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transgender will never pilot a spaceship. >> no one here. not for long. went to mars and it went wrong. >> reporter: jeanne moos. ♪ this is my quest ♪ >> reporter: cnn, new york. >> thanks for joining us. "ac360" begins now. good evening. thanks for joining us. breaking news tonight. not over yet. a killing already drawing national attention before the police standoff that happened today. before the victims husband impeded the scene of the standoff before police took a young suspect into custody. announced they're looking for additional person as well. before we learn that the suspect now in custody and the victim knew one another before all of that only appeared to be a deadly road rage incident that ended with a las vegas mom shot to death in front of her son. well tonight in the neighborhood where the suspect and the victim just lived a block apart, the story is growing and changing by the minute. the suspect in custody charged with murder.
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the victim's husband speaking out. more on all of it now from sara sidner who joins us from las vegas where police have just spoken to reporters. sara? >> reporter: hey, anderson. this case has many twists and turns and they've all been happening over the last 48 hours. the police now saying they've arrested one suspect. two will be charged with murder. but they're now looking for a second suspect. we did know from police that they thought there was more than one person in the car of the suspect and now that is becoming far more clear. we also heard from the father a couple of times today shaking with sorrow and anger. he talked about the fact that the family knew the suspect well. >> my wife my son. there's the animal. a block away! are you happy? >> reporter: anger and sorrow bursting from robert meyers a husband and father clearly distraught as police are closing in on the man accused of shooting and killing his wife. the police standoff is just one
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block away from where the shootings occurred. neighbors describe what happened when police came looking for the suspect. >> they were going over to the speaker, telling him he needed to come out with his hands in the air, at least come to the window let us know you're okay. we don't want to hurt you. we just want to talk to you. we just want to discuss this with you. we know you're a kid. we know you're young but we want to talk to you. >> reporter: the suspect's mother arrived at the scene afraid for her son's safety in no mood to talk. >> please turn your [ bleep ] phone off. >> reporter: moments later, the suspect, eric milton noush, led away in handcuffs. booked on three felonies including the murder of tammy myers. >> suspect has been taken into custody a few minutes ago, pursuant to the road rage homicide that occurred. >> reporter: but in another twist, late in the day, tammy myers' husband said the man charged with murder was someone the myers family actually knew including tammy myers herself
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who her husband said often tried to help the suspect out. >> we know this boy. i couldn't tell you this before. he knew where i lived. we knew how bad he was, but we didn't know he was this bad. that he's gotten to this point and his friends. but this kid, my wife was going to search my wife spent countless hours at that park with this boy and probably watching us right now and i know he's got to feel bad because she was really good to him. she fed him. she gave him money. she told him to pull his pants up and to be a man. >> sara they are looking for the second person allegedly in the car. the suspect though in custody, what happens next for him? do we know when the court appearance is? >> reporter: we just got new information that he will be arraigned on monday. and i do want to mention this,
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anderson. the father and husband, robert myers, lashed out at the media. social media included saying that people were threatening to kill his son on social media because they believe that they escalated this situation beyond what it initially was but said his wife was simply trying to keep this young man away from the house knowing that he lived close by. anderson? >> and do we have anymore information on the second suspect? >> reporter: no. it's interesting. we talked to a lot of neighbors here and they talked about the fact they had never actually seen him driving ever. that they'd seen him in the neighborhood hanging out at the park. they didn't think he worked he would often used his skateboard but never saw him behind the wheel of a car and in fact, never saw anyone picking him up. we tried to talk to the mother. worried for his safety. she believed he was going to take his life at one point. when she rushed over to the house, this ended though with no one hurt. the police taking him into the
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custody without any major incident. >> all right, sara sidner appreciate the update. as sara said, a lot of twists and turns in this. joining us now, criminal defense attorney mark geragos and former federal prosecutor jeffrey toobin. i mean jeff you embarked mark both last night raised a lot of questions about this. now it seems though the husband, the wife knew this young man. had tried to help him and left the house afraid, essentially, that he knew where she lived. >> right. the first version of this we heard was that she had gone with the son to try to chase him down. and obviously, a lot of people were very critical of that. the version we heard today was that she left the house to escape to run away from him because she feared that he was coming to get her. again, we're -- the police investigators are going to have to learn a lot more. but, you know, the facts matter and it seems like the facts are somewhat different than what we
