tv ABC World News Tonight With David Muir ABC October 22, 2014 6:30pm-7:01pm EDT
welcome to "world news tonight." and breaking now. what we've just learned about the gunman behind the terror right across our border. the deadly shooting rampage. gun fire inside parliament. the canadian prime minister rushed away from the chaos. the u.s. embassy on lockdown. and the threat here in the u.s. tonight. what the fbi is now saying. exploding air bags. the stunning new advice tonight for hundreds of thousands of american drivers. what authorities are now telling some drivers. keep passengers out of the front seat? disable your air bag? is your vehicle on the list? the autopsy, what it reveals about the unarmed teen shot by police outside st. louis. what the report now suggests about a moment before he was shot. and, liftoff. our exclusive with matthew mcconaughey and the cast of
"interstellar" tonight. testing the boundaries of real science and our place in the universe. what they reveal, right here tonight. good evening and we begin with the fear and chaos just across our border tonight. a day of terror in the canadian capital. and at this hour, the suspect behind it. was he a convert? was he doing this for isis? look at the map this evening. this all happened just 60 miles north of the border in the capital of ottawa. the gunman opening fire at a memorial for soldiers first. then storming parliament. and listen to what plays out in the hallways there. [ gun fire ] >> reporter: the prime minister raced to safety. the u.s. embassy under lockdown. championships piled up, barricading doorways. a terrified city. tonight, what the fbi is now saying about the threat right here at home. we have team coverage and new information on the suspect and his motives.
but we begin with abc's dan harris on the ground in ottawa tonight. dan? >> reporter: david, good evening. the shooting happened just down the street behind me. much of this area still on lockdown as police conduct what they call an active and dynamic operation at this hour. this has been a day of terror in this normally quiet city and it all started this morning. >> gunshots. everybody out. >> reporter: running for cover, panic in the halls of parliament ened and on the city streets. police rushing to multiple shootings across the city, all within less than a mile. the fear? a series of coordinated attacks. the violence starting at the ka that day's national war memorial. just before 10:00 a.m., that than s nathan cirillo, on duty, in ceremonial uniform, shot dead by a gunman. some bystanders rusing to his aid, others in shock. >> three or four shots, and then he ran off. >> i yelled at all my guys,
"there's a guy shooting, so, everyone, get down, get down." >> get out of the way! >> reporter: police, guns drawn, hunting for the shooter. >> we may have multiple patients. one soldier has been hit. >> reporter: then, within minutes, another attack. this time, inside a packed parliament building, just steps away. [ gun fire snmd parliament just steps away. lawmakers scrambling for cover. dozens of shots, echoing through the halls. reporter josh wingrove in the thick of it. >> we heard gunshots come up from there and sort of ducking my head down the hall. we saw the smoke from guns. you could smell it almost instantly. >> reporter: members of parliament barricading doorways with chairs and tables. bliss swarming rooftops, sweeping the government complex. some workers huddling in the dark. others scrambling to safety. canada's prime minister, stephen harper, was rushed away. the rampage finally ending when
sergeant as arms kevin vickers shoots and kills the gunman. tonight, abc news learned he is canadian michael zehaf-bibeau. lawmakers were stunned. >> this is a day that changes everything. >> reporter: but the chaos isn't over. the fear, another gunman potentially on the loose. >> to your left, out of the way. >> reporter: blocks away residents ordered off the streets and away from windows. police swarming the city center. you can tell we are in an area that is going through an emergency. we're seeing ambulances, paramedics and just police all over the place. most of the streets blocked off. >> reporter: this evening, three people in the hospital, recovering from injuries as a nation mourns that murdered soldier. canada, tonight, on high alert. at times during the day, police thought there may have been more than two shooting locations. they thought there may have been a shooting at a local shopping
center. now, they believe it was just as the war memorial and in parliament. the big outstanding question, though, police will not say at this hour whether they think there was more than one gunman. david, back to you. >> dan harris, leading us off tonight. the team is right here this evening. martha raddatz and brian ross. brian, the big question here, was this suspect doing this for isis? >> reporter: well, david, tonight, canadian and u.s. officials are searching for clues online and in criminal and travel records about the suspected shooter, described as 32 years old and a recent convert to islam. the big question is, whether he is one of the 90 or so canadian citizens under active investigation or surveillance as possible isis terrorists. and whether others may be planning follow-on attacks. just two days ago, one of those 90 canadians, who boasted of his ties to isis and had his passport revoked was shot dead in quebec after he used his car to run down two canadian soldiers in uniform, killing one of them. >> what took place yesterday is
