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a trail in new york and the daunting task of securing soft targets in philadelphia. next on "action news." cut take-home pay for teachers, and broke his promise to fund the pensions of hundreds of thousands of new jerseyans- all while padding his own. steve sweeney says a lot of things. but the truth is, he's not on our side. ♪ >> "action news," delaware valley's leading news program, with jim gardner. >> this was an act of terror. a particularly cowardly act of terror. >> this is the man who police say committed the act of terror.
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he is sayfullo saipov. later came a note saying he did this for isis, "this" is running down 20 people, killing eight of them. new york people are coming to grips with the terrorist attack acouple of blocks from the world trade center. this is the vehicle that plowed into pedestrians, bicycles and overs. it was a deadly journey. the white house issued this statement from president trump. we offer our thanks to the first responder ps whs who stope suspect and rendered aid to the victims of the cowardly attack.
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president trump tweeted "we must not allow isis to return or enter our country after defeating them in the middle east and elsewhere, enough." annie mccormick with philadelphia police about plans to secure the city and prevent vehicle attacks here. bob brooks with first hand aks posting to social media. >> we have jack demar cho who used to work at the department of homeland security. we begin with christie ileto with the latest from the scene in manhattan. >> jim, even at this hour there is a heavy police presence here two blocks from where the suspect crashed and was taken into custody not far from the
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world trade center. it happened on a popular bike trail where many are saddened to think it could have happened to them. >> it happened out of nowhere. >> there are multiple people on the ground chambers to has not . >> it was a popular bike trail in manhattan. behind the wheel of the rental truck was sayfullo saipov. the man police say was responsible for killing eight people and injuring 1 11 others. >> after crashing into a school bus for special needs children the terrorist was seen waving a paintball gun and shouting allah
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akbar. he penned a note saying he done the attack on behalf of isis. >> the man pointed a gun at me. >> this was an act of terror. a particularl liqueuredly act of terror. >> it makes sense, but it's hard
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to do. >> you want to be new yorkers, but you have to mourn and think about the losses. >> no telling how long authorities will remain on the scene. halloween isn't the same. for some it's tainted. city leaders reminding new yorkers they have survived terrorist attacks and will get through this. christie ileto, channel6 "action news." >> many vehicle attractions inspired by jihadist, th the onn france the worst killing 86. then the christmas market in berlin, 12 people killed. two deadly attacks this year, one in march and another in
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june. in august, rampages in bars lope na and another spanish resort town, the attacker swerving down promenades and boardwalks. the fact is philadelphia has constant challenge in the city and it makes philadelphia like every other american city. annie mccormick is live on the ben franklin parkway. there is only so much police can do. we have to play an important role to protect ourselves. >> that's right. commissioner richard ross telling us shortly after the attack they were on the phone sharing intel but he wants to remind the public that it's the public they rely on to share information about suspicious activity. >> we don't waste a lot of time in this profession pushing intel to each other. if it happened there, it can
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happen somewhere else. >> commissioner ross 'e emphasig the importance of the public's role in terrorist attacks like the one you see today. >> don't have a regret later because you didn't make the phone call. let us worry about it. let us vet it. >> cross cross and intersecting with busy roads night and day. kelly drive runs alongside the busy sidewalk. the deadly attack on new york remains atop people's minds tonight. >> i'm just running back and forth. usually i go down kelly. but i'm staying in the area. >> is it because of what happened in new york? >> i'm always worried about what's going on in the world.
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>> are you doing anything differently? >> no. you can't calculate that stuff. it just comes. >> there are big events that are barriered, but that's not possible for everyday living. >> it's not possible to safeguard people in that way everyday. what you can do is be particularly sensitive to the possibilities. jim, the police commissioner saying tonight, almost everyday they get calls from the public about suspicious activity or packages. when there are events like the one that happened today, they turn to what they welcome. back to you. >> we are joined by terrorist
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expert jack. have we got to the point we have intelligence to stop major attacks but we are defenseless against a jihadist with a truck. >> it's difficult to prevent a small group of people using a truck, car, handgun. they are almost impossible to defend against. that's the problem we are facing on a continuing basis here and around the world. >> i don't want to sound matter of fact about this. it seems we are living at a time where terrorist attacks are a part of life and we must accept this kind of losses of life. is that how we have to think now? >> i would not go as far as saying we have to have accept this. we have to guard against it.
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it's a very, very difficult task. the challenge here, an individual like this gentleman in new york, if he was a operational silent individual, if he stayed below the radar screen, it's almost impossible to find a person like that before he commits a terrorist act like this. >> almost impossible. we appreciate your wisdom in your conversation. when something like this happens, the world hamid access because of social media. social media lit up today. reporter bob brooks has been monitoring social media. what did you learn today? >> jim, since just about everyone has a phone, they have a camera. many parts of the attack and how
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it unfolded was captured on camera. we were able to compile it and see it on social media. >> some of the first to arrive were simply those close enough and with a cellphone in hand, they captured the attack and its aftermath as it was unfolding. up close, a panoramic view from the skyscraper above. you can clearly see the severity of the impact. the suspect would then get out of the truck and run. some witnesses filled as he made his way through the streets and others took mental notes on the event. >> the driver didn't look like he was bleeding best of my recollection he had a dragging of the foot a bit and screaming in the street. >> others seeing bodies on the
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bike path, good samaritans trying to help. there was a line of police cars and fire truck rushing toward the impact between the truck and school bus and we see the medic with life saving work on those hit. finally, on instagram, a close up picture of the suspect after he was captured by police. at that point he was shot in the stomach, cuffed behind his back. >> social media we know has played a huge role in documenting the series of events. bob brooks, "action news." >> thank you, bob. more reporting from abc news is coming up on "nightline," 12:35 right after "jimmy kimmel live." then the "action news" morning team will be on with the latest on overnight develops at 4:30. >> now to the first look at the
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accuweather forecast, meteorologist cecily tynan outside with what the first of november will bring tomorrow. a new month. >> we start off on the cool side. past two days, slightly below normal. today 57. yesterday 60. it was a grade day for hallowe halloween. satellite and radar showing nothing more than high thin clouds across the lehigh valley and poconos. with the clear skies, temperatures drop quickly, down to 45 in philadelphia, and they'll continue to drop in the 030s in the suburbs. we talk about the cool weather overnight and a big warm up as well as a chance of rain in the accuweather forecast. jim? >> thank you, cecily. still to come, we are following
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several pedestrian accidents including one involving a motorist in a disabled car and another with a trick or treater. we sit down with the widow of chuck cassidy on this the tenth anniversary of when he was shot and hear what brings her joy today. meteorologist cecily tynan here with a chance of rain. ducis rogers with the latest to join the nest when "action news" continues.