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understood initially. >> mark, again this coming from the victim's husband, the fact that she knew the suspect, and again, according to the husband, spent hours consoling him certainly adds a whole other dimension to this. >> well there's a whole other dimension, but i still don't think that we're getting, you know 50% of what really is going on here. none of this hangs together. what's been reported today certainly is at odds with yesterday and what's being reported today still doesn't make any sense. i mean why, if you were afraid do you drop off your daughter pick up wake up your son, have him armed, and then go out? and by the way, the first thing that anybody ever says in these situations when i'm trying these cases is well why didn't they just call 9-1-1? why didn't they just call the police? why did they go out and do self-help? i mean, that's what every prosecutor argues in these type of situations. i'm not convinced that we've heard anything that remotely resembles the truth in this case and that's one of the reasons
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that we're characterizing it as having so many twists and turns. >> jeff we should also point out that most of the information that's come forward as come from various people in the myers family. >> that's right. and in fact mr. myers said today that he couldn't say yesterday that there was a prior relationship between his wife and this suspect. i don't know if that's exactly true but i doubt that he's making up that there was this prior relationship. i mean that is an easily determined fact. but mark is certainly right that the question that hangs over this case remains: why didn't she just call 9-1-1? why did this escalation have to take place? >> the fact mark that there is another suspect still out there, allegedly a person who was in the vehicle, police are understandably being very cautious about the information they release. i mean especially because they have some sort of a lead. >> right. and in your package that you just showed i think one of the
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things that's interesting, and we'll find out as it comes out, if it's true that the investigation has determined or at least that people are determining that this kid doesn't drive, it may be that it's the driver it may be that they didn't want to let out too much information about the car because the car will presumably belong to either a relative or a friend of whoever was driving, and depending on who they claim is the shooter, and they want to try and track the person down. so i understand that. i understand it's a drip drip drip. and i also understand the frustration of mr. myers with the media, but the fact remains is that when you put out misinformation or you put out half truths that get reported that's kind of the price you pay. >> by the way, some of these reports say that there were three people in the car, not two. which adds another potential layer of complexity and another potential suspect. >> mark in a case like this how closely do police keep the family in this case the myers
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family, informed of what's going on given that the police probably don't have all the facts at this point? >> well, this is another thing and i understand. somebody has just lost their wife and the mother of their children. they're obviously going to be distraught. but remember if what's being reported is correct and his son was firing shots, the police are not necessarily going to consider him a victim. they want to know what the facts are. they may be giving him this information. you know the u.s. supreme court has said the police can lie to you and that's good police work. he doesn't necessarily have the kind of seizing the moral high ground here on whatever the correct information or the true information is. and he's got a son who was firing shots. i'm not condemning that in one way or another until i learn the facts. but there's not a necessity for the police to keep him informed as to what they're really thinking until they kind of unwind this. >> mark geragos, appreciate you being on. jeff toobin as well. as always a lot more ahead in
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the hour. whatever specifically fueled this particular incident there's no denying just about everybody has witnessed or experienced what happens when automobiles and anger mix. we'll have more on that now from randi kaye. >> oh my god. >> go go go, go. >> this is the craziest. >> i've never seen anything like this. >> reporter: days before christmas in northern california two women inside this car frantically call the california highway patrol reporting another driver is trying to force them off the road. >> we have a vehicle that has been following us telling us she's a cop and keeps trying to tell us to pull over. >> reporter: watch what the driver of the pickup does next. >> she just hit our car. she's pushing us off the road. she's coming for us. put it in reverse, vanessa. put it in reverse. >> reporter: finally, the victims reach an officer for help. >> can he help us please? can he help us? please?
