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wednesday morning. a construction worker went to help. >> they all screamed run as i opened the door. >> reporter: he stabbed two more people before being shot and killed by police. federal agents with the fbi have descended on the quiet campus searching the suspect's dorm room and computers and scouring his social media accounts but so far have no evidence that this was a terror plot. >> we have no reason to believe that this was related to terrorism. >> reporter: he was described as quiet and shy but no one knew or imagined that he was capable of the violence he would unleash on the campus wednesday. >> he wasn't on anyone's radar. we checked everything we had access to. i asked the assistance of the federal government. >> reporter: we also interviewed -- we have an interview with the suspect's roommate who described how law enforcement came to the dorm to search the dorm room they
shared after the attack. >> i was scared. my heart was beating fast. what did i do? the cops went in my room and told me to get out because i didn't know what was happening. why would someone want to do that? >> reporter: investigators say the suspect also had vaseline inside the backpack. that can be set on fire and thrown at people. so this attack they say could have been much, much worse had it not been largely thwarted. in merced, devin fehely, kpix 5. now to kpix 5's len ramirez, who spoke to mohammad's former high school classmates in santa clara and len, no indications of trouble when he was there? >> reporter: no indications at all. he had a very small social circle. everyone who knew him said he was very smart and quiet. >> we talked about it in one of my classes and we were all
pretty shocked. >> reporter: joanne baldonado is talking about her former classmate faisal mohammad, seen here in his senior portrait at wilcox high school in santa clara. mohammad graduated with a class of 2015 last june. but several students who still attend wilcox had classes with him. they remember mohammad as a bright kid who didn't say much. >> he was really quiet. he apparently took a lot of ap classes and one of my teachers was the one mo wrote the recommendation -- who wrote the recommendation letter for him. he didn't see like he would do much. he just faded into the background. >> reporter: for some reason he came out of the background in a violent way stabbing and slashing four students with a hunting knife at uc-merced yesterday before being shot and killed by police. >> this is really a shocking tragedy for our community to learn this today. and because of that, we are offering counseling support to students and staff. >> another friend says he liked to play videogames and go to
amos to be pray. the fbi confirmed it was confirmed at his santa clara home but so far the family and his background raise no red flags. his former classmates are among those trying to make sense of it all. >> why are your people tempting you to be really quiet holding back a lot of stuff. i guess maybe mohammad was just one of those people who had a lot of stuff going on. >> reporter: faisal mohammad's older sister also attended wilcox high school so the family had been established here in the community for several years. reporting live in santa clara, len ramirez, kpix 5. >> faisal mohammad has an older sister who graduated from high school in the district two years ago. so what started as a fender- bender in the east bay ended in a tragedy that left a toddler dead. chopper 5 captured the aftermath of the crash in pittsburg. it is being blamed on a speeding driver. joe vazquez reports. a woman survived the impact, her young son in the back seat did not. joe. >> reporter: veronica, the
mangled wreckage is right back there. it's an awful thing to see. police say a 30-year-old woman was involved in a minor car accident and tried to speed away at some point and lost control smashed into a light pole. her child was ejected through the window and died. >> she flipped over and hit the pole i guess right there and flipped over. >> reporter: april wright can't believe her eyes that a 2-year- old died in a car wreck right in front of her apartment complex. >> i see it. >> reporter: pittsburg police say it started with a hit-and- run. a woman crashed into this car and kept going speeding wildly down the street. >> she just took off. it wasn't right. she could have just stayed here and just -- the saturn came down flying first and when it came down it seemed like in this area it kind of lost control and then it actually flipped over and that's when you saw the baby shootout of the car and then after the baby
