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hundreds of people to be evacuated on the red line less than 48 hours ago. >> passengers say they couldn't get answers about what to do and metro's own board chairman said today the response in his words were panicky. tom fitzgerald is live at friendship station. i know you spoke with people on the train and the metro gm today. so what happened? >> reporter: laura, it's like this. you talk to these passengers who were on this train and they'll tell you flat out. this was not only scary because there was an insulatetor fire going on in the tunnel, this they will tell you was scary because in case after case we have been told by passengers that employees here at metro were acting, in the passengers' words, panicky and not giving clear information about what to do and where to go. talk to chuck holmes. he was one of the very first people on the first car of the train that was evacuated.
smoke, he saw what he believes to be flames. but when he asked the operator of the train what to do, you'll hear in chuck's own words, the operator would not answer his questions. >> i and some other passengers directly asked him why, what's going on and he wouldn't answer. in fact he wouldn't even make eye contact. he seemed very nervous. >> reporter: in fact, another passenger who was on that very train shot this video you're looking at right now. you can see passengers moving to the backs of these cars through the doors at the ends of the train. while this was going on, passengers tell us another announcement was going on telling passengers not to open doors. now, that meant the side doors of the trains, not the ones inbetween the cars. passengers say that was all really confusing. very scary because they didn't know what to do. some witness essay they saw other passengers trying to self-evacuate by opening t
side doors. a dc counsel heefrg today, jack evans at councilman and wmata board member asked why they seemed so panicky especially when you consider the fact that metro has had so much experience in dealing with these types of fires. the gm spoke to us afterwards and he said he aware of these complaints but he pointed out everyone evacuated safely. he investigated to see whether or not proper procedures were followed. >> clearly for the people on the train, it's, you know, very stressful. i get it. for sure. but we have to -- we have to basically get back people in a safe area as quickly as possible. but you can't start making decisions without knowing what you're making them on. >> reporter: passengers say the final indignity was this. once they finally did get off those trains, they were met with a bottle neck of people a
station door. why? well it turns out even though the trains had stopped, the turn styles had not. the passengers had to take out their fare cards and pay to get out of this station. we're live in friendship heights tonight, tom fitzgerald, fox 5 local news. >> also in the district, a wilson high school student was stabbed in the leg this morning during an attempted robbery a block from the school. >> 17-year-old had just parked his car on a dead-end street when a man approached him with a knife and demanded his wallet. paul wagner joins us live from northwest tonight with that story. paul, terrifying. >> reporter: hey laura and sarah, this is where it happened right here on grant road northwest. the student came here, parked his car right here on this dead end street around 9:00 this morning. let me show you where he was going. he was heading right across the street right over there to wilson high school. just a block away or so. but according to dc police, the man approached with a
demanded that the student turn over his cell phone and wallet. there was then a struggle. the student was stabbed in the thigh and then the man ran away, getting nothing. a source familiar with the investigation says the 17-year-old was able to bandage the stab wound to his leg before making his way across nebraska avenue and up to the front entrance of the school. that's where an ambulance was called which then took the teen to a nearby hospital. a source described the injury as a superficial stab wound. police recovered the knife and spent a considerable amount of time processing the scene on grant road. a popular place to park for students who can leave their vehicles there all day without being ticketed. >> it was an attempted robbery to our knowledge the suspect did not get any of the possessions of our victim in this case. but again, there is still a suspect at large. the description that was provided to us was an
hispanic male possibly in his 30s in all dark clothing. if anybody in this neighborhood saw somebody out of the order, maybe a vehicle that was out of place, contact police and provide us with information that will assist us in this investigation. >> reporter: it was just last week that another wilson high school student was robbed at knife point not far from here at fort reno park on the other side of the chesapeake street. so today the principal put out a statement to parents it was up on the website. while this event did not occur on campus, we are committed to providing safe passage for students to and from school each day and will continue working closely with all community resources to keep our students safe. live in numerator. paul wagner, fox 5 local news. >> fox 5 is in montgomery county tonight w
investigating a murder in gaithersburg. >> they say an 18-year-old was attacked at a park overnight and died at the hospital. fox 5's alexandra limon is live with more on this investigation. alex? >> reporter: well, guys, you can see this is normally a place children come to play. but police say last night a man was murdered here. we don't know if this homicide was gang related. the montgomery county police department says that's just 1 of several avenues they're investigating. but tonight the victim's family tells me they just want answers about why this young dad's life was taken. >> i don't want to believe that it's my son. confused why this had to happen to him. he was trying to change his life around. >> reporter: oscar benitez was just 18 years old and now police are investigating his murder trying to piece
