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approaches to getting the system back on track including the multi-day shutdown and long-term single tracking. today, metro board chairman jack evans said metro may have no other choice than selecting sections of lines and closing them. >> men metro was built, two tracks this way and that way. most other systems are three and four tracks so you can close down the track and still run the trains this way and that way. we can't do that. that is why we have to close. we're stuck with what we've got. so in order to do repairs that are necessary, it may come to a point we have to close the entire blue line for six months. people will go crazy. but those are the hard -- you heard me say, there will be hard decisions that have to be made to get it fixed. brianne: hard truths from the leaders there. we asked about the blue line and he said he used it as a example and nothing has been decided. no official word from metro
all options to get the safety and the reliability back where it should be. coming up at 5:00, what riders think about this being a possibility. reporting live, brianne carter, abc7 news. jonathan: you can understand folks' jitters especially after shutting the lines down for a full day. what do you think metro should do to make repairs to the system? there are clearly still work that needs to be done. join the conversation. we have it going on, on our facebook page. michelle: the elevator at the washington monument is back up and running. you will recall it malfunctioned yesterday afternoon leaving 19 people stranded halfway up the 555-foot monument. they had to walk down a few hundred steps. but everyone was just fine. they just got extra cardio. the national park service says it is still working to figure out why the elevator stopped working. we will take you inside the monument today at 6:00. jonathan: a man out riding his bike on a popular bike path in alexandria was j
him. police say this happened near the 500 block of holmes run parkway. right now the police don't have a good enough description to pass along to us to give to you. in prince george's county, video, this video is giving police a little more to go on after a group of teenagers attacked and robbed somebody at the iverson mall. maryland bureau chief brad bell is live in temple hills. brad, this may not be the only attack associated with this group. brad: yeah, that is exactly right. that is one of the reasons police are so concerned. they believe the same group hit at least twice. happened here in the vicinity of iverson mall. march 9, a man was walking in that parking lot near the a.t.m. when he was hit from behind. knocked out cold. left alone. the bad guys running off this way. what they may not have known is they were caught on video. we can show you the video of the brutal attack. you can see in the distance in the video. it pulls out for some reason. but you can see the group approach the m
they hit him hard in the head. he suffered broken bones in his face. he was knocked out cold. he was hospitalized for several days. things were stolen from him. the group ran off. tonight, police are saying they really want the community's help in rounding up this entire group. >> so far, we have arrested three of the suspects, which is good news. we are not going to rest until we have them all. these acts cannot happen in our county. they can't happen anywhere. but we want the people of prince george's county to know we will do everything we can to make sure people who do these things will be brought to justice. brad: you heard lieutenant coleman talk about the acts in plural. they hit twice. the second one was march 11. the man was also knocked down but he was able to get up and run away. got police and the three arrests were made. when we come back at 5:00, only on 7, you will hear from the victim in that caught-onam
ill will toward the young people but now he is afraid to walk home from work. his story coming up at 5:00. iverson mall, brad bell, abc7 news. jonathan: all right. thank you. prince william county man admitted to a 15-year-old murder. justin wolfe long claimed he had nothing to do with the 2001 killing of daniel petrole jr., a fellow drug dealer. today he did entered a guilty plea. wolfful with's previous conviction was overturned. he now faces up to 41 years of prison when he is sentenced in july. michelle: this time yesterday when we started to get information about what turned out to be a deadly collapse in manassas. today, we are learning more about the man crushed inside that industrial freezer on bald ford road. northern virginia bureau chief jeff goldberg is there live with more. jeff? jeff: michelle, the prince william county police have notifieded the man killed yesterday but family membe
is-year-old andy rubio of manassas park. the family members are too distraught to speak on camera but say he was a great person, much beloved. the father of a 1-year-old daughter with another child on the way. today, here in manassas at reinhart foodservices. it's quiet. not a lot of activity. crime scene tape visible following the accident yesterday afternoon at 4:00. authorities say a row of huge shelving racks, 30 feet high, 200 feet long, holding thousands of bounds of blocked food tripped over and crashed. it took rescue crews hours to remove the body of andy rubio. a worker at the facility. seven other employees were hurt. two of them still at inova fairfax hospital with serious injuries. today we spoke to marcus yates, a forklift operator injured in the accident. he said on monday the day before the accident he warned a supervisor that the shelves were