clearly linked to terrorist ideology. >> reporter: authorities say so many canadians have gone to syria to join isis that they have even created their own recruitment videos with iconic canadian scenes. >> before islam, i was like any other regular canadian. >> reporter: canadians have been seen burning their passports and carrying out brutal murders. and the internet has been full of isis propaganda videos with calls to kill canadians, along with other allies of the united states. using whatever weapons are available. said one leader, "kill him in any manner or way, however it may be." >> when you see one attack, it crops up others. >> reporter: more in canada may be expected? >> i would not be surprised. >> reporter: a confidential u.s. homeland security report issued just yesterday and obtained by abc news says with the increased efforts to stop isis sympathizers from heading to
syria, more attacks are to be expected. >> all right, so, authorities are expecting more of these. brian, thank you. and martha, you reported that the fbi had a warning days ago, saying perhaps isis had given specific instructions. >> reporter: this came out on october 11th. listen to this. they said an isised all owe reporting urged sympathizers to target police, soldiers and intelligence officers. it's the homegrown extremists that the fbi and others are so worried about. people who might follow isis, they might not even believe in what they believe in but they just want to be part of a group. and of course, the u.s. embassy up there, locked down today, as well. >> martha raddatz, brian ross, dan harris, thank you all. we're going to turn now to a developing headline we've been following all week here. the danger of exploding air bags in many cars across america. defective air bags. authorities say they can deploy like an ied in your front seat. tonight, at least two car makers suck jesting you should get your air bag disabled. one car maker saying you should keep passengers from the front
seat. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: it is a remarkable move by toyota, telling nearly 250,000 consumers, if it runs outs of replacements, it will disable your air bag. and, warning that motorists keep the passenger seat empty nm a new bag is installed. tonight, gm is going to send a similar letter. this, after another 3 million cars, bringing the total to nearly 8 million, which should urgently have air backs replaced. that's the second correction of the numbers by the feds who are telling drivers to go to their website to see if their car is effecti effective, but the website isn't working. what's going on here? >> that's the big question. nitsa is the safety authority. they should get the message right. they should understand the facts. >> reporter: the problem with the air bags is the inflater's explosive deployment. at least four deaths are linked to the air bags. others have been injured. >> i knew my ear was bleeding.
>> reporter: angela says her recall notice came after her 2012 accident near dallas in which shards injured her and cut up the bag. >> still makes me angry, just thinking about the people that are driving currently right now. >> reporter: the air bags were made by the japanese company takata. 11 car makers are recalling and replacing those bags. david, this is my car. it's on the recall list. for those quarter million toyota and gm vehicles, if they don't have a replacement, they're going to put a sticker right here that says, don't sit here until you get a new air bag. david? >> reporter: all right, david kerley. thank you. we're going to turn now to the extreme weather tonight and that tropical depression in the gulf. take a look. in texas, this is a suburban street. you can see the street sign there. watching stretching to the horizon. there in the sunshine state, flood waters lapping the cars windshield. ginger zee tracking it all for us tonight. ginger? >> reporter: an abundance of moisture in the gulf. that tropical depression will be
tracking to the east. should not become a storm, but either way, it will add more moisture for the keys and very south florida. the other big story we're watching tonight, that nor'easter. pumping some of the moisture back. flood watches from boston up through maine and you can see why. some of the heavy rains could top three and five inches. i've seen pictures of trees down throw massachusetts. some gusts tonight over 50 miles per hour. >> all right, a windy night ahead. ginger, thank you. a major headline out of mer ferguson, missouri. the autopsy results now published for michael brown. abc's steve osunsami about what the results might reveal about the moments before the shooting. >> reporter: the full county autopsy report published in the st. louis post dispatch, shows that michael brown had marijuana in his system, and that he suffered one of nine gunshot wounds while he was either in or alongside officer darren wilson's police suv. that's important because police have been arguing that brown violently fought with wilson
inside the vehicle and went for the officer's gun, after wilson told brown and a friend to get out of the street. according to the autopsy, brown's tissue fragments were found on the exterior surface of the police officer's motor vehicle. it's yet another leak in the investigation, suggesting that a grand jury here looking into the shooting death may end up siding with the police officer. in a statement today, brown's family says this still doesn't explain why wilson kept firing at their son, "and killed him even though he was more than 20 feet from his patrol car." police are bracing for more fights with demonstrators. >> this is the chains being broken, this is the fight back. >> reporter: the grand jury's decision could come down next month. steve osunsami, abc news atlanta. >> steve, thank you. and we are also following the breaking news on ebola tonight. word that nurse amber vinson, the second dallas nurse, tonight doctors announcing that after just ten days, they can no longer detect any ebola in her body. she was the nurse who flew from cleveland to dallas. meantime tonight, passengers coming to america from the hot