happened sunday night that ended with his death. the victim's family says he was a proud new dad of a baby girl. >> he has a daughter. she's almost eight months now. and would do anything for her. >> reporter: man afternoon dozen of evidence markers were scattered in the parking lot of the park. his family tells us benitez was stabbed to death. >> he was the only brother i had. >> reporter: montgomery village residents looking to enjoy the park were turned away monday. as park police and montgomery park investigators continued to comb through and photograph evidence. >> it seems like it's really too close to home. this is the park that i bring my children to and it's just scary to think this could have happened when we were here. >> reporter: two other people were also injured in this incident, according to police, and they were
released from the hospital. however, at this point it is still unclear if those two people are witnesses, if they were also victims, or if they are suspects. police say they are questioning those two people. reporting live in montgomery village, alexandra limon, fox 5 local news. >> now to the district where about a dozen protesters turned out for dc united's stadium groundbreaking. mayor muriel bowser says the construction at buzzard point will bring plenty of jobs in texas revenue to the city. those against the new stadium fear there has not been enough investigation into the site to know if a broad demolition could be dangerous. >> any time you have construction on the city all of the developers, construction crews have to have responsible that it an approved environmental plan and this site is know different and we will proceed with the utmost caution in making sure the site is cl
just like we did across the way at nationals park. >> the city plans to spend up to 150 million on improving the land in surrounding areas. the team will pick up the cost of the stadium. up ahead, two important health alerts for parents. a recall on a food item you may have for dinner every night. >> and a hospital lar toy is being taken off the shelves because of high lead levels. >> why almost 500,000 people are pledging not to shop at target. >> and students silenced. why a group of middle schoolers were shut down for singing the national anthem at a 9/11 memorial. >> and get this. a rare whale sighting in the chesapeake bay. we are hearing from the captain of a boat. >> wow, what a treat for those on the boat that day. looking forward to hearing more about that or
different organic vegetables because of possible listeria contamination. >> this recall includes green peas, mixed vij tabls, white sweet corn and several other vegetables all sold nationwide under various names. >> so far no illnesses have been reported but listeria could lead to serious and deadly infix r effectses for young people, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. return them to the store for a refound. whether to pull a popular jewelry making toy from shelves over high lead levels. >> they're auld crazy art the kits they have lead levels that are more than nine times here than the federal limit for children's products. he sent a letter to retailers nationwide demanding they stop selling these toys and also issued a reca
policy. this after the american family association started a petition last week in response to target saying transgender customers or employees can use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. the christian advocacy group warns that target stance encourages sexual pred dors and puts women and children in danger. > a field trip to the big apple turned on into a big problem. >> all of this happened when the group stopped at a 9/11 memorial and started singing the national anthem. listen to this.
>> one of the parents was so upset about how the guards treated the children she posted this clip online and it now has more than 400,000 views. the guards told the group they needed a permit to sing there otherwise the gathering was considered a public demonstration. the students' teacher says the kids were so touched by ground zero they asked to honor the site the best way they knew how and singing was their way of paying respect. a spokesperson admits the situation was mishandled. no word yet if the security guard has been disciplined. >> they were doing something good, i don't know. i get what they're saying. he was being a stickler for the rules. they weren't hurting anybody. >> no. they sounded beautiful. >> speaking of beautiful. it was beautiful there it looked like. beautiful outside today too. >> stunning weather today. sue, how long can we
going? >> it's going to be an interesting week, laura and sarah. a beautiful weekend after a couple of showers early on saturday. today's temps in the mid and upper 70s. more typical what we might see in mid to late may. maybe an early summer preview tomorrow. let me get you through the temperatures and we'll talk about why things may be changing as we go through this week. our temperature here down in fredricksburg, 85. a little warmer to the south and west today. gaithersburg 79. a little cooler near water. annapolis at 70. always fun to see the direction of the wind arrows and you can see they're coming out of the south. light winds. but that southerly wind direction is going to keep us warm tonight and very warm tomorrow. as a matter of fact as we look down towards knoxville, 81. plenty of warm air on the weather map that's going to continue to surge in our direction tomorrow so get ready
the mid 80s is the way things are looking. a few clouds coming through right now and i expect to see more clouds tomorrow and as we go through the evening, that warm southerly flow courtesy of an area of high pressure off the coast will continue. but you also see the beginnings of a line of showers that will likely stay up through pennsylvania tonight and overnight. but that may visit us during the afternoon tomorrow. so we're going to include a chance for a thunderstorm tomorrow afternoon and we're thinking about you maryland vote rs tomorrow, maybe earlier is a better choice. for the second half of our day tomorrow we may have to dodge a couple of thunderstorms and we could actually use that rain and a little bit of tree pollen washing water as well. for tonight though, temperatures should be real comfortable, probably not 80 at 7:00, but upper 70s ought to feel comfortable, by 11:00, 71 and yes, a little summer preview ask in the forecast for tomorrow. we could use that water and we'll time them out with you hour b
few minutes. i'll see you at that 7-day in just a few. >> coming up, audio released, the 911 call from aboard prince's plane six days before his death. >> and lemonade mix-up. why one famous tv shep is facing abuse from beyonce's fans. >> the maryland terps basketball team start a viral dance craze. >> a new technology that can help detect your body hygiene.