down. >> it's crazy that you think that you want to work to provide for your family. and you might not make it home. it's never supposed to be like that. especially with the warnings that were given about the racks. jeff: the virginia department of labor and industry is investigating this incident. they say it could take six months for a final report to determine exactly what happened. we tried repeatedly to get a comment from reinhart food services. we got no response whatsoever. abc7 i-team investigator chris papst has been doing some digging into reinhart food services and he has found some problems. we'll have much more on that at 5:00. until then, life in manassas, jeff goldberg. jonathan: thank you. new information today on the deadly fire that happened in d.c. a man was killed early this morning when flames rushed through the house on 45th street. not far from american university. investigators say he was trapped upstairs. right now the cause is
it did start on the ground floor before spreading quickly to the upstairs. >> the montgomery county fire department is investigating another deadly fire. this one on windjammer way in gaithersburg. it started last night after 10:00. firefighters were able to rescue two people but a third person's body was found after the flames were out. we'll have a closer look at that investigation coming up on "abc7 news at 5:00". jonathan: in development of what was investigated as an abandoned baby now. they say the mother was a teenager who lived at the home where the baby was found and she placed the newborn on the back porch and made up a story about finding a random baby there because she was scared. no charges will be filed. mother and the baby are doing fine. michelle: get out there and enyou the bright, beautiful sunshine. look at the capitol there. looking wonderful. clouds coming back in the forecast. chillier tem
meteorologist doug hill with a look at the forecast. doug: we are going to trade in sunshine for warmer temperatures but we'll wind with clouds with it. eventually showers and storms. right now this is comfortable enough. 61 degrees. average for the end of march. winds out of the south at 14 miles per hour. 65 in kulbir. baltimore at 58. 63 in frederick. 61 in hagerstown. the forecast for mainly clear skies. you just get home from work and saw high thin clouds in the sky. that is the story tonight. but a warmer overnight. 45 to 51 degrees. but as you work through the day tomorrow the high pressure moving offshore and it will continue to move offshore and intensify southerly winds. warm in the lower 70's tomorrow. maybe upper 70's on friday. but thunderstorms in the future. we will pin down the timing of those in ten minutes. jonathan: thanks. we got to tell you about this one. virginia governor terry mcauliffe vetoed a so-called religious
would have prevented the state for punishing organizations that refuse services to the lgbt community. mcauliffe called the measure legalized discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender virginians. michelle: programs are flowing against a north carolina law that many blew as discriminatory. it banned people using bathrooms that don't match the biological sex. elizabeth hur updates the efforts to overturn the law. reporter: the battle lines are drawn. neither side showing any signs of backing down. >> a similar bill under consideration in mississippi and others just rejected in virginia and georgia. >> georgia is a welcoming
>> more than two dozen major corporations threatened to leave georgia meaning the state could have lost billion in revenues if the governor signed the bill into law. a bill that would have allowed churches and group to refuse services to gay couples. now there is pressure to have the law repealed. while some governors from other state ban travel to north carolina and the aclu is suing the state calling the law unconstitutional. >> we should haven't to be dealing with the lawsuits in the ford place. reporter: the state's attorney general will not defend the state against the lawsuit to which the north carolina governor issued this message on youtube. >> as the state attorney general, he can't select which laws he will defend. reporter: with officials in atlanta already asking the nba to consider moving next year's all-star game out of charlotte, the nba said in a statement they are hopeful this can be resolved soon. in new york, i'm
for abc7 news. jonathan: his antics were over the top. his personal issues made him internationally famous. today hundreds filled and filed a toronto church. they were lining up inside and outside. thousands more on the streets to say goodbye to rob ford. the former mayor died last week from cancer at the age of 46. perhaps he was best known for his admissions of drug use. he was toronto's mayor for four years. after losing re-election and going to rehab he was then re-elected to the city council. michelle: leaders from around the world started arriving in d.c. today for this week's nuclear security summit. mike: i'm mike carter-conneen near the washington convention center with a preview for drivers, metro rail and residents who live in the area ahead of the 2016 nuclear security summit and what the impacts will be. >> i saved his life and it's my first time. my fi
to meet the woman who helped talk her through a very tough situation. michelle: but first, dismal results. what you need to know about the latest vehicle headlights test next. jonathan: we're following breaking news out of hay market, virginia. that house is gutted. firefighters now are battling what is left of the house fire. look at the pictures live. nothing left except for the walls on the outside. perhaps the foundation. the house itself is in bad shape. keep an eye on this and let you know the cause as soon as we find out.
