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once in custody, the charges will be all likely reckless endangerment and trespass and several other counts. but police are saying there's no reason the secret service will become involved. apparently there's no intent, he's not giving up. he's one determined climber. this is the real moment of truth. >> and finally he's actually -- he can just be grabbed right now by one of those officers. >> it will be a little risky. >> he's right in arm's reach. he's still moving forward. and you can see the ropes of the scaffolding on the left sort of move a bit. trying to box this climber in at this point. >> from your vantage point, listening to what jim says and your own experience here, they're going to try to rope him? is that what's going to try to
this guy or not. >> that would strike me as an extremely dangerous and provocative thing to try to do. none of us is an expert in police tactics. they train for this. they know exactly what they're doing. it's very difficult to speculate what they might be doing. they clearly have a plan. it's taken them a while to execute . doing everything he can possibly do. i'll mention something now about the scene here at 56th and madison. they've now cleared most of the street here and perhaps you can hear in the background the police officers on mega phones trying to clear people out. >> he's getting very close within climbing reach, reach of
to offer the hook. >> they're trying to clear the street here, trying to clear madison avenue. i think they know this is coming to an end and they want to get as many people away from the scene as possible. they're having some trouble doing that. they're trying to keep madison avenue open. it's down to one lane going northbound on madison. i can't see how far back traffic is bac it's got to be gridlock. >> he just reached out, he did not take that hook. he's going up even higher in which case they've got to do this whole thing again. why they didn't cut out one of the smaller panes, i don't know. we're not there. they did take out two panes, big ones. that one and the one to the right of the screen. clearly in that little two and a
they're trying to say, okay, just give up. take this hook and come on in. but he doesn't want to give up at this point. we see people outside our studios, everybody is watching how this unfolds. >> we're not going to take our eye off this. we do want to show you a video posted yesterday by a man who police have no reason to believe is not this young man, the video posted to youtube yesterday afternoon shows a like the climber talking about why he's climbing trump tower. abc news has not confirmed the man in the video is the climber, a high ranking police source telling us, quoting, there's no reason to believe it's not him. police telling abc news this video is now being investigated. but we just said that police tell abc news they do not believe he has any nefarious
terrorist in the typical sense of the word. he's doing a stunt. >> he's apparently carrying leaflets. police have a copy and they indicate this is about self-promotion and there's no nefarious intent at this point. >> what is the self-promotion? we don't know. >> let's listen to the video posted on facebook yesterday. >> the reason i climbed your tower -- >> oh, they just grabbed him. let's go back to the live pictures right now. are. they just grabbed him. he's now inside. this is something that started at 4:00, taking two and a half hours, now coming to a dramatic end with the nypd emergency services unit grabbing this climber after climbing more than 21 stories out of the 58-story building. >> they've grabbed him. they knew he was harnessed. they knew he was tied to those
release the belays that he was tied in and trying to get that out, all the while holding on to this young man. they grabbed him quickly. these guys are pretty strong themselves and big and they brought him in with the pure force of this. jim dolan, you saw this happen along with everybody else. down below. >> i did. yeah. they just reached out and pulled him in. they waited until there was a rig, so they could pull him up in to the building. and they reached out. they are tethered in to that building, by the way, the police officers who are up there are tethered in and they reached out. they grabbed him by the backpack and by his clothes and they pulled him inside the building ending this. he was trying to ascend through that one narrow pane of glass but it was too narrow. they could reach out and they pulled him inside the building
people below are safe and i'm sure soon they will open up traffic again now that this thing is over. unbelievable work by emergency service workers. they risked their lives to reach out and pull him inside that building to end this little drama that he created on his own. they did it. they pulled him in. now this thing is over. two and a half hours of effort by the nypd. bill, as you said, they do. this is what they were forced to do today. they've ended it. >> they certainly did. jim dolan, thank you. great work by the nypd. no doubt. let's go to n.j. burkett who is there on the scene. what was the crowd's reaction once they grabbed this guy? >> cheers and a huge sigh of