shot out of the car, the car continued to crash and the woman started screaming. >> reporter: the woman is the child's mom police say. she was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries. her son died on the scene. >> it's a baby. i can deal with adults to a certain extent. but that's a baby. that's a -- that boy had not even lived his life yet. >> reporter: police say the mother survived the crash. she is at the hospital now. it's too early to know for sure but they say she could face criminal charges. she was driving without a license and there was also the matter of the hit-and-run. reporting live in pittsburg, i'm joe vazquez. we just learned san francisco's district attorney has charged the driver who hit two middle school boys walking to school. kristen anderek is facing four counts including child endangerment. the 30-year-old struck the 12- year-old children in her suv
yesterday morning. the marina middle school students were in the crosswalk at bay and buchanan streets. the city plans to install a stop sign at the intersection in the next few days. serena williams tracked down an alleged cell phone thief at a san francisco restaurant tuesday night. kpix 5's andria borba live at mission chinese where it all went down. what happened? >> reporter: well, sometimes criminals just target the wrong victim. in this case 21-timed grand slam champion and tennis superstar serena williams. she was eating dinner at mission chinese food a restaurant. you see the guy near her table with a jacket over his arm. he is the slick would-be crook targeting one of the strongest athletes in the world trying to make her a victim of a modern san francisco crime. >> phone at the corner of the table and she realized that the suspect grabbed her phone. >> reporter: now, that's when williams chases down the
suspect down mission street and without force just persuasion talked her phone out of the hands of the would-be crook. she wrote about it on her facebook page dubbing herself super serena. the san francisco police department would like serena to file a report to see if perhaps the guy who targeted her is a serial cell phone thief. live in the mission, andria borba, kpix 5. a racist message on a berkeley high school computer triggered a massive protest today. chopper 5 captured hundreds of students perhaps thousands marching through the streets of berkeley. the message was discovered yesterday on a library computer. >> "black lives matter," "black lives matter"! >> students marched out of class from berkeley high this morning. they carried signs and chanted "black lives matter." the students then headed up the street to the cal campus. many of them outraged by the messages. >> it's so hate towards black
people. >> i'm hoping to see a change definitely because they been doing this since martin luther king was alive and that didn't change. >> the principal of berkeley high is calling it a hate crime. berkeley police are trying to get to the bottom of who it was who posted the message. a renewed push tonight for leads in the 2013 homicide investigation of an east bay mother. on april 21, 2013, 21-year-old [ indiscernible ] was fatally shot in front of her 4-year-old son on a quiet north oakland street. today, alongside investigators, her mother held up photos of henderson who she described as a good mother and part time child care worker. she wasn't into trouble or hanging out and that makes it more sad and tragic because she was a good girl and she didn't deserve to die like that. and especially in front of my grandson. >> oakland police and crime
stop verse increased the award to $20,000 leading to an arrest. before the blast there's a dress rehearsal. tonight a sneak peek of the dry run of the old bay bridge implosion. how all these bubbles are key to pulling it off. >> i can't stop him from having an imagination and i'm not going to. >> a first grader punished for playing pretend on the playground. why his parents say the school was way out of line. >> it's real. it's gorgeous. look at that sunset. that's our mount vaca cam. the sky could not be more beautiful. there's new rain in our forecast. find out why the timing has changed on that rain that's coming up. >> homeowners worried about the safety of flooring from lumber liquidators. but you want to hear what we found out before you start tearing up your floors. ,,
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bridge this afternoon where caltrans is practicing for the implosion of a large concrete pier base. those bubble are going to act as a protective layer kind of like bubble wrap by reducing shock waves and keeping wildlife away. the pier goes out with a bang next saturday the 14th. the whole thing should last about 6 seconds. it's official. wildlife officials in northern california have delayed the start of dungeness crab season. the decision comes after high levels of domoic acid were discovered in crabmeat. the acid is caused by algae blooms that have exploded this year because the drought. officials say recreational fishing is now postponed for 180 days or until tests reveal the crabs are safe to eat. >> it can have all the way from stomach ache and high enough levels death. >> recreational crab fishing was as to start on saturday. the commercial season is scheduled to begin november 15. but it appears that will be postponed, as well.