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follow every pitch, every play and every win. change the way you experience tv with x1 from xfinity. jonathan: more breaking news in the newsroom now that has to do with a section of alexandria of fairfax county. firefighters are investigating a gas leak in the 77900 block of -- 7900 block of richmond highway. they got there and they could hear the leak. two garden style apartments have been evacuated as a result. we sent a reporter there. as soon as the reporter is up and running we will bring you the information we get. michelle: meantime, "7 on your side" with a consumer alert now. the insurance institute for highway safety tested how effective and safe headlights are on cars and it's call
the i.i.h.s. believe headlights should illuminate at least 330 feet on a straight way. the poorest performer only reached 130 feet. the government regulates how much a lightbulb puts out not how far it reaches when installed. >> you could have the same light, aim it differently and have it at a different height and get a totally different amount of visibility. michelle: more than 30 cars were tested am only one prius 5 earned a good rating. the worst performer was the bmw 3 series, a luxury car. this is the first time this type of test has been done. car makers are already paying attention. jonathan: regular laters in japan say an ice wall around the fukushima power plant can be activated and it will freeze the soil around the facility. the goal is prevent more ground water being contaminated. the power plant suffered
earthquake and tsunami in 2011. michelle: more roads will start closing around the washington convention center in the next few hours ahead of this week's nuclear security summit. mike carter-conneen is in mobiletrak7 for us gauging the impact on traffic. what are you seeing, mike? mike: we are on n street northwest. i will give you a view from side of mobiletrak7. the giant, the ten or the 12-feet tall barriers lining all of the residential streets. all around the convention center. the 2016 nuclear security system two-day affair tomorrow to friday. there will be major disruption to side street around the convention center. o.p.m. is considering federal workers to consider teleworkers and encourage managers
scheduling for a two-day summit to discuss ways to secure nuclear material. the road closures start at 7:00 p.m. this is new york avenue, mass avenue, k, l, 7th and 10th. more closure around the white house and the state department no metro rail at yellow and the green line. the metro bus service is going to be diverted around the area. block after block after the streets around the neighborhoods. there are mixed feelings around those in
center. it's crazy. >> i understand the need but it freaks everybody out. you don't know what to expect. there is not much information going on. >> think about the impact on the businesses in the neighborhood. the people that are coming off the street off the sidewalk with the security measures. mike: many of these will stay up until saturday at noon until life will return to normal. jonathan: all right. take a bigger picture to look at the traffic all around town. everybody wants to get home. >> they are. we have an issue to start off with in alexandria. the water main break in mace for most of the morning, the afternoon and continueing to the evening rush. only one lane getting by in
the inner state, the capital beltway, approaching the wilson bridge. 395. if you approach endsall road. a crash 295 at mall com "x." seeing a backup behind this. expect it southbound on 295. mike mentioned the closures for tomorrow. metro, mount vernon square will be closed tonight at 8:00 p.m. the alternate, hop off and gallery place or shaw. jump outside and this is traffic on 66 leaving the city. sun glare delay. no crashes to report. back to you. jonathan: thank you. traffic is not the only thing moving slow. nice weather and you notice people are walking downtown. taking th
extend the lunch break longer. doug: works for me. michelle: why not? it's about to change. doug: tomorrow showers in the afternoon. but before that's nice. lower 70's and breezy. we could getn thursday. but the thursday shower and thunderstorms are likely. we will take care of that with detail and give you timing to get to weekend forecast, too. start with the time lapse from john champe high school. get ready for the countdown. i like to count down the launch of the sun. it's easy. do it at home. three. two. one. off it goes! blasting from the horizon. nothing more than a few high clouds around. 62 is the story in loudoun. 66 in leesburg. 61 at andrews. 61 in reagan national airport. through the evening hours, we will have a few high clouds. the temperatures will slowly