of 56th and madison. this is precisely the ending people wanted to see. an extraordinary ending and this is as i said what they train for. this is what these guys are so good at, defusing a situation like this, using their training, waiting for the right moment and ended in the best possible way. everyone was relieved. a huge cheer went up. it was really a good thing to see. now people are beginning to disperse. they're moving on. going off to enjoy a nice summer night in new york city. >> a sigh of relief for everyone. right now we're watching the officers take off those suction cups that were used by steve, the climber from virginia. >> let's look at the last seconds right before they
young guy. he's a self-promoter named steve from virginia. they're going to grab him. this is very risky work by these guys. they're harnessed in. they got him by the backpack. in the facebook video we had shown a clip of right before this happened, he said he's an independent researcher seeking a private audience with donald trump, you, he called them, to discuss an important matter. i guarantee you it's in your interest to honor this request. believe me, if my purpose were would not be risking my life pursuing this. the reason i climbed your tower, he said in the video posted on youtube and facebook, was to get your attention. if i had sought this via conventional means, i'd be much less likely to have success because you're a busy man with many responsibilities. i'll get my contact information to your campaign so if you're interested you can respond. can't think of any reason they would. but this has now come to a very
at the nypd esu workers, the officers grabbed this young man after a two-and-a-half-hour expedition of trump tower in midtown manhattan. 56th and 5th avenue. shut it down. put a lot of people's lives at risk including this young man's. if you missed any of the other day's news and you do want to see it, world news with david muir is coming up right away. have on our facebook page, hundreds of thousands, more than 150,000 were watching this unfold own facebook live. we brought you this pretty amazing thing. a lot of people try to climb buildings in new york city. they get caught. we don't normally broadcast it for more than two hours but it is the trump tower and trump running for president which made
you for watching this. we are staying on to watch this. this happened moments ago. these are vacuum air pumped suction cups that go on glass. they're used often to move and lift glass and they are trying to get these off. the guy used this, young man named steve, used this to hold his weight. he'd climb in those so he could see which way he was going to go and it held his weight. this was exhausting work. you can see he's in very good shape. >> clearly what a great effort by the officers. they're the navy s.e.a.l.s of the nypd. the way this played out, took some time. they did it safely.
>> let's get you caught up with the weather. it's been a busy news day. we want to bring you some news. amy freeze at the weather wall. >> we take on the forecast here and outside our front door, skies are getting very dark. still warm with temperatures in the mid 80s. north fork and also the south fork, bridge hampton getting a lot of rain. what we notice with this storm system is exactly w see with any other storms that develop. it's a rain wrapped system. it creates low visibility, fog at the surface, as the showers and storms happen it is pretty difficult to see. this happened right here earlier where we can see there's a wedge shape, perhaps the funnel cloud, perhaps the tornado touching down. john sent this one via twitter giving us a vantage point.
the boroughs till saturday night at 8:00. it's of course the concrete of the city holding everything a little bit hotter. overnight, temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. belmar has 88 degrees. highs in the mid 90s down in toms river so the feels like temperatures were in the triple digits. it could be even hotter at times as far as the showers go, it's starting to get a little active on the north shore. usually about 20 to 40 minutes in length. humid and stormy at times. the storm we saw on long island was severe. this could happen but for the most part we're expecting drenching downpours with a lot of rain, gusty winds, even lightning in them quickly pass. big heat coming in for thursday and friday. we're talking temperatures in
higher in some cases. here's the futurecast. thursday morning we'll start with a mix of sun and clouds. then in the afternoon it could spark a shower or thunderstorm and that's what happens again. after 1:00 tomorrow, pop up. hit or miss. i wouldn't call the afternoon a total rain-out. if you're looking at your smart phone, going rain again, all the way in to the weekend, these are showers and thunderstorms that come and go time to time. be aware of the forecast, keep an eye to the sky and that's how u be happening. it's just the threat of the showers that will keep happening each and every day because of the way the atmosphere is so unstable. tonight, spotty storms and 73 overnight. tomorrow we'll see temperatures even warmer than today, 90 on the thermometer. the real feel temperatures in the triple digits. here's the accuweather 7-day forecast. notice it's very sticky over the next couple of days.