san francisco's central subway project is about to hit another major milestone. starting tomorrow night, crews will begin the next phase of track work at 4th and king. in a week, when it's done, tracks will link the new subway system to the existing t-3rd line. but there's still a long way to go. the subway won't be up and running until early 2019. >> it's positioning us, first of all, not just to improve the system right now but to meet the future needs. the city's goal is to get people out of their cars more and more and on to transit or beaks or walking. this is a, you know, having a reliable and more extensive transit system is a first step. >> there will be street closures and detours all around 4th and king through november 14th. avoid it of course if you can. and if you use muni, give yourself a little extra time. a police officer living a double life. he faked his own murder and it didn't stop there. the cover-up that involves a plot to kill. >> and this isn't a stunt from
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property in northern c governor brown facing criticism tonight. he direct regulators to research oil and mining potential on his ranch in california. state law bars using public employees for personal purposes. regulators say the analysis wasn't unusual and has also been done for private citizens. they found low prospects low for commercial mining or drilling on the governor's ranch. the illinois police officer who staged his suicide to look like murder wanted to hire a hit man to cover up his thefts. investigators say that veteran fox lake officer joseph gliniewicz tried to arrange for a gang member to kill someone. he had been embezzling money for years from a youth program. authorities said gliniewicz killed himself in september staging it like he died in the line of duty. his wife and son are under investigation. an alabama boy who vanished 13 years ago is found alive in
ohio. julian hernandez was 5 when he disappeared while living in birmingham. the picture on the right is an age progressed picture of what the teenager could look like now at 18. authorities say the boy's father abducted him in 2002. the two were living under assumed names in cleveland. julian discovered his real name when he was applying to college and there was a discrepancy with his social security number. the fbi was tipped off and julian's father was arrested. he is now facing child abduction charges back in alabama. it's a lingering concern for many lumber liquidators customers. just how much of a health threat does the store's chinese-made flooring really pose? consumerwatch reporter julie watts on how months after the formaldehyde scandal broke, homeowners say they still aren't getting the answers they need. >> it was alarming. >> i said don't worry about it. >> reporter: her lumber liquidators flooring is four
years old. his was new. both recently contacted us after learning of the 60 minutes investigation that found higher than acceptable levels of formaldehyde in the chain's chinese-made laminate flooring. >> is this a problem with everybody who inhaled this formaldehyde? >> i have small grandchildren that come and spend nights with us. i have obviously dogs. and i am concerned about their health and foremost our health too. >> reporter: and they are not alone. so we reached out to the california agency that sets the formaldehyde standards to find out if their concerns are warranted. >> really, the only way to possibly tell if the flooring was unsafe is if they were experiencing health issues and that started right after they installed the flooring. >> reporter: lynn baker of the california air resources board says if you don't have symptoms like burning eyes and respiratory irritation your floor is probably safe.
and while formaldehyde is a known carcinogen. >> it's only been positively shown to cause cancer in workers exposed to much higher concentrations. >> reporter: he and other health experts agree formaldehyde levels drop as the floor gets older. still, baker calls it concerning that the labels on all the floorings "60 minutes" tested claimed they were compliant with california's formaldehyde standard when most were not. he isn't taking any chances. he tore out and replaced his floors and he wants lumber liquidators to foot the bill. >> i spent a lot of money with them. >> reporter: anna had her floors tested and was relieved to find out they don't exceed state formaldehyde standards. >> i want my home to be a safe haven and a safe environment. >> reporter: now, lumber liquidators eventually agreed to reimburse rick for about $1,900 the cost of materials. but he had to forfeit the right to pursue future legal action so he declined citing possible future health concerns. >> wow. >> what are you supposed to do if you have symptoms? >> the first thing is you want
to ventilate the rooms that the flooring is in and you can order a test from lumber liquidators or a third party source and the last resort is tearing up the floor. if you don't have symptoms, the air resources board says you are probably okay no need to panic. >> okay. >> wow. >> all right. thank you. nasa is reviewing another piece of information about mars. they say the atmosphere is stripped away over time because of solar winds. billions of years ago mars was warm and wet with water flowing in rivers, they speculate. today the plan it is cold and can't sustain water. scientists are using what they learn about mars to see whether earth's atmosphere could disappear in the same way. some researchers say that is highly unlikely because of the earth's protective magnetic field. and stunning video out of dubai capturing two jetpack pilots flying alongside the world's largest passenger plane. the dare del pilots get so
close to the airbus a-380, the daredevil pilots can almost reach out and touch the emirates-owned plane. they were flying at 4,000 police while a circling helicopter filmed the action. >> i would stay behind the wings. don't get in front of the wings. >> stay away from the jet engines. yeah. heard what happens to birds. >> a lot of ways that could go sideways. they know what they were doing, that's good. wild. don't try that at home. we have more rain coming. >> good. >> good news. >> we are getting close. we get within a 72-hour window we can get the timing. it's about three days away. first a brand-new live camera. i love this shot. look at that. the home of super bowl 50, the camera is actually on the santa clara convention center looking toward, hm, home of super bowl 50. levi's stadium there. great shot of mount hamilton and the diablo range. santa rosa 59 degrees.