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>> reporter: the 50-year-old suspect is charged with multiple crimes including two counts of assault with a deadly weapon unlawful use of a badge, and reckless driving. in north carolina last month, a woman driving an suv allegedly attempts to slam into another driver. >> she would speed up hit the brakes. speed up hit the brakes. >> reporter: so she called 9-1-1 and started recording on her phone, and then this. >> somebody got out. stop it. >> reporter: examples of road rage are everywhere. so it should come as no surprise that a 2013 "washington post" poll found the number of drivers who say they feel uncontrollable anger toward another driver has doubled from eight years earlier. it's now about one in every ten drivers on the road. and those camera phones used to record that road rage only seem to make tempers flare. this month in austin the woman has a scare of her life when a
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man driving erratically and dangerously close to her suddenly pulled into the bike lane. she too grabbed her cell phone to record it. >> [ bleep ] you. >> reporter: an investigation is still under way. even in highway, there'sawaii, there's road rage. after a man cuts a woman off, she pursues him screaming. >> let me get your license plate, fool! >> reporter: and then blocks him in the road and jumps out of her car. >> he cut me off. almost [ bleep ] wrecked. >> don't touch me. >> you're the one who almost caused a wreck. >> shut up. >> fatty! >> reporter: in the end, the man who admits he first cut the woman off filed a police report against her. the woman turned herself in and was charged with a felony. randi kaye cnn, new york. >> wow. coming up next -- more breaking news.
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breaking news that could put american personnel deeper in the action in iraq. we learned details of an offensive to drive isis out of the city of mosul. it will be big. with late details, chief national security correspondent jim sciutto. let's talk about this offense. what do we know about it? >> reporter: this will be bigger than by far any coalition campaign against isis we've seen at all. 25,000 iraqi ground troops. you have kurdish forces cutting off supply lines to the city from the west and you'll certainly have u.s. air cover. but this is urban warfare. you're going to have a thousand to 2,000 isis fighters. it's estimated already dug into the city. they'll be well dug in. it's going to be a deadly operation. it's going to take a long time. >> why is this being, i mean why are the details of this why are people giving the details of this so far in advance. doesn't that give an advantage to isis? >> reporter: to be fair this operation has been spoken about in public for a number of months
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now. iraqi officials talking about an effort perhaps in the spring to retake the city and we've seen already kurdish forces for instance blocking some of the supply lines or attempting to block the supply lines of the city and further concentration of coalition air strikes. so everybody knew and isis certainly knew that something was brewing. >> okay. >> reporter: a little bit more detail here about the number of forces. it's possible that there's a psy ops component. psychological ops. where they put their forces where they dig in. that may clue you in to where to direct your forces when this begins. >> is it clear what role the u.s. military advisor is going to play? >> reporter: it's not clear but what's clear is the u.s. commanders said they reserved right to go to the president and ask for military advisors and anderson they have specifically mentioned an operation against mosul as one of the circumstances where they might do that possibly advisors with advance front line troops to help guide them as they go into
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the city or possibly advisors or air control, ground controllers calling in air strikes. but again, that's not a recommendation that the pentagon has made to the president and not one he approved yet. but it's certainly possible that they ask for that in this operation. >> jim sciutto, thank you very much. to texas where the defense rested today. the man accused of killing chris kyle the subject of the blockbuster movie "american sniper." the attorney said his friend killed kyle back in 2013 but suffered from severe psychosis at the time. jurors heard from a forensic psychiatrist who said the shooter has skriz frenchizophrenia and showed symptoms in the weeks leading up to the incident. tell us more about the psychologist. assessed the shooter in jail after the murders, right? >> reporter: you're right, anderson. and this was an interview by this psychiatrist about a full
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year after the murders of chris kyle and chad littlefield. this psychiatrist spent six hours with him. it was interesting. there were conversation detailing the medical visits of four visits to psychiatric hospitals. and during the course of the interview, he said eddie ray routh talked about pigs taking over the world. he felt that chris kyle and chad littlefield were half humans half pigs out to get him. and talked about a couple people he worked with in a cabinet making shop, felt these two coworkers were cannibals out to get him. he talked about the paranoia and important, the psychiatrist testified he doesn't think eddie ray routh knew right from wrong but one line from this prosecutors will seize on. the psychiatrist also said anderson routh told him as soon as i did it killing kyle and littlefield, i realized i made a mistake. >> and the shooter decided they're not going to put him on the stand because the defense rested. >> reporter: yeah he was asked at the very end of the day
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today, eddie routh stood up and asked if he'd like to testify and eddie ray routh denied. he will not be testifying in this case. >> they're trying to call more witnesses tomorrow. try to rebut what the psychiatrist said? >> reporter: only one medical expert called today. prosecutors say they expect two of their medical experts to testify tomorrow and after that it will be time for closing arguments. so early next week it looks like that both sides will be making closing arguments in the "american sniper" trial. >> ed lavandera, thank you very much. up next a deadly super bug. this is serious stuff. nearly 200 patients now on alert. they could have been exposed. dr. sanjay gupta joins us with more coming up. also this is an amazing story. you've got to see the video. a guy climbing up niagara falls. you're going to see and hear how he did it and what it was like when we continue.