with the heaviest thunderstorms coming in saturday afternoon. sunday, 91 degrees. we have evening storms on monday. tuesday as well we'll have evening storms. you can get the accuweather 7-day forecast online. abc7ny.com. we'll be tracking the storms for you on social media so you can check us out there. that's the latest with what's happening in accuweather. we are going to stay on air because there's a lot of news we want to tell you about befor at the trump tower today with this climber. we're going to have the rest of the day's news in just a minute. the day's news in just a minute. we'll take for all those pokers, prodders, shuckers and sniffers, all stop & shop produce is triple checked. we're focusing on fresh... ...so you don't have to guess.
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he's still tied in to those big strong glass suction cups that he used. >> you could tell he was still trying to fight at the end. he did not want to come in. >> only about two and a half feet there. he tried to get past them. they took out that window and to the left of that was a window washing scaffold. you could see in the mirror the scaffolding is now going up. >> they just boxed him in at that point. this is something that started shortly after 4:00 and was over later, almost two hours and 40 minutes later. as you could see, this dramatic end. you'll see more of this story on eyewitness news at 11:00. in the meantime we want to go to other news of the day. >> we start with the terrible murder of the jogger in howard beach. they had reached people there, one goal of $100,000. now they set another, $200,000 reward all in hopes of catching
vetrano, killed last week, says he can't rest until his daughter's murderer is caught. he hopes the reward will compel someone to talk. >> here's stacey sager. >> we need to raise this money and raise it quickly. >> reporter: he's hoping the money talks. the father of karina vetrano exponentially increasing the reward money. he did it through a gofundme page as police continue to search for tangible leads as to who strangled and sexually she went out for a run in spring creek park on august 2nd. >> we're tracking everything down but what we need, we need for someone to say hello, i know the guy. that's what we're looking for. >> reporter: the case has also sparked fear in the howard beach community because residents have voiced concerned over this area known as the weeds for years. it's federal land, which means red tape. >> got to repair all the holes in the fences. all that has got to be repaired.
to this, disgusting. >> reporter: some around here even calling for the feds to, quote, burn the weeds down but not karina's father. >> that was her happy place. she felt good there. it's beautiful. it's nature. i don't want to burn the weeds down. i want to keep it the way it is. but i want to keep it safe. >> reporter: he's not alone. a year ago this resident launched a petition for better lighting and cameras along the greenway trail which runs in to the park as well but nothing. >> i think every girl my age is thinki me. >> reporter: meanwhile, karina's father says he can't begin to feel, much less heal. so he's doing what many parents would. keeping this case in the news. >> if i wake up and there's nothing for me to do, that's when the bottle is going -- that's when the ball is going to drop. i have to stay involved in every
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in. still he was fighting at the very end. it all came to an end more than two and a half hours later. >> this ago was a self-promoter from virginia named steve. he wanted to see donald trump in a video posted on youtube. he was climbing the tower to tell him something important and he wanted to have a word with him. i doubt that's going to happen. trump was in virginia today and now this hour in fort lauderdale, florida. now to the other news of the day, we'll start in new jersey. more scandal and controversy over the bridgegate scandal involving governor christie. there's been a text saying the governor had lied included in some court documents in the case of christie's former chief of staff who was charged with helping orchestrate the lane closures on the george washington bridge in 2013. >> today the governor quite blunt as he insisted he had no
punish a political opponent. here's eyewitness news reporter anthony johnson. >> it's ridiculous. it's nothing new. that's it. >> reporter: that's governor christie's response getting word this morning that one of his former staff members sent out a text accusing the governor of dishonesty in a december 2013 press conference where he stated that no one in his office was aware of the bridge lane closures before and while they took certainly don't remember getting any briefings from any staff. >> reporter: but the documents contain a text message made by a then-christie staffer to another person on staff strongly suggesting otherwise. christina rena, a former member of christie's now disbanded office of intergovernmental afairss, texted while the governor stated in the news
lane closings, rena texted, are you listening? he just flat out lied about senior staff and stepien not being involved. after another aide responded, rena texted again: yes, but he lied. and if e-mails are found with the subpoena or uncovered in discovery, it could be bad. >> she said expressly she knew nothing about anything surrounding bridgegate. >> reporter: governor christie is sticking to his had no involvement or knowledge of the lane shutdowns. anthony johnson, channel 7 eyewitness news. a night of vandalism and property damage on long island. more than a dozen cars and a home damaged and spray painted with what appears to be gang tags. >> it happened in two locations in the nassau county village of farmingdale and corham. police don't think they're connected, so what's going on? here's tim fleischer.
