arrested in the bombings in new york and new jersey. >> as americans we do not, and never will, give in to fear. >> pelley: also tonight, terrorism again becomes a campaign issue. >> i'm the only candidate in this race who has been part of the hard decisions to take terrorists off the battlefield. >> hillary clinton talks tougher about my supporters than she does about islamic terrorists. >> shots fired! >> pelley: video captures the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black motorist in tulsa. and we'll remember when rock was young and loud. >> it was just like, "she loves-
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? she loves you yeah, yeah, yeah ? she loves you yeah, yeah, yeah this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. less than 50 hours after the first explosion, police arrested a suspect today in the bombings in new york and new jersey. he is ahmad khan rahami of elizabeth, new jersey, a naturalized u.s. citizen from afghanistan. a fingerprint on an unexploded bomb led to a manhunt, and rahami was captured after a shoot-out in linden, new jersey. rahami faces five charges of attempted murder in that shooting, and federal prosecutors are preparing terrorism charges. we have a team of correspondents covering the bombings. first we'll go to jeff pegues. >> reporter: about three hours
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suspect's name, ahmad khan rahami was spotted on the streets of linden, new jersey. ( gunfire ) you can hear the gunfire during a shoot-out with police. the 28-year-old suspect ended up on the rain-soaked pavement, bleeding from the arm, as he was taken to the hospital. the arrest brought an end to a weekend of terror. ( explosion ) o n saturday evening at aroundpl 8:30 p.m., a bomb exploded on west 23rd street in manhattan. the force of the shrapnel-packed bomb was enough to destroy a metal dumpster and sent residents racing for cover. 29 people were injured. >> reporter: another pressure cooker bomb was found four blocks away, but it did not explode. surveillance video showed rahami in the manhattan neighborhood, plain as day, as one investigator put it. more surveillance video from
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dragging a bag, which may have contained the bomb. law enforcement sources say his fingerprint was found on one of the bombs, and both bombs used a flip-style cell phone as a trigger, the same as a pipe bomb earliead blown up 11 hours earlier at a charity race in new jersey. police now believe all three are connected. ( explosion ) by sunday evening five more explosive devices were found in a trash can near the elizabeth train station in new jersey. elizabeth was rahami's last- known address, but officials say he had also traveled to afghanistan at least three times where his family is from. investigators are still trying to determine the motive for the attack and whether he was acting alone. f.b.i. assistant director in charge william sweeney. >> i have no indication that there is a cell operating in the area or in the city. the investigation is ongoing, so as we develop more information,
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operating here. >> reporter: in addition to traveling to afghanistan, sources tell us that rahami went to pakistan, as well. invest investigators also tell us thehe phones used as a triggering device were bought in new jersey last year. scott, so far investigators have not uncovered any direct links to isis or any other terrorist organizations. >> pelley: and at this hour we understand his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. jeff pegues, thank you very much. much. michelle miller is at the scene of rahami's arrest in linden, new jersey. >> this guy was just sleeping in front of my bar. >> reporter: harry bain, owner of merdie's tavern, called police when he saw a man who appeared to be drunk sleeping on his front stoop. >> i called the cops and said, his "there is this guy. you need to come and check it out. he doesn't look good." >> reporter: two police officers approached and woke him. officer james sarnicki. >> as soon as this gentleman picked up his face, he saw the beard, and he said to himself,
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ahmad khan rahami to show his hands, but instead, police say, he opened fire, shooting one that ignin the vest. that ignited a gunfight. a second officer was also hit and rahami was shot several times. he was conscious with a visible wound to his arm when he was wheeled into an ambulance. >> the net was tightening, and unfortunately it came down where there was shooting at officers. by the grace of god, nobody was seriously injured or killed, but he was hell-bent on hurting someone. >> reporter: in elizabeth, the next town over, rahami's father owned this restaurant called first american chicken. the family lived upstairs. mayor chris bollwage told us the business' patrons caused trouble after hours. >> it was open 24 hours causing problems in the neighborhood through noise and code enforcement problems. >> reporter: so they weren't a a go good neighbor? >> they weren't a good neighbor to the people here. >> reporter: the city passed an
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p.m. the rahamis allegedly refused and filed a lawsuit against the mayor and 20 police officers, saying they were being targeted because they were muslim. today, neighbors were in shock. >> they're very friendly. you would never suspect anything like this. >> reporter: so while it's no secret that ahmad khan rahami had a troubled relationship with the city of elizabeth, scott, it does not explain a motive for his alleged attacks on manhattan or seaside park, new jersey. >> pelley: michelle miller reporting for us. michelle, thank you. well, one of those first new jersey explosions was along the route of a marine corps 5k race. no one was hurt because the race had been delayed. anna werner has more on the explosives. ( explosion ) >> reporter: sources tell cbs news that the pressure cooker device that exploded in manhattan contained residue of a material called "tannerite," a legal explosive made up of