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procedure. no means uncommon kind of treatment. that nightmare has come true. they notified they might have been to cre. seven others known to be infected with the super bug. two of them have died. >> reporter: anderson, the investigator here according to the hospital is still ongoing but they have figured out who the proverbial patient zero is. got an endoscopy here. the scope then became infected and that's how it spread.
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a total of two scopes, were detected for having this bacteria. a total of seven confirmed people here were infected by this and anderson the hospital says they are still trying to figure out exactly how long this has been going on but they do believe it was weeks in the making anderson. >> it's hard to get these super bugs that are drug resistant out of the hospital once they're in. is it possible the hospital is still contaminated? >> the hospital is pretty confident that they have indeed contained it. they do not believe that it is still inside the hospital. those two scopes i was referencing, those two scopes are not longer being used out of abundance of caution. the hospital is going beyond the recommendations as far as cleaning all the other scopes. they're using a special sort of gas to try to eradicate it. they do say though anderson the 179 people you just talked about, they're still in the process of leaving phone messages. still trying to notify all the people.
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>> all right. and i know you spoke with the attorney of one of the seven infected patients. how is the patient doing? >> reporter: it is really a heartbreaking student. an 18-year-old was having an with his pancreas. thought it was routine. the scope used on the boy. he got the super bug in the system had to come to the hospital. 80 days in the hospital. much of it in the icu. went home for a few day, had to come back in. still in the hospital. his parents, anderson say they're terrified and feel helpless. >> kyung lah, terrible. thank you. antibiotic resistant germs are so widespread. people may be left with a lot of questions. we certainly were. with answer chief medical correspondent, sanjay gupta. i understand these are, this particular one, cre, can contribute death up to 50% of the patients who get infected.
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>> that is the same stats i have read of this particular organism. it's called clebcella. it can kill up to half the people it infects. the numbers are not huge. the mortality rate is not over large groups of people known, but we used to be treat this very easily. this is an example of antibiotic resistance and the consequences of it. >> so what just because antibiotics are overprescribed? >> imagine you have a bunch of bacteria treat it with antibiotics, but you don't give all the antibiotics. you stop the antibiotics too early, for example, let's say. a few of the bacteria will survive. and those are the ones that are most resilient. the tough antibiotics tried, it may not work as well. carry that out over 30 or 40
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generations. each time the antibiotic is used like that the bacteria can start to create more and more resistance to it. this particular bacteria can actually create an enzyme that essentially inactivates abilities. it's antibiotics. it's a smart yet frightening bacteria. >> the majority of people who got this cre, contracted it in the hospital right? >> yes, this appears to be a hospital-acquired infection. now, remember even mrsa another example of antibiotic resistant bacteria, that started off in hospitals as well. and eventually over time as it grew more common started to become a community acquired infection as well, so places outside the hospital. this particular one still acquired in hospitals and specifically during a procedure, a scope-like procedure, where they're looking at your pan kreecreas and gallbladder. that's a different scope but seems to be related to the hospital and that procedure in particular. >> if you're a patient in a
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hospital is there anything you or your family can do to, you know try to make sure you're not exposed to this? >> well i think within the hospital certainly the basic hygiene practice is making sure people around you, caring for you are practicing good hygiene, as simple as washing their hands, that antibiotics are prescribed only if there's a particular reason. with this particular problem here the scope itself had been cleaned. it had been sterilized according to protocol but what we're hearing is that the protocol wasn't good enough to get rid of the particular bacteria from the scope. so the protocol is going to have to change. it's a huge issue. you can imagine. they've been using these scopes. following the rules, cleaning as they should have been and yet the scopes were still passing on the infection. they've got to either change the protocols or those scopes can no longer be used. >> scary stuff. sanjay gupta, thank you. another topic ahead. the daughter of the late whitney houston is in the hospital weeks after found face down in a