and even this house. the tags of a gang known to suffolk county police. >> whenever you have gang signs like that, it could be initiation. it could be basically a night out creating some mayhem in the neighborhood. >> reporter: under the cover of darkness early wednesday morning, the gang members caused damage to six vehicles and the house. eyewitness news is not spotlighting their work by showing their gang signs. >> my dad's mustang has paint on it now. >> reporter: this neighbor's his car damaged. >> i don't think this is anything to be concerned about. that's about it. lock the cars, hope for the best. >> reporter: other neighbors are more concerned over the gang elementary of the damage. >> watch every car that comes around the neighborhood, keep an eye out for the kids outside playing. and make sure everything is locked and secured. >> we're not going to tolerate this kind of behavior. >> reporter: unrelated but a
g eight cars on locust avenue in farmingdale. police think this is the work of other vandals. they got one window on john and carol's car. >> i why. but so many cars. >> reporter: just down the street, another homeowner had already called the mobile glass repair company to replace a window. this worker says he had already made other repairs. >> there aren't those markings, the gang markings on the cars in investigation. >> investigators are canvassing from video of security cameras with the hopes of getting a clearer pictures of the suspects. tim fleischer, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> what a night on long island. just to recap, what a day in new york city and midtown at the trump tower. 56th street and 5th avenue in midtown. a young learned, steve from virginia, climbing up, clearly an experienced climber, climbing up
suction clips right there. belayed on very strong color coated strings and rope there. he went to the 21st floor before police, they tried to break a window. that sent shards of glass. then they took out a window and right there as you watched it. >> the final moments where they just grab him inside that window and he was fighting to the end. what a dramatic ending. this was quite a slow climb for him. this started at arod two hours and roughly 40 minutes later, it came to an end. >> yesterday he posted a youtube video saying he just wanted to meet with mr. trump, talk about something important. we don't know what it is. police say he's a self-promoting stunt man who knew how to mountain climb. let's check in with amy freeze for weather news. >> looks like professional grade climbing there. crazy. for us tonight, the rest of the night, storms will come and go. we're tracking these on the
see action but right now closing in on what's happening this storm system coming out of new rochelle, that one is dumping a lot of rain in a short amount of time so heads up on that. we move to long island and you can see north hempstead through hicksville, we're seeing showers and thunderstorms come down. likely long island expressway having problems with visibility because of the rain showers that do develop are creating limited visibility in spots. we have a tornado warning in east suffolk county. earlier tonight that definitely produced a lot of rain in a short amount o here's a look at the accuweather 7-day forecast. 90 tomorrow. more humid than today. feeling like 100 on friday. 92 degrees. then on saturday it's a high of 94. still triple-digit feels-like temperatures. sunday extremely steamy and 91. we don't cool it off till the middle of next week. >> what a day of news, night of news in new york city. new york police officers risking their lives and saving the life
trump tower in midtown. that's it for us. we'll be back at 11:00. right now, world news with david muir tonight, breaking news. tense moments on the campaign trail. the secret service rushes the stage at a hillary clinton rally. as donald trump tonight stands by his words aimed at, quote, second amendment people, that they could do something. and late today, this image. a man climbing trump tower. police watching. also tonight, the police officer who discharged a live killing a wife, a retired librarian. the news conference late today. severe weather at this hour. a tornado just confirmed here in the northeast. and the flood worries tonight across the south. the webcam warning. parents who thought they were protecting their twin daughters, strangers then hacking into that camera. gold rush. michael phelps, and that moment with his rival. the story behind it. and the mystery solved tonight.