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>> billy paul died yesterday at his home in new jersey. he was hospitalized last week after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. he began his career when he was just 11 years old and went on to attend the west philadelphia music school. he performed with jazz and soul legends. his career spanned more than 60 years. paul won a grammy for "me and mrs. jones." he was inducted into the philadelphia walk of fame in 2008. he was 81 years old. >> another one, unfortunately. meanwhile the world continues to mourn the death of pop superstar prince. today an audio recording was released of a medical emergency suffered six days before prince was found dead. >> the audio transmissions obtained by tmz chronicle a pilot who had to get his plane on the
save his famous passenger. his plane is identified as 990. >> the controller is heard saying at one point cfr, certificate first responders will be waiting to help the sick passenger. take a look at this. >> was it a male or female passenger? 118.75. >> cfr will be waiting. they want to you go to the west end on north ramp. >> according to reports prince was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. after the incident prince's public list sift released a statement saying he was fine and at home. on thursday he was pronounced dead. an autopsy was performed friday to discover the circumstances surrounding his death. >> prince's family and friends said their good-byes to the music legend
a private ceremony. the service was held at his paisley park compound. his remains have been cremated and their final resting place will not be revealed to the public. meanwhile no word on what caused the singer's sudden death at the age of 57. >> fans in new orleans paid respect to prince today with a jazz funeral. a funeral march a long-standing tradition in the city and will include a marching band and release of white doves at sunset. this might be our favorite tale here of internet confusion ever. >> yeah. twitter truly exploded with this one after beyonce debuted her album. in one of the songs she sings he only want me when i'm
he better call becky with the good hair. and people are speculating that becky is rachel roy. her ex husband used to be business partners with jay-z. >> roy took to inextra gram saying good hair don't care, but we will take good lighting for selfies or self-truths always. oh, my gosh. the war begins. roy says she doesn't stand for bullying. posted i respect love, marriages, families and strength. what shouldn't be tolerated by anyone no matter what is bullying of any kind. >> as beyonce' group of fans went on in on roy, some of them got their names a little mixed up and attacked
hachael ray instead. on a seemingly innocent photo, fans started filling the comments with emojis. >> ray followed it up with a recipe for lavender ice cubes for, you guessed it, lemonade. >> rachael ray handled that well. >> she did. >> tag team against trump. >> governor john kasich hosted a town hall here in rockville, maryland. we'll have the details along with an interview that we had with him earlier today. >> brady sacked again. pats must serve deflate-gate suspension. >> can you do the running man? university of maryland basketball team starts a viral new dance
>>. >> governor john kasich was in rockville today and fox 5's political reporter ronica clearry is there with more. >> reporter: john kasich hosted a town hall hearing in rockville, maryland. what you might have heard more about was a campaign e-mail basically saying they're going to team up with ted cruz to divide and conquer the upcoming primaries. the effort would be to have ted cruz win in indiana and john kasich win in new mexico and oregon with the hopes of getting to a contested convention. now i h
interview john kasich today via satellite to get his thoughts on the plan and his reaction to donald trump's response. your campaign's announcement about splitting the upcoming primaries with ted cruz and donald trump's response is he called it collusion. what do you respond to that and do you think you're doing anything below the fray? >> i don't really like to respond to donald trump because he'll just call names to anybody about anything and i'm not going to go wrestle in the mud with him. but let me just be clear. i don't have all the resources in the world, i don't have a daddy warbucks pouring billions into my campaign. we raise money but we're smart about the way we husband our resources and we apply them to places where we think we can do well. for example, the suburbs of washington, d.c., in maryland, we think we'll do well. so we apply resources there. so i think it's very smart strategy, and all designed to get to an
can beat hillary and not put somebody up who's going to get crushed. >> kasich is polling second here in maryland to donald trump. with trump at 41points, kasich at 27 and cruz at 23. even with trump at a distant lead, people here are excited to vote for john kasich tomorrow. >> in maryland i believe he has a good chance, yes. nationally it's very iffy of course. 12k34r are you going to vote for john kasich? >> i chavenged my registration just so i could. he has maintained his gentlemanly demeanor through this horrible race. >> who are you voting for? i'd love to chat with you about it on social media. reporting from rockville,