zone facing extraordinary new measures. abc's gio benitez with what they'll be forced to do. >> reporter: it's another scare at one of the nation's busiest airports. a traveler rushed to the hospital after landing at newark international flight. a traveler rushed to the hospital after landing at newark international with a fever. today, initial tests confirming he does not have ebola. and tonight, the cdc telling abc news it will now monitor all passengers from the three ebola-effected countries in west africa. travelers will be given this ebola care kit with a thermometer, forms for record g ing temperatures and a detailed symptom card. and they will be required to check in daily for 21 days. passengers traveling from those countries, 150 a day on average, now only allowed to fly into five usair ports. jfk, newark, dulles, atlanta and o'hare. those airports conducting
thorough checks like this to make sure passengers don't have symptoms when they get off that plane. and here at newark, travelers will be monitored starting monday. and if they don't check in with the cdc every day, we're told authorities will take immediate steps to go find them. david? >> gio, thank you. and a remarkable image tonight. we told you last night here, that u.s. air force jet, the american flag there on board, american jeffrey fowle heading home from north korea. detained there nearly six months after leaving a bible in his room. well, this image. fowle reuniting with his family in ohio, his three children running to him. tonight, fowle's family saying they are grateful for goldd's protection. we love seeing that. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this wednesday. and look at this. parents behaving badly. the punishment handed out, not to them, but to their children now. and the drastic move to keep parents in line at sporting events. would you go along with it? we want your opinion. also, there is news coming in tonight about ray rice, suspended indefinitely after this video showing him hitting
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the cast of "interstellar." and the conversation they hope to start about space. >> we used to look up in the sky and wonder at our place in the stars. >> reporter: matthew mcconaughey, a father an astronaut in the new movie. the planet earth in peril. a cloud of dust over the baseball field. and this cast is pushing the outer limits of science. >> we got this far, farther than any human in history. >> not far enough. >> reporter: how many of of you thought as a kid you'd be studying theoretical physics one day? >> not i.
>> none of my science teachers. >> reporter: in the movie, these astronauts are in a race against time. against what little is known about the universe. do you think this will spark a conversation about the universe and our place in the universe? >> well, about the universe, yeah. the smallness, really, of our particular spot. >> reporter: how much do you rely on kip thorn? >> i relied on kip tremendously. >> reporter: kip thorn is a renowned theoretical physicist who has long explored the far reaches of the universe. they turned to him with the script. >> i worked out the equations that would enable tracing of light rains as they traveled through the worm hole or around a black hole. so, what you see is based on einstein's general relatively equations. >> reporter: the director building parts of a spaceship. he's not a fan of green screens. he wanted it to feel real. in the actor, mcconaughey, a father with a choice. >> reporter: when you won the oscar this last year, you were talking about your wife and your children.
you have say the courage and significance -- >> is unparalleled. you are the four people in my life that i want to make the most proud of me. >> reporter: and i was thinking about your role in that movie. i wonder how much did you draw upon your own role as a father? >> good question. good-bye and i'll be back is a promise that actually -- there is no garn teed return ticket. i'm coming back. >> when? >> reporter: the original screen play, it was a little boy. >> i turned murph into a girl. something about that seemed -- >> thank you. >> reporter: which is why you're here. >> reporter: not only exploring space, but the american family and precious time lost. will we look back and wonder, did we miss time with our loved ones? >> i sure know i came out of the film looking, taking inventory of my own life, my own relationships and saying, am i
giving enough to them? >> reporter: there is a moment in the film when you appear to be very alone. >> so alone i immediately wanted to go out and find a comedy to act in. actually want to get there in one piece. >> hang on. >> reporter: what do you hope the conversation is with people when they walk out? >> the idea that there could be a 7-year-old kid and it inspires her or him to want to go into space and explore space. i think that's incredible. >> we loved our conversation with the cast. the thrill of space travel. i hope to see you right back here again tomorrow night. have a good evening. good night. ññññññññññññññññññññññññññññññññ