but it's not a real precipitous drop in temperatures because the winds shift southeast and south. that is a warmer direction. so we will only see lows in the low 50's in the city. upper 40's in the suburb. pleasant start to the day. it will change tomorrow. high pressure over michigan two days ago. pumping in the really strong winds. got closer yesterday. still breezy. now to the east. the wind direction is changes to the southeast. becoming more southerly and southwesterly the next couple of days. the future cast indicates clouds will be increasing in the day tomorrow. we see a slight chance. 30% chance of the showers in the afternoon. but with a cold front and a couple of areas of low pressure along the front. we think best chances of rain will come in before sunrise on friday with the thunderstorms mixed in. lingering showers through the morning. we might get sunshine before the sunsets on friday afternoon. the forecast for tomorrow, is for increasing cloudiness. highs of 72 degrees. stronger breeze developing through the day. warmer on friday with a better chance of showers an
but clearing in the afternoon. partly sunny. breezy. 63 on saturday. the region turns chilly on sunday. look at that. high of 50 on sunday. 58 with another front on sunday. showers and the slow warmup that should begin next week. michelle: all right. thank you, doug. coming up on "abc7 news at 4:00" -- president obama's plan to curb drug use. jonathan: how a launch, announcement and a summ
jonathan: earlier this year, "7 on your side" fighting back against crime investigator jennifer donelan took you to the "heroin highway" from maryland to west virginia and then into virginia. well, today, president obama shortened the prison sentences of 61 people convicted of drug offenses, including one from bowie. this comes a day after he took part in a panel of prescription drug abuse in atlanta. president obama: the most important thing we can do is reduce demand for drugs. the only way we reduce demand is if we are providing treatment. thinking about this as a public health problem. not just a criminal problem. jonathan: joining us is former f.d.a. director peter pitts. this is such a huge problem
but oh dough deal with this? do you legislate the problem away? >> hundreds of millions of americans use opioids appropriately. but the people who don't use them and people who are prone to addiction don't get them in the first place. focus on physician education. make sure that the doctors understand for many conditions that have pain there are alternative to opioids. 50% of the people diagnosed with the ast owe arthritis as -- osteoarthritis are giving opioids. patient want them and the doctors need to be tougher. explain to patients why they aren't the right choice. we want to get more people out there. insurance company needs to pay for those. the president wants new treatments. they are on the way. unless they pay for the new
jonathan: let me stop you. we have showing picture of heroin on the other side. it's not a prescription drug. but some say this is a gateway drug. they play sports and take painkillers and then they are hooked and it becomes a gateway to drugs like heroin. this is the problem. how are you supposed to deal with this problem once they have the need to have the pain dealt with that way? >> 5% of the opioids, only 5% are used inappropriately and lead to addiction. doctors need tools to recognize what type of patient shouldn't get opioids in the first place. if you keep opioids out of the hands of people addictive personalities and lead to abuse, good things happen. focus on law enforcement. heroin is law enforcement problem. the inappropriate selling of opioids is a law enforcement problem. put solutions in place that don't punish people using the product appropriately. one way is
prescribed every year toward abuse deterrent properties that only get 8 million or so right now. they have to get on the market in greater frequency. the pills themselves are no longer addictive but need the payment programs to place to make it possible. jonathan: 5% we are talking about tens of thousand of people. a problem we could talk longer but we have to wrap it up now. thank you. michelle: coming up at 4:00 -- >> we can write them a letter. you want to write him a letter? michelle: inconsolable. find out what it took to put a smile on this little girl's face. >> coming up, you will meet jenna, the 7-year-old called 911 to save her dad's life. you are like a
