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breaking news tonight on the passenger jet that broke apart in the sky. new intelligence suggests it might have been a bomb. and at that hour, britain going even further. suspending flights to that region. new images of the smoking passengers in the back of the plane could reveal. and was isis involved? also breaking, flights halted at an airport here in america. shots fired, not far from the runway. the police standoff. families told to stay inside. the attack on a college campus. the suspect targeting students and faculty. we're on the scene tonight. the stunning reveal. the officer and father who radioed for help, found shot and killed, the massive manhunt. but tonight, we learn it was all
part of an elaborate plan. and, they thought she might never walk on her own. until she met george. tonight, they're both america strong. good evening. and we begin tonight with that midair catastrophe. this evening, british intelligence authorities are now saying it was more likely a bomb than mechanical failure. britain even taking action, halting some flights to egypt. of course, that russian passenger jet breaking apart in air, killing all 224 people on board. images tonight, moments after the crash. isis has claimed responsibility before, and did so again today. u.s. officials tonight saying preliminary information including intercepts suggests that a bomb may have brought down the plane. correspondent brian ross leading us off. >> reporter: counterterrorism officials tonight say new
it was more likely that a bomb, not a mechanical issue, brought down the russian jet liner. >> we have concluded that there is a significant possibility that that crash was caused by an explosive device on board the aircraft. >> reporter: officials in egypt tonight say investigators are looking for evidence that passengers in the back of the plane may have had injuries from an explosion, including shrapnel in their bodies, as an indication where a bomb might have been hidden. alex marquardt of abc news is in cairo. >> reporter: egyptian officials have been quick to hit back on any talk of terrorism. the foreign minister calling it premature and catastrophic for egyptian tourism. the analysis of the black boxes has begun here, but the cockpit voice recorder was damaged. and investigators say a lot more work is needed. >> reporter: within hours of the group, an ice sis-connected group said it was responsible. a claim initially disputed by u.s. officials. but now the group has become the
prime suspect, and today, it posted a second claim of responsibility. the russian flight left saturday from the sharm el sheikh airport in egypt, where today, all flights two and from britain were suspended after british officials told abc news they found extremely lax security there. >> terror groups operating in the region have been working extremely hard to develop explosives that can be smuggled onto an airplane undetected. >> reporter: as u.s. and british officials have common straited, small amount of explosives can cause catastrophic damage to an airplane. >> in milliseconds, the aircraft would basically break apart. >> reporter: even before the 9/11 attacks, passenger planes had long been and remain a prime target of terrorists. a bomb brought down pan am flight 103 in 1988, killing 270 people. and al qaeda has since tried unsuccessfully with bombs hidden in underwear, a shoe and printer cartridges. for the u.s. tonight, the concern is whether terrorists have now developed a new
explosive that cannot be detected by standard screening procedures. and officials tonight are considering whether extra security measures are needed for u.s. flights heading in and out of that region, david. >> and brian, you heard what we said at the top, that u.s. officials say preliminary information suggests a bomb might have been the cause. i would gather that the u.s. is authorities tonight. >> reporter: absolutely. it seems to be leaning in that direction at this point. you. meantime, back here at home, flights halted for a time at an american airport in san diego. a full ground stop for a time, after a frightening standoff on airport. an active shooter. [ gunfire ] >> gunshots ringing out in that community. scene. rifle. custody at this hour. the standoff, though, lasting for hours. abc's nick watt is in san diego. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: police officers taking cover. as gunshots ring out, a whole
neighborhood, including two schools, on lockdown. a shooter armed with a high-powered rifle, holed up in that buidling. 9:12 a.m. there was a 911 call, a report of domestic violence here at 2445 brant street. >> shots fired! code 11, barricaded suspect, apartment 610. >> rounds came out from a room or a bathroom in the apartment, through a door. nearly hitting the officer. so, we're talking within inches of hitting the officer. >> more rounds going off. we're going to need some shields of here safery. >> reporter: a woman who was in the apartment with the shooter is out and safe. tom right next store. darnell de palma stuck with her dog, filming the scene from a balcony. 10:15 a.m., the faa ordered a full ground stop at san diego international airport.