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former f.b.i. agent manny gomez. >> it was a very crude, simple device. put in some metal devices, whether it's ball bearings, screw, nails, et cetera, it turns into a huge detonation that could hurt, kill or maiml r many people. >> reporter: gomez says the bombs are similar to those used in the boston marathon attacks. experts say terrorists commonly use the crude bombs overseas,.ib but a former f.b.i. bomb specialist told cbs the use of u.s in the u.s. directions to make them can beue found on the internet. those devices use hard-to-trace, easily obtained explosive packed into cheap containers. all that's required is an electrical trigger, like a cell phone, to set them off. >> in this case it was an old- fashioned type of flip cell phone that the caller simply called. it sends an electric shock through the wires, and it explodes the pressure cooker.
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bombs that experts say they have seen in other american bomb incidents, scott, the use of common, everyday christmas lights as fuses inside those homemade devices. >> pelley: anna werner on the streets of manhattan for us. anna, thank you. president obama made phone calls today to the two police officers who were wounded in linden, new jersey.nesota he also called a minnesota police officer who stopped a stabbing rampage in st. cloudlo that left nine people wounded the president said the two cases are not linked. dean reynolds is in minnesota. >> reporter: as a knife-wielding assailant roamed the walkways of a shopping center-- >> reporter: -- his violent episode was brought to a sudden end by off-duty police officer jason falconer, who just happened to be at the mall at
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st. cloud mayor dave kleis says a security camera captured what happened. >> the officer fired, he fired again. three times this took place before the officer actually had the blow that took him out. >> reporter: the assailant was identified as dahir adan, a 20- year-old naturalized american from somalia who has been in this country since he was a baby. minnesota is home to 25,000 immigrants from somalia, the largest somali population in the country. and one where fears of radicalized youths have increased recently. the islamic state or isis claimed responsibility for the attack and called adan a soldier of theirs. a statement that baffled authorities here. >> you have not turned up any reason for them to say that so far. far. >> i can't think of a reason for most of what isis does, to be
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but as we talk today, i don't have anything to make thatnnect. connection. >> reporter: the investigation is proceeding and adan's family is cooperating.e police but for now, scott, the police chief says this looks like the work of a lone attacker. >> pelley: dean reynolds, thanks. today hillary clinton cast herself as the only presidential candidate who knows how to take terrorists off the battlefield. our campaign coverage begins with nancy cordes. >> this is a fast-moving at >> reporter: clinton told college students in philadelphia and reporters in new york that dangerous times call for steady leadership and experience, arguing she is armed with both. >> i'm the only candidate in this race who has been part of the hard decisions to take terrorists off the battlefield. >> secretary clinton, as you know, donald trump has had a lot to say about your record on this issue over the weekend. here's one example: under the leadership of obama and clinton,
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abroad. time to change the playbook. what's your reaction to that characterization? >> well, it's like so much else he says. it's not grounded in fact. you know, it's meant to make some kind of demagogic point. and the facts are pretty clear that, you know, we still have challenges. i am prepared to, ready to actually take on those challenges, not engage in a lot of irresponsible, reckless rhetoric. >> reporter: clinton called today for what she described as an intelligence surge and said she would be discussing the need for more foreign cooperation in one-on-one meetings with the leaders of egypt, ukraine and japan at the united nations general assembly in new york tonight. scott? >> pelley: nancy cordes, thanks. major garrett is on the trump campaign. >> we cannot let this evil continue. >> reporter: donald trump
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terrorism and invoked hillary clinton's characterization of trump supporters as irredeemable deplorables. >> hillary clinton talks tougher about my supporters than she does about islamic terrorists, right? >> reporter: this was trump's initial assessment of saturday night's explosion in new york city. made less than an hour after the blast. >> a bomb went off in new york, and nobody knows exactly what is going on, but, boy, we are ng very tough, folks. >> reporter: trump's remarks who had no gun on investigators, who had not yet determined a cause. still, trump's first take was vindicated, a point he celebrated. >> reporter: trump said if elected he would temporarily halt immigration from countries with extremist violence.