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able to give dispatchers her address. fire chief in montgomery county seds that work deserves the award. cheryl conner met the girl that is calm under pressure. cheryl: while on spring break, jenna viloria took a tour of the 911 dispatch center in montgomery county. she wanted to meet who answered her call in february. jenna: i couldn't wake him up. >> my dad is on the floor and he is on the ground sleeping. >> is there anybody else there with you? >> no, it's only me. cheryl: 7 years old, jenna knew her address thanks to her mom and stayed on the phone with dispatcher amanda for ten minutes. >> i saved his life and it's my first time. my first award. >> today montgomery county fire chief scott goldstein gave jenna the everyday hero award saying she is the poster child. her dad giovanni viloria says he was having a diabetic
paramedics surrounding him. >> you pass out. that's what they keep telling us. your daughter did a very good job. cheryl: jenna's story is a reminder for parents to teach your kids your address and hang it on the back of your door so it is visible. >> it's very important for them to know the address and the phone number. it helped us do our job better. cheryl: she counted her dad's breath using the word "now." >> now. now. cheryl: by the way, jenna asked to receive the award during spring break so she wouldn't miss school. >> i even want to be a doctor after i can be a nurse to take care of my family not to get sick. cheryl: in gaithersburg, cheryl conner, abc7 news. michelle: she is impressive. she is well on her way to be so smart at a young age. jonathan: she is there. she will be a doctor by the time she is 15. good for her. nice to see she got an award, too. take a moment to look at the great
in new york. someone decided to launch a drone and check it out from a vantage point. 11 people had minor injuries when it was over. the drone video is wild. we don't normally see that. michelle: homes around a 60-foot wide sinkhole in florida are empty tonight. the crews try to stabilize the area. it's filled with water now and swallowed a fence and part of a street. they were repairing the road collapse when the ground gave way. jonathan: temperatures are about to rise. but they are not going up without a price. michelle: chief meteorologist
doug: we are changing in the sunshine for warmer temperatures and clouds. this is the calendar for march. every day in yellow is a day above average. we only had five below average temperatures. as a result, on the 30th of metal detector are in fourth place as the warmest -- the fourth warmest march on weather. tomorrow is the 70's. by the end of the day we are in fourth place. the temperatures today where they should be for this time of the month. national 61. average high. warm in fredericksburg. 65. 66 in leesburg. tonight high clouds. cold tonight. the winds turning south. overnight lows are 45 to 51 degrees. it will turn warmer and then cooler for the weekend. the reason is the change in the wind direction. with the winds out of the southwest tomorrow it will be in lower 70's. near 80 on friday. afternoon shower
friday, morning showers and thunderstorms. over the weekend we will turn breezy. 60 on saturday. very chilly. sunshine and highs only near 50 degrees for the day on sunday. seven-day forecast, steve rudin have that 20 minutes from now. make it 15. michelle? michelle: thank you. new developments in the race for the white house today. plain in wisconsin looking for -- police in wisconsin looking for two men one is believed to have sexual assaulted a 15-year-old girl at a donald trump rally. the man groped a girl and when he pushed her away another man pepper sprayed her in the face. this the latest in a series of violent altercation at trump events in recent months. jonathan: a new poll shows senator cruz with a commanding lead in the state. in a new marquette law school poll cruz has ten-point lead over donald trump. governor john kasich comes in third. on the democratic side the same poll gives bernie sanders the four-point lead over hillary cl
wisconsin out there stumping today. michelle: president obama has misfan and foes but the biggest fan making waves on the internet. alison starling is here to explain this. alison: you may have seen the video making rounds online of a little girl beside herself after learning that the first family will in fact be leaving the white house come january. [crying] >> we can write him a letter. you want to write her a letter? alison: she is a first grader and she did a letter to the commander-in-chief. in it she wrote she didn't want him to leave the white house. she wanted to meet before he did. this week the white house sent out this video on instagram. >> a special place.