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houston has been in the hospital as you know for nearly three weeks now. she was found unresponsive in a bathtub of water in her home. now doctors have taken her, taken out her breathing tube. they've done a trak yostmy. ventilated through a hole in her throat and slip the medically induced coma she's in. sunny hostin is close to the family. she joins me with chief medical correspondent, sanjay gupta. sunny, what's the latest you're hearing? >> what i've heard is just yesterday on wednesday, the doctors performed a tracheotomy. i've also heard they have begun weaning her off the sedation the sedatives, to help her come out of this medically induced coma. the doctors want to know what her brain function is at this point. and if she wakes up from this coma then they will have a better sense of what that brain
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function is and they're very hopeful. they remain prayerful and i'm told they feel that they've seen positive signs. and so they're still very hopeful for her recovery. >> so what exactly is a trak trakeostomy? what's the difference from a tracheotomy? >> on a breathing machine, they typically have an endo tracheal tube from the mouth into the trachea. it's meant to be temporary but people who think will require being on the ventilator the breathing machine longer they'll do a tracheostomy. it's a comfort and sort of an ease of medical care procedure. >> but it's an indication that they believe the patient would be requiring a ventilator for a lock time long time?
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>> that's a safe assumption. typically if someone is in the hospital a couple of weeks on a breathing machine, they'll plan to do a tracheotomy. if they think the patient is going to be able to get off the ventilator they probably wouldn't do that procedure. i agree by virtue of the fact they have done this they think not hours and days but more days and weeks. >> sunny, is your sense everybody in the family all sides of the family are on the same page and also there had been reports that her, you know the boyfriend wasn't allowed at the hospital? >> the family certainly has come together. there's no question about that. they are on the same page. they want her to recover. they are hopeful. they are at the hospital standing vigil. there is a lot of tension with nick gordon. they do not want him at the hospital. they have prevented him from being at the hospital. my understanding is that he has tried to negotiate some sort of terms with them so that he can
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visit with her and that hasn't been successful. they don't want him there. >> to bring somebody out of a medically induced coma how long does that take and how critical is it i guess, to see how she responds after that? >> yeah. that's the really crucial issue, to be able to do a neurological exam. with medically induced coma you're talking about using medicines that really put the brain to rest. so the brain is not requiring as much. it allows the brain to sort of heal. sometimes they give medications to control seizures. they give pain medications sedatives. what may surprise you, anderson you can sort of lift these medications pretty quickly and at least put a person into a state of twilight where you can talk to them see if they can follow a command, can you squeeze my hand can you hold up two fingers, can you do something to show you're hearing me you're understanding me and executing a command based on what you're understanding. that's really what you're trying to establish.
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if that's not happening, you can quickly put the medications, raise the medication levels back up and put the person back into the coma-like state. it can happen quickly, anderson. >> sanjay thank you for the update. sunny hostin as well. thanks. some results to report from a "360" investigation. you'll recall drew griffin showed an alleged scheme with body shops substandard and dangerous repairs. since that written to a eric holder to take immediate action to investigate. ahead, what's it like to climb up niagara falls? you'll hear from the man who did it and the pictures are amazing. >> that's a wild place to be to stand right on the edge of niagara falls and look at all that water. it's one of the natural wonders of the world. that's one amazing place. sometimes romantic. there were tears in my eyes.