less than a mile from the approach end of runway 27. apartment. an hour later, five hours after this standoff began, police report suspect in custody. the man in custody, 33-year-old titan colbert. shots fired, near misses, but no injuries reported. airport's back open, but it will be a few hours before local their homes. david? scene for us. thank you, nick. and to another frightening scene tonight. the fbi now investigating an attack on a university of california campus. 20 minutes of horror. that campus on lockdown, after a student wielding a nine-inch knife began targeting fellow students and faculty, too. victims were medevaced to hospitals. four people were stabbed. officers taking the suspect down. abc's matt gutman is on the scene for us. >> reporter: the assailant began slashing just before classes started.
en route there at this time. >> they could see this person running through the campus, through the windows. >> reporter: it was right before 8:00 a.m. the school tweeting this alert. the stabbing spree class and office building. the suspect reportedly spilling outside, continuing to attack people. police swarming, chasing the assailant, finally confronting him on a nearby overpass. >> apparently they do have the suspect, possibly cuffed and detained at the bridge, but that's not been confirmed. >> reporter: police had actually shot the assailant, who died on the scene. sources tell abc news the assailant was a student at the school. in all, two students, a faculty member and a construction were wounded. his father says his son helped slow the attacker down. >> he got stabbed, but he was able to kick the guy in the head, which got him away. >> reporter: david, this is a small school, but now the investigation has gone national. multiple federal agencies, we've
learned, are now involved in trying to untangle the motive behind this attack. now, because most of the campus is still a crime scene, the school will be closed again tomorrow. david? >> matt gutman with us tonight. thank you, matt. a stunning twist in a story that made national headlines and had an entire community fearful and on lockdown for a time. after a manhunt and a mystery that lasted for weeks. it was all about a veteran cop in illinois, a father of four, nicknamed g.i. joe by his fellow cops, found shot dead. that all-out search costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. but tonight, bombshell revelation. authorities say it was a carefully staged suicide. abc's alex perez tonight. >> reporter: the manhunt, massive. choppers in the air, police going door to door, hunting for three men they believed killed lieutenant charles joseph gliniewic st. it began the morning of september 1st. he says he's pursuing three
suspicious individuals. >> 10-4. did you need a second unit? >> 10-4. go ahead and start somebody. police discover him dead, can. >> reporter: the community is shaken. he was nicknamed g.i. joe, a >> joe was my best friend, my world, my hero. >> reporter: hundreds of officers from all across the country attend his funeral. and it wasn't until october 1st, one month after the lieutenant was found dead here at the scene that authorities revealed he was killed with his own gun, but they were still investigating the case primarily as a homicide. >> good morning. >> reporter: today, investigators revealed it wasn't murder at all. that the lieutenant staged his own suicide. even shooting himself twice. once under his bulletproof vest. they say he was about to be exposed as a thief for stealing thousands of dollars from the youth program run by the police department, spending it on mortgage payments, personal trips, gym memberships and even
>> gliniewicz committed the ultimate betrayal to the citizens he served and the entire law enforcement community. >> reporter: and david, police reportedly spent more than $300,000 on that manhunt and investigation. tonight, the family of the lieutenant calls this another day of deep sorrow. david? >> alex perez with us tonight. thank you, alex. and now to the race for 2016 tonight, starting with donald trump on the ground in new hampshire today. officially filing for the primary there. but having to answer for this controversial retweet. taking aim at jeb bush with an image of a sombrero and a swastika. just days from hosting "saturday night live" now, there are calls tonight for trump to be pulled from his hosting duties. abc's tom llamas on the trail. >> reporter: in new hampshire today, donald trump is still the best show in town. >> feels like a history ic day. >> reporter: smiling as he officially files to be on the primary ballot. >> well, this may be a very, very important signature or maybe not so important. >> reporter: but behind the
scenes, his campaign dealing with a pr might mare after trump retweeted this tweet. adios jeb, aka jose. the tweet included these images, the bush family next to a swastika and jeb in a mariachi outfit. trump has prided himself in his twitter skills. >> i do my own tweets, 90%. >> reporter: his campaign says the retweet has now been deleted. tonight, groups protesting outside the "saturday night live" studios. trump hosts this week, and in this promo, takes aim at the man who's become his toughest competition. >> mr. trump can only speak for four seconds in this promo. >> so let me just say this. ben carson is a complete and total loser. >> reporter: carson saying he won't watch him, and that hosting "snl" is not for him. >> i think the presidency is a very serious thing and i don't like making light of it like that. >> reporter: david, trump and carson will meet again next week at the next republican debate.