you are going to be a reader now. alison: so there you go. it turned into a family affair. and coincidently, we have learned that kamira shares a birthday with the president as well. wishes coming true. jonathan: she won't be crying anymore. michelle: coming up on "abc7 news at 4:00" -- say bamboo. >> the bonding experience with a giant panda and his human
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jonathan: burger king's whopper looking different these days. those are the real colors. they added the angriest whopper. it's a red bun with the hot sauce banged in. they you unveiled a whopper on black bun. michelle: this might be the cutest video you see all day long. the giant panda in china caught on camera in a sweet bonding moment with the care-taker. the giant panda cub gave kisses and took selfies with the human foster dad. this is at a ca
china. the pair documented the moment with the several selfies. yeah. get them the right face there. the panda has had practice doing this. getting the perfect pose. he has the get to right angle to make sure that the light is hitting him correctly. jonathan: what is about the bears? so cute. michelle: furry. watch this all day. like the eagle cam and everything else. dealing with the animals. >> i'm getting glued to it. show me more. don't go away. coming up for us -- >> group of students some as young as six years old getting to take their studies to cuba. auburn tigers
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jonathan: the arlington chamber of commerce is planning a trip to cuba this november. chamber members and the county residents are invited on a five-day trip. the trip will cost you $3,000 once the dust settles. the trip comes amid thawing of relations between u.s. and cuba. michelle: speaking of cuba,
international day school will be headed to cuba as the u.s. and the former cold war foe continue to repair relations. the prost school says it is the thirst to send a group of students to cuba. amy aubert shows us some kindergarteners will participate in the spotlight on education. kellye: students of the maryland international day school are no strangers to learning spanish. later this week, they will take lessons learned in texas books to cuba. kellye: ester organized the trip. >> are you looking forward to making new friends? >> yes. kellye: the school travels every couple of years to a spanish-speaking country. this time it's one for the books. >> this is a very, very important step, i
international education. >> the students some as young as 6 years old understand the significance of the trip. >> considering we have been cut away from it for so long i am excited to finally learn about the culture with my own eyes. kellye: they have been learning about cuba in the classroom. our relationship with them and following recent news. >> kind of scary at first. then after the president went there, it wasn't as scary anymore. >> a trip for this school years in the making. now just days away. >> i just want to see the historical sites and the other things that people haven't had a chance to see. >> lessons taken out of the classroom and friday on historic journey. >> the wonderful making new friends. >> amy aubert, abc7 news. [singing] jonathan: pretty cool video captured off of the coast of southern california. check this out. they call this a water spout. big one, too. this is o
the famous golf course in southern california. spotted a mile offshore tuesday evening. it did make landfall. no damage reported. similar occurrence that did tear up the famous golf course there. they had to suspend the tournament going on there at the time. michelle: off the close of florida often as well. steve: much needed rain. it will arrive for the end of the work and the school week but the weekend is brighter. looking forward to that. outside we go. national harbor. clouds. it won't amount to a lot. evening plans outdoors maybe eating outside. even though the temperatures are in the lower 60's now in the sunshine, it feels warmer than that the temperatures are 66 in leesburg. 65 in culpeper.