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well it's more than just winter cold out there. so cold that part of the mighty niagara falls is frozen an
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incredible sight along the canadian border and cannot get enough of the icy wonderland. neither can a man who actually climbed the frozen falls. his story in a moment. what he did was remarkable. first, cnn's ryan young joins us from the falls. the images are just incredible ryan. show us what you're seeing behind you. >> reporter: what an amazing sight. what an assignment to get. if you look back at this direction, that's a american side. you can see the chunk of ice. it looks like a scene out of a movie. it's just solid chunks. you can't really see anything moving. as we look back towards the light in this direction, you can see the water and the mist that just pours up from here. this has been going on for quite some time. most people thought the water stopped but look at this. you can really get a sense, a feeling of the frozen wonderland. it's quite majestic to look here at the sight. we've been doing it ourselves for most of the night. >> in the area that the falls are frozen, is there water flowing underneath the ice? >> reporter: definitely.
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in fact more than 40 million gallons roll through here during the summer and during the winter only 20 million gallons flow through here. but look over there as the light changes from the pink to the blue. you can see the water cascading over the side there. you can still hear it rushing, especially below us. but look there's so much water. look at this frozen chunk of ice right here. everything around here is cased in ice. they haven't had a day above freezing this entire month. and it is bone chilling cold. the feel-like temperature here the windchill is negative 13 right now. >> are there still a lot of tourists even though it's freezing cold? >> reporter: that's the best part. people have been coming out here all night. we've seen a lot of people holding hands, posing. taking selfies and kissing. i guess it's romantic so everyone is kind of having a good time. there's been a line down the road here. people come on the canadian side and the american side. our entire crew has come out here and watched this despite the cold because it's a sight you won't forget.
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it really is something that is just breathtaking to see. >> it's just amazing. amazing to see it like that and kind of cool to think that the water is still flowing, although less but underneath all of that ice. ryan young, i appreciate the report and try to stay warm. now the niagara falls ice climber. i was looking at these pictures earlier today and we want you to see it tonight. it's remarkable what this guy did. will gad, the first person to ever climb up the falls. it took a lot of time to just get approvals from all the people at niagara falls for him to do this from new york state park officials, but want to find out how he pulled it off. i spoke to will shortly before we went to air. will congratulations. i mean the pictures from your climb, they're unbelievable. what made you decide you wanted to be the first person to climb niagara falls? >> well it's niagara falls. it's the largest, wildest, most iconic water fall of the world. if you're an ice climber, the idea of climbing the niagara falls sounds just great, mostly.
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>> mostly? what are the biggest obstacles, what's the toughest thing about it? >> well there's a few things that are really hard about it that aren't normal. first of all, there's 8,000 cubic feet a second of water ripping off the edge of that water fall like 4,000 semitrucks going off every second. in the way of that it would obviously not work out well. and then it's the oldest state park in the united states. it's an icon. >> the root you climbed, i understand it started over an area you call the caldron of doom. that does not sound like a good start. >> no the caldron of doom that would be a very bad place if you wound up in there. all of that water from niagara falls is just smashing down and it's like the world's largest cement mixer or something. if you went in the caldron of doom it would definitely not be good. before i started climbing we made sure i would not call into the caldron of doom and as my
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mom said, hang on tight when i was climbing there. >> that's your mom's advice? that's wise advice from her. and i understand the ice you're climbing is not actually all ice. i mean what is it? >> it's kind of like maeringue. it sticks on the icy wall right behind there and like climbing frozen clouds and there's the water, direct water as well. it comes in a volatile mixture. you got to be careful climbing it. it's not a sort of normal water fall. it's frozen. it was pretty exciting. you hit a rock occasional and big chunks coming off. >> that sounds terrifying. i can imagine. also are you just completely wet during all of this? you're really close to the falls. >> yeah. you know like it is scary, actually because it's the only place i've ever been where you can feel the earth shake from the force of the falls.