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with deportation orders were mistakenly granted citizenship proves the current system is under stress and must be strengthened. >> pelley: major garrett reporting for us tonight. major, thank you. well, the ceasefire in syria has collapsed. the syrian military announced its return to battle today, and within hours air strikes were hammering the city of aleppo mat where we find elizabeth palmer tonight. >> reporter: just after the army's announcement, as we watch the student party from a rooftop, the war officially restarted. those are syrian army rockets falling on the opposition side of the city. the collapse of the ceasefire will hurt civilians on both sides. while it lasted here in government-controlled aleppo, doctors could once again concentrate on routine injuries. >> mommy! >> reporter: like this little one who was in a car accident. but now people maimed by
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sniper bullets, will start to flood in again. the ceasefire limped along for a week in spite of poisonous rhetoric on all sides, and then the atmosphere got even worse when american warplanes bombed the syrian army by mistake over the weekend. and now, another air strike gone horribly wrong. the syrian red crescent tweeted earlier today that it was sending an aid convoy into the countryside west of aleppo. but when the air strikes by russian and/or syrian planes started, the convoy was hit ande exploded in a fireball. activists say 12 humanitarian workers are dead. scott, there is fierce fighting again in aleppo tonight. three mortars landed very close to our hotel, and on the opposition side of the city, heavy air strikes, you may have heard that one, and shelling have killed and injured an unknown number of people all ready.
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because that is the biggest thing we'd ever done, it was like far out., it was like, what? ? same old thing happens every day ? >> reporter: the new documentary, "eight days a week: the touring years," follows the beatles on the road from 1963 to '66. ? shake it, shake it, baby now ? >> that was the thing about the beatles, it was a great little band. >> reporter: the two surviving beatles, paul and ringo, talked about those days studios in london last week. >> i don't think we planned for anything. >> we just went on with what we had. >> the noise was constant. >> it's just like, she loves-- ( screeching ) after a while it was like, i can't hear you. >> reporter: you couldn't hear them? >> i was playing to his foot tapping, to john's bouncing, you know, when they went... i
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>> reporter: was there a specific point you remember when you really started getting tired of it? >> yeah. i felt, personally, i was not playing the best i could. >> reporter: paul was the last hold-out until, the end of their concert at candlestick park in san san francisco in august, 1966. >> we got put in this van that was like, chrome interior. and we're sliding around in there. and then we all looked at each other, you're right, forget it, this is just stupid.eporter: the >> reporter: their music would play on, but the beatles would never play a live gig again. anthony mason, cbs news, london. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight.
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homeowners and their pets survive after a plane crashes into their home. how they are coping tonight. and how everyone on the plane got out safely. out of bounds. arizona cardinals game. what he allegedly did on a stairwell that landed him in major trouble. stomach to claim parents in arizona could be charged with a crime just for changing a baby's diaper. it has been two weeks and no arrests in the murder of a valley woman who was shot to death while driving on state route 51. tonight we know exactly what being a farmer told the 911 operator when she was being chased on the freeway.
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>> police released the transcript of the 911 call made by that woman. the verbatim of the call confirms what we had been told originally. that being a farmer was shot to death while she was on the phone with a 911 operator. there's a happened nearly two weeks ago on the 51 near thomas. 49 -year-old delia thomas called 911 and said three men in the truck were chasing her. a 911 operator was get as much information from farmer as possible. at one point farmer tells the 911 operator, they are right beside me. then a loud noises heard by the operator, and farmers never heard again. police are asking for tips on the suspect vehicle. described as a white workers talk as -- with a ladder rack in the toolbox. stupid people can change and take ladder racks often take the toolbox out. they can stop driving it. that may be an indicator in

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