maryland. i'm ronica cleary. >> ploim is sending more troops to syria. he made that announcement while speaking at a trade fair in germany. he says they won't be leading the fight on the ground but they will be training and assisting local forces in the fight against isis the president's announcement brings the number of u.s. forces battling terrorists in war-torn syria to 300. >> cleveland has reached a $6 million settlement over the death of tamir rice. an order filed in district court says the city will pay out $3 million this year and another 3 million next year. 12-year-old rice was shot and killed by a white police officer. police say he was playing with a pelt gun that resembled a handgun and refused to put his hands up. a grand jury failed to bring charges against the officers but a federal civil rights investigation is still ongoing. >> new developments in the search for two florida teenagers lost at sea since last
a norwegian ship captain discovered their boat off the coast of bermuda. the family is demanding the phone be returned to them before it is analyzed but they haven't said why. scombl r. >> that's what happens when you get surprised by something. closer to home a whale sighting in the chesapeake bay. the video shows a 35-40 foot humpback whale near solomon's island. a fishing party got a front-row seat to the awesome sight there. the captain of the boat shot the video. somebody sighted a
in the water and then we saw the whale jumping. basically we saw it several times before we actually said let's get a video because i don't think anybody is going to believe us. >> that's amazing. >> there it is righten behind us. >> having worked up in massachusetts, dude, that's wicked cool. it's wicked weird to see a whale out there. >> it's cool though, chesapeake bay though? >> in we're going to talk about hooking a big one, the redskins did today. they made history today. some guy is going to get paid $75 million to play football. more power to him. >> okay. and we know for any nfl player out there the ultimate goal is to win that super bowl ring that's judge josh norman says he is proud to wear the burgundy and gold. he will be the highest paid corner back
he became a free agent last week and the team yanked the franchise tug and it took one visit to redskins park to seal the deal. $36.5 million of that money is going to be guaranteed. if you ask him a trip on dan snyder's private plane helped too. >> it was a family decision, i would say. once i got on that plane. i said redskins. i don't know what president did and the gm but everybody raised their hand and i looked at it like well, here we go. done, sealed. >> i'm shocked at how it shook out. >> my
the climate of his career right now. >> people want to play for the redskins. this is a glorious time. it's huge. we didn't have this the last couple of years. by the way, scot mccloughan adding norman's signing will not affect the chance for kirk cousins in a long-term deal but chris baker took on the role of reporter when he crashed the press dvrns. >> the guys want to know if there's any more money left for guys like chris baker. >> i got you bake. you'll be all right, don't worry. >> donald trump told the world today to leave tom brady alone. the quarterback must survey 4-game suspension a 3-knowledge panel ruled today that he had the right to conclude brady participated in a scheme
tamper with game balls. i think it's overdone. i think let it go. >> how long ago was this? >> 15 months. >> come on. it's over a year now. there's something called the running man challenge. have you seen this? >> i've seen you do it. >> unfortunately. it's a new style of doing the dance it's about the only thing i could attempt back in the early '90s. now the maryland high school is bringing it back. take a
>> the shoes, look at those. >> here's the thing. i can do the running man. but i can do it but then somebody throws something else. the champion. i've done it in the past but then people throw in extra moves and it screws me up the whole way. >> it's the overbite. >> you know what we need to do? the elaine challenge from seinfeld. >> let's keep our dance skills under control. >> the antiaging gin that claims to make you look younger. how the ingredients work
fight off age can. >> put the mobile phone nearby your armpit and start smelling. >> keeps getting better and better on the 5:00 news. the new smart phone to smell human sweat and detect your body odor. >> i wish i would have brought my phone up to the studio. i would check it right now. i would also check my running man skills. jim, are you ready to do it? you've got to give me a demo. are you ready for a little bit of summer weather? we're asking for that tomorrow morning and the kids will find temperatures comfortable at the bus stop after school it could be as warm as 82 to 88 degrees. we call that kind of hot. maybe even a rumble of thunder. we'll take you hour by hour through tuesday's weather forecast when we come right back.