san jose 61. oakland 67 degrees. livermore 61. sunny and chilly. tonight again santa rosa 30s. fairfield 39. livermore 39. concord 41. and you need a heavier jacket in vallejo tomorrow morning. your low tonight 42 degrees. so what's going on? our ridge of high pressure which has ushered in that cool canadian air is beginning to weaken and slide to the south. that's critical for our rain chance even though it's three days away. we have to move this out for something else to move in. that something else is way up there in the gulf of alaska impacting anchorage right now with rainfall but everything is connected around here and that will eventually make it here by sunday. next couple of days, the ridge holds. we continue to have that northerly flow. you will get more sunshine both tomorrow and saturday but highs will struggle to leave the 60s for most of us they will not leigh the 60s for two more days. -- they will not leave the 60s for two more days. this front sunday and monday will have less rain than last week. there is rain moving in as early now the timing has
changed sunday morning. let's roll through futurecast. friday you are sunny. friday night we're clear a little bit of fog at the coastline. saturday mainly sunny. let's watch futurecast. it's coming in early. this is a significant change over the past 24 hours. showers for concord, fairfield, hayward, redwood city, palo alto, down to santa clara as early as 9:00 or 10:00 sunday morning and then you may actually get some sunshine by sunday afternoon. so we'll have to nail down the timing but it looks like as we get more information it's trending earlier sunday. mainly clear tonight, sunny and seasonal the next few days and rain chance returns sunday and monday. highs tomorrow maybe a degree or two warmer. that's it. still the 60s, san jose, fremont, redwood city. pacifica tomorrow 64. we are sunny in walnut creek but only 67. livermore 67. benicia also 67 degrees. mid-60s for oakland, sausalito, petaluma, sonoma and 70 will be your high tomorrow with sunshine in lakeport. so somewhat cloudier by saturday evening. sunday morning couple of showers, scattered showers both
sunday and monday. and look at the temperatures. it is fall. we are going to stay in the 60s through veterans day if we're lucky about .25" of rainfall less than last week but we are still prepping the soil for what likely will be all that heavy rain later. >> i was hoping we would have one more warmup. [ laughter ] >> we could. it's still only mid-november. but right now we are trending cooler. >> thank you. punished for playing power rangers. did the school go too far suspending a first grader for using his imagination ,, ,,,,,,
the 6-year-old boy was playg "power rangers' at our ladf school' last an ohio first grader is back at school appear being punished. the 6-year-old was playing power rangers at our lady of lourdes cat look school pretending to shoot a student with a bow and arrow. the child was suspended for real or imitated violence at the catholic school. the parents are outraged. >> i can't stop him from having an imagination and i'm not going to stop him from having an imagination. children are supposed to
pretend. >> the parents say they don't know whether they will send their son to that same school next year. in tonight's jobs report, jill schlesinger looks at career options for people interested in politics. reporter: the presidential election is now just a year away and if you are a political jeungie, there are a couple of careers to consider. political scientists study the origin, development and operation of political systems and are often called upon to offer analysis and context of election results. the field is expected to expand dramatically. but because it's a relatively small occupation, the rapid growth will result in only about 1400 new jobs by 2022. another career to consider is survey researcher. these professionals plan and develop surveys and polls by creating the best worded questions. they then analyze and interpret the results. here in the bay area, survey researchers earn more than $56,000 a year. the job requires at least a bachelor's degree with a strong foundation in statistics and analyzing data. i'm jill schlesinger for kpix
we're learning -- the u-c i'm ken bastida in the kpix 5 newsroom. coming up at 6:00. new at 6:00 tonight, we're learning the uc-merced student to went on that stabbing spree had a manifesto. tonight his words revealing he may have been motivated by revenge. >> and crab season delayed. other sea creatures are at risk. the ocean condition behind it. something scientists are calling the blob. join us for those stories at 6:00. >> thank you. thanks for watching us at
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