the wind speeds, we are gusty at 15 to 20 miles per hour. the satellite and radar. clouds to the west of us. with the panhandle of west virginia. we stay dry overnight. 45 to 51 degrees. scattered clouds. look at the next seven days. thursday, tomorrow, we will see the showers late in the day. likely to see the thunderstorms on friday. highs approaching 80 degrees. talk about the judgment coming weekend. we will see the temperatures that will drop to the 60's for the daytime highs on saturday. 50 on sunday. nice afternoon. roadways are dry. is traffic moving fast or slow, jamie sullivan? jamie: fast in some spots and slow in others. this i
from the 270 spur to silver spring. then you get a break. focus in on the issue in alexandria as we move to virginia. still a water main break causing an issue on duke street heading eastbound. early street to normandy hill drive. one lane getting by. traffic on the souter loop to virginia. 14 miles per hour is an average. from the mixing bowl to the wilson bridge. 295 near malcolm x. the stretch will take 19 minutes from the 11th street bridge continuing to national harbor. talk about the closures around the convention center put in place this evening. we will move to the waze map. this event is one that will shut down many of our streets. we move to the waze maps we will show you we have a lot of closures. that will affect you, too, if you travel on metro, you won't be able to get off at the mount vernon square station. as we pull out, you can see these are all of
this will go into place at 7:00 this evening. everything should reopen by saturday at noon. that is a look at traffic. back to you. jonathan: thanks very much. also let you know tomorrow morning stick with julie wright and the "good morning washington" team for latest on any delays due to motor cades and closing associated with the nuclear security summit. we will be on the air at 4:24. michelle: breaking news now out of wheaton. a car crashed into a 7-eleven on amherst avenue. news chopper 7 arrived on the scene. we will get you more information as soon as it comes in. again, a vehicle has crashed into the 7-eleven. no word at this point about the injuries. we don't know if the driver is okay or if anyone in the business inside the 7-eleven was injured. okay. i just got word in my ear from the producer there are no injuries. so that is a good update to provide for you. you can see damage there. the whole wall is gone. they must have hit it with a consider amount of force. we wil
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higher prices. consumer reporter john matarese shows what to do so you don't waste your money. john: it's concert ticket buying season. the rush to buy the seats before everybody else does it's easy to google ticket master and end up on a site that is not ticket master as a woman learned. what website is this? ticket master. what is this? it looks like ticket master, too. especially on your phone where belinda johnson found it. >> when the site came up, it looked official. i thought i was on the ticket master site. >> she bought ticket to see maroon 5 in concert. john: the only problem the site she landed on through a google search wasn't really ticket master at all. >> i googled ticket master. a company came up called master tickets. john: what she thought was ticket master was master masterticket.center. the tickets were
look-alike site. >> it was 90% more that i paid for the tickets. john: master ticket according to better business bureau has been around six months and has four locations. the location is a post office box in a ups store in new york city. >> i don't understand how people get away with it. john: they are a third party ticket seller and it's legal. unfortunately it's a case of buyer bee ware. like -- buyer beware. like other sites peddling the seats be careful where you buy from these days. we tried reaching master ticket for comment but no one returnedded our call or e-mail. check out a ticket website carefully before you make a purchase because there are no returns. so don't waste your money. i'm john matarese, abc7 news. leon: tonight -- teens on the attack. >> what can be described as unspeakingably cowardly act. >> ambush at a mall that police want you to take a good hart look at. two weeks after
shutdown, idea to close one of metro six lines. plus, one day later a search for answers after a deadly collapse. "7 on your side" investigation into another fatality at one of the company's other locations. announcer: now "abc7 news at 5:00". on your side. leon: this is a tough one to look at. a man's trip to the mall ends with a brutal breaking at the hands of -- brutal beating at the hands of teenagers. tonight police hope the video will help them find who is responsible. alison: our maryland bureau chief brad bell is live at iverson mall. brawled, we understand there have been some arrests in this case, right? brad: three arrests. but the police are trying to find the rest of the people you will see in the video. just about an hour and a half ago, we spoke to the victim. he told us the story. he finished crossing the street. on his way home and he was attacked where the man in the gray shirt is standing now. brutality
video is stunning. a group of teenagers stalking a victim, strikes from behind. man goes down hard. out cold. today; the officer lopez shares his story. >> he said it was real bad. he felt it the blow to the back of his head but in terms of this thing, he remembers he woke up and all he saw was police around him. brad: that was march 9. group of teens struck again. >> march 11, same thing, same time. this gentleman was able to fight them off a little bit. he identified three of them and we made the arrests. >> those arrested are 15, 16, 17 years old. the rest of the group is on the loose. that is why police released the video. and why the victim whose identity we are protecting is sharing his story. we show him the security video for the first time. he shutters. he thought he had escaped the violence in honduras. now he is afraid to walk