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you can feel it in your guts it's so loud and then look over my shoulder and there's niagara falls absolutely ripping by. and the water switched a little bit at one point. and i got a big couple of buckets at niagara falls water down my neck. it's cold to begin with and you put water in it. it's one of the environments where you want to keep your mind very very focused for sure. >> and sometimes, you put in your ax and we just saw some video where the ice just falls away. >> yeah. that's -- part of that is cleaning it. you've got to knock off the loose bits but some of the pieces i was knocking off were a lot larger than i planned on and they could knock your feet out as well. and then you're going to go the distance. and it's important to note i've got a rope on here. so i'll still fall quite aways if i do fall but the whole idea here is to be able to do this another day. we had to convince it was not going over in a barrel. in the end, gave us our wholehearted support. it was great to work with them.
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but this is what i've done for 30 years. i started ice climbing with my dad. it's not a one-off stunt. well climbing niagara falls is. >> not going to do that again. >> not doing that again. >> what's the feeling like i saw you in the video essentially standing on the edge after completing this climb. even standing on the edge makes my knees even watching you stand on the edge like that makes my knees shake. what is that feeling like? complete exhilaration exhaustion? are you just freezing cold? are you totally like adrenaline pumping? what is it? >> probably a little bit of all of those emotions. but that's a wild place to be to stand right on the edge of niagara false and look at all that water. it's one of the natural wonders of the world. that is one amazing place and just to feel all of that power and look down at the ice below, and just experience that place in a way that very few people get to. i felt very, very lucky to be there. one of the highlights of my life for sure. >> well it's the highlight of my day just talking to you,
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will thank you so much for doing this. i really appreciate it. >> thank you for the discussion. and take care. >> cool guy. just amazing accomplishment. just ahead, what's up with the way birds are acting lately? the owls are not what they seem and that's coming up next on the ridiculist and make you smile at the end of a long day. just ahead, one more look at niagara falls live right now. the sights and the sounds, just extraordinary. e financial noise financial noise
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mutual insurance. time now for the ridiculist. and tonight, we have a warning for the good people of salem, oregon especially those who frequent bush's pasture park where something has been swooping down on unsuspected joggers. >> i spun around trying to see what was behind me. and nothing was there. and i started kind of looking around. my hat is actually gone. >> not a who done it but an owl
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done it. struck so many times at a local newspaper, journal sponsored a contest to name it. meet owl capone. that was the winning name beating out contenders as owl pa cree chi know and owl get you. the park has put up warning signs and recommending that park goers wear hard hats a good idea i guess but i don't know how practical that is. it seems like wearing a hard hat to jog in the park would sort of make you stand out. >> salem doctor ron jacobs was the first to report last week when he was jogging through the park. >> what was that? that was the first time i saw that video. was that the right video? can i see the video again? >> salem doctor ron jakes was the first to report such an attack. okay. he's a surgeon and a former magician.
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and apparently one of salem's most beloved residents, leave him alone, owl capone. please. >> all of the sudden my cap was sucked off like a vortex and it was like a tearing sheering sensation when he latched on to my head. >> i'm sorry. this owl attack thing, it's got me puzzled. a lot has me puzzled about this. as we've seen on the ridiculist before it's generally accepted that geese are the a-holes of the avian community, not owls. yes, i said it. although lately we see all kinds of birds behaving badly. new brunswick, canada recently invaded by a flock of see gulls. ♪ i ran, i ran so far away ♪ >> not that flock of seagulls but that would be awesome. the other kind. >> by dusk flocks circling over large buildings in places like
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frederick ton and monkton. >> something is up. seagulls must know something we don't. >> someone is just messing with me in the video department. wow. in the business we call these m.o.s.s, man on the streets. but quite some m.o.s.s we're seeing. i can't tell you with the seagull problem but the owl problem in oregon all you need is a swifer. remember that owl got into the guy's house in texas? >> >> it's okay. it's okay. please don't give me that look. oh [ bleep ]. oh [ bleep ]. oh please don't fly. oh [ bleep ]. yes! yeah! >> it's the stare. stare gets me every time. he's like the little tiny term nay for staring like owl be back. hold on to your hard hats in salem, oregon. we'll rooting for you on the ridiculist.
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