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>> it was traffic tragedy in pennsauken where two people were struck on busy route 38, one killed. their vehicle broke down. they were checking under the hood when another car plowed into theirs from behind. police have not said if charges will be filed. another pedestrian struck in war minister, a hit and run. chopper 6 was on newtown road where the investigation caused
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the closure of a busy "star str. the striking the vehicle, a dark colored hyundai with left side damage and a smashed wind cheeld. >> a child trick or treating struck tonight. the boy left his home with family members. authorities are not revealing the extent of his injuries. the fbi say they know who this suspect is on a three day crime wave, 40-year-old peter james harkins iii of phoenixville. he held up the branch on street road this morning and robbed a pizza hut and dominoes yesterday. today is the tenth anniversary
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of a deadly shooting of police chuck cassidy. he was shot in the line of duty and died the next day. the officer unknowingly walked into a duncan doughnuts during a robbery. we caught up with his widow who is now a grandmother. >> i watch her everyday. that's brought life back into everyone's life. >> tomorrow is a vigil held in officer cassidy's outing and every year there is a golf outing that provides money to students. a utah nurse arrested after refusing to allow a police officer to draw blood from an unconscious person, part of her
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money will be given to prevent abuse to nurses on the job. >> river side elementary school in southern california was evacuated after a parent had a breakdown, assaulted a staff member and barricaded himself inside the classroom with a first grade teacher. a few hours ago a swat team raided the room. the man was injured during the raid. >> researchers in china found that people who like spicey food are more sensitive to salt, so they eat less of it. the study found the chemicals that make it taste spacey affect the same part of the brain 245 t
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likes salt. that's how that all works. here's cecily tynan. >> clear tonight, sky 6 looking live over the ben franklin bridge. what a day we had. lots of sunshine, a bit on the cool side. high of 60. great night for trick or treating. tonight, the accuweather highlights show you a frosty night in the suburbs. patchy frost expected interior south jersey, far north and west counties. clouds rolling in tomorrow. we have mild air and a threat of rain later in the week. right now, it's clear and it's chilly. philadelphia, 45. allentown and reading 38. patchy frost expected there. millville could see frost. 37, not as cool. atlantic city, 43. satellite and radar showing not a cloud in the sky this
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afternoon. high thin clouds trying to move in. the best chance of seeing sun is in the morning hours. bus-stop forecast, chilly. suburbs 37, philadelphia 43. the clouds thicken and late clouds developing in the suburbs and lehigh valley. temperatures struggling to climb in the upper 50s. wilmington 59. cape may 61-degrees. a cool start to november. once that warm front lifts up to the north on thursday, we see sunshine and feel the difference in the air mass. 72 ahead of the cold front friday. the exclusive accuweather forecast, clouds thicken tomorrow. late day shower, 58-degrees.
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thursday, behind the warm front, mild, 72. 75 on friday, a cold front bringing spotty showers. cooler air for the weekend. 60 on saturday, 61 sunday. clouds with light rain for sunday. not a wash out like last weekend. monday a high of 70 and then a high of 62. thursday and friday, temperature in the 7 0s. >> did you go trick or treating? >> i met my kids. i got a lot of reec reese's peet butter cups. >> trick or treaters entered the hallow of doom. dead pool was on the other side
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handing out candy. chester county, firefighters were busy hosting a tour and stopping in several neighborhoods. the kids were happy to see them and load up their bags with candy. >> a family put together this frightening display including a witch with a giant calle col ca. >> a chain saw wielding mummy had people screaming in newark. every year a family on the unit block of kasha mills road decks out their backyard. freddy krueger was waiting as they made their way through the
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along with creepy creatures in the yard. we even spotted a coast in the window. it's halloween. halloween today brought the eagles a new running back.they . he's 4 years old. he ran 200-yards in three separate games last season. there is talk of attitude problems with the d do dofn dol. eagles say they are not concerned. >> we have a good understanding of what is going on there and
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the chemistry we have on the team. we wouldn't disrupt team chemistry. we feel confident about the player. >> sixers confirmed they'll not pick up jalil okafor's contract option. have more come ug comine break. christie: this is governor christie.
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codeine... oxycodone... fentanyl... morphine. these are just some of the medications prescribed for pain relief. these pills can be highly addictive, and the addiction doesn't end when the prescription runs out. many times, people turn to a deadlier option - heroin. addiction is a disease, but help is within reach. call 844 reach nj or visit >> the first college football playoff rankings are out.
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penn state at seven. the nittany lions visit michigan state saturday. we have to learn from these situations. >> the dodgers trying to avoid the loss at the hands of the astros. >> "jimmy kimmel live" next followed by "nightline." "action news" continues at 4:30 with pamela edwards and karen rodgers with traffic. cecily tynan, ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. goodnight. ♪ ♪
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