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>> we get cool for a few days. so we'll keep that pollen in mind and maybe keep it in check. we've been talking about the fact that we need a little bit of rain and we've got some of that in the forecast as well. so we get you started first with a look at some of your weather headlines. because we do know it's going to be on the hot side tomorrow. warmer than today. we got up to 78 degrees today and it will be slightly humid so we'll keep those comfortable temperatures going all night long. then keeping in mind the maryland folks heading to the polls tomorrow, there could be a couple of afternoon thunderstorms.
not everybody is going to see it but one or two of those could be strong with temperatures getting into the mid 80s tomorrow. the second half of the week looks a lot cooler. shower chances are going to be sticking around buy of the direction of the wind. here's what we're talking about. 86 degrees tomorrow, hot, maybe a rumble of thunder. 66 degrees on wednesday. how about that 20-degree temperature drop. it will be cool, some area of light rain and drizzle also on wednesday because our wind direction will be coming in off the ocean. meanwhile we hit 80 at dulles today. it felt great, didn't it? not too humid out there and such a comfortable evening. all are the warmer temperatures south and west tonight. dc is at 76 degrees.
also dry. we've had some high clouds coming on through and eventually we'll be watching up towards pennsylvania for the development of a few showers and storms but i think they'll stay up there tonight. watch what happens. we start out with good sunshine and gradually the clouds increase and that frontal boundary begins to to sink south and then it stalls down through southern virginia and the north carolina line which allows that wind to come in off the ocean and increase the clouds for wednesday and bring in a little bit of a drizzle activity. i also want to mention tomorrow we're expecting a pretty significant severe weather outbreak in the middle part of the country and it's possible we could have one or two isolated strong storms around here. you can see we're dry tonight and you begin to see those showers showing up in the morn
start sneaking closer to hagerstown by 8:00 in the morning. those dissipate and go back to sunshine and we see a new line begin to develop. this is spotty around 6:00 we're going to watch for that. one or two of them may fuel up on the heat and the humidity we're going to be seeing. this looks like it will continue into wednesday with a lot of clouds, a little bit of drizzle and some light rain maybe developing. we could use the rain, we've been rather dry. overnight temperatures will be comfortable in the mid 60s to close to 70 and tomorrow it looks like our temperatures are going to be right back into the mid 80s with an afternoon or evening rumble of thunder possible. let's wrap it up with your 7-day forecast. boy, it looks like 62 degrees on thursday. that's kind of chilly, right? i'll have to get my boots out again. >> up and down. >> it really is. by the time we get into friday, 67 degrees. our fox 5 rocks
watch for the possibility of a couple of hours. maybe some showers on sunday and temperatures on monday and again the possibility of a few showers. we went march and april being a little too dry as we start turning into may maybe we're gg to get a little more rain. >> let's send it over to tony now for what's next. >> before we do that -- ♪ happy birthday >> oh, my gosh. thank you guys. >> are they real? >> they are! >>. >> a
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get it away from your armpit. >> it's currently going through beta testing. >> he was trying to test it out on me. i saw where you were going with that jim. >> it backfired. >> coming up next, call it the prince george effect. that little plush white robe that everybody loves, he was wearing it during his meeting with president obama. we'll have more on that later. kathleen matthews: in the race for congress, i
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community into a frenzy. the wilson high school student was stabbed during an attempted robbery one block from the school. paul wagner starts us off tonight live from northwest. paul? >> reporter: tony, let me give you perspective on how this happened. i am standing here, that's wilson high school right hand me. the student, a 17-year-old senior came and parked his car right here on grant road, it's a dead end. at that point police say this man in his 30s approached, pulled a knife, and demanded that this student turned over a cell phone and a wallet. but then there was a struggle and during that struggle the student was stabbed in the thigh. the man got away with nothing. a source familiar with the investigation says the 17-year-old was able to bandage