and tomorrow, we'll find out who else will be on the main stage. new pomes show governor chris christie and mike huckabee may not make the cut. david? >> tom llamas with us again tonight. thank you, tom. and now to the new national poll showing jeb bush at a new low and what he's now doing about it. among the steps, hiring a coach. and that coach's advice? be yourself. tonight, our own jon thavrn than athan karl, one-on-one with jeb bush, asking, why did you have to pay someone to tell you that? here's jon's exclusive. >> reporter: jeb bush is the hitting the road in new hampshire. you're going to be logging a lot of miles on this thing? is that the idea? >> yeah, i hope so. >> reporter: today, we got on board the "jeb can fix it" bus. he's hoping it will also fix his struggling campaign. when you look at where you are, i mean, new poll -- >> end's not near. >> reporter: a new poll out this morning, 4%. did you ever think you'd be -- >> i don't even care. it's not relevant. >> reporter: how do you get this thing back on track? >> just keep having a dialogue with people that are going to decide who the next president is going to be.
we can't just have another loud voice, or another person from one side of the capitol to move to the other side without any proven record of experience. and i can tell my story in a positive way, which is, that's in my comfort zone. >> reporter: bush says he's patient, and committed to turning his campaign around. is there any scenario that you would drop out of this race before iowa? >> no. no. >> reporter: no way? >> no way. no how. >> reporter: he recently hired a media consultant to help him do a better job on the debate stage, where he's struggled. what is he telling you? >> he is telling me to be me. telling me to own what i believe. >> reporter: you need a consultant to tell you that? >> yeah, it's amaze ing amazing, huh? probably not. probably not. >> reporter: i showed him a document from his own campaign, attacking his old friend, senator marco rubio as a, quote, risky bet. bush didn't even want to see it. >> i haven't seen it, i'm not going to see it. i'm focused -- >> reporter: i have it right here. >> oh, great. >> reporter: but this is your top campaign people. >> they were come piling stuff eople come piling stuff.
promising there will be no personal attacks on rubio coming from him. david, there's no question jeb bush appears more energized than he has for awhile. his back is against the wall and he knows he needs to fight to save his campaign. >> jon karl live in new hampshire for us tonight. jon, thank you. we turn now to that e. coli scare involve ing chipotle. tonight, the number of cases now growing. at least 41 now across oregon and washington state. this evening, investigators still scrambling to find the source of the outbreak. the leading theory, a microorganism found on fresh vegetables like tomatoes and lettuce. meantime, we turn to the outstage tonight over what some say are those menacing phone calls you get, some during the dinner hour. debt collectors calling you and it turns out, they can call your family members, too. so, what did congress do about it today? if anything? abc's mary bruce on capitol hill with some of the stunning audio. >> i am the guy that is going to end your life.
get people to pay up. >> why don't you just go jump in front of a train? >> reporter: debt collectors continue to hound and harass. it's called predator debt collecting, and it's illegal. today, the federal trade commission announcing a major crackdown. at the same time, congress now giving federal debt collectors a pass, allowing them to once again start making those annoying robocalls, even to your cell phone. in a little noticed amendment slipped into the new budget bill. something some senators are trying to stop. >> congress is rolling it back, simply to nickel and dime fafrmers, students, taxpayers with harassing calls. >> reporter: so, what to do if you receive one of those nasty calls? report it. even if you owe debt. remember, if it's a threatening call, it's illegal. david? >> our congressional correspondent mary bruce tonight. mary, thank you. up next here, the heartbreak for two families tonight. two separate states.
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football practice monday. later, mysteriously collapsing. coaches tried cpr, but despite no sign of a hit or tackle, number 56, just a third grader, did not make it. he's the eighth young player to die following seven high school player deaths just this season. >> he was a gift from god. >> reporter: just last night, kansas high school football star luke schemm, a healthy senior, scored a touchdown and was tackled. he was flown to this denver hospital, but is now brain dead. with about 1.3 million kids playing high school or youth football, the american academy of pediatrics is now out with new safety recommendations, calling on coaches and officials to adopt a zero tolerance for head-first hits and for leagues to offer more games without tackling. and david, 9-year-old wyatt's death is still a mystery. we don't know, for example, if he had any pre-existing conditions. here in denver, luke's family and doctors are desperate to understand how a seemingly ordinary tackle turned out so bad. david? >> clayton sandell with us
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