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checkpoint wasn't afraid to fly. take a look, officials say it was because this was in her carry on bags. that would be 70 pounds of cocaine. unlike you and i, airline flight crews aren't screened each time they enter the gate area. a police union spokesman shows you why they should be. the woman still hasn't been found. >> it's incredible. >> it is insane. >> incredible. now to a mystery out of southern california. the story is bizarre. a clunk of ice falling from the sky and hitting megan clements' home. it was a sunny spring day. hail seems unlikely. it was not inclement. but sorry i had to, but clement who has a degree in environmental studies says it may be a rare phenomenon of large chunks of ice falling from the sky. >> of course. >> she says the chunk shattered after hitting a tree.
hitting like sounded like the wall or the outside of the house. i thought maybe one of the trees fell. >> one other possible explanation by be a piece of airplane ice. her home is under the flight path of several major airports including l.a.x. >> thankfully it's clear ice. you don't assume anything else. >> no. >> blue. it's not blue. >> nice beautiful shot did you like my inclement joke. >> i give it a 7. >> pretty high on cheesy scale. >> i couldn't resist. >> excitement was in the air as the blue angels marked a major milestone in florida in the air. the pilots streaked across the skies to kick off sbraks for their 70th anniversary. some 70 events are planned across the u.s. >> they trained in california for the 2016 season. the group formed ba can in 1946. pensacola became their home base in 1955 and lots of fans were out today to welcome the dare devils home. >> happy birthday.
coming up, buying easter toys for your kids gets easier thanks to our toy insider mom. >> also ahead, would you buy art created by a dog? it's part of a pet project getting worldwide attention. >> and the sexist comments made by a pro tennis director about women in the sport. there is a major development overnight. that is after our forecast map. and guess what, it's 42 degrees in great falls. >> yea. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by rid-x septic cleaner. so i mowed the lawn, put up all the decorations. i thought i got everything. almost everything! you know, 1 in 10 houses could get hit by a septic disaster, and a bill of up to $13,000. but for only $7 a month, rid-x is scientifically proven to break down waste, helping you avoid a septic disaster. rid-x. professionals in their own
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that growing controversy over sexist comments made about women's tennis. >> the tournament's director who made those comments has now stepped down. abc's lind said davis with more. >> reporter: outrage in the world of tennis after these insults were hurled at the female players. >> they ride on the coat tails of the men. they very, very lucky. >> raymond moore the director of the bnp paribas open went on to say tennis is all about the men. >> i was a lady player i would go down every night on my knees and thank god that roger federer and rafael nadal were born because they've carried the shot. >> the world's top female tennis player fired right back. >> get on your knees which is offensive enough and thank a man. we as women have come a long way and we shouldn't have to drop to our knees at any point.
since apologized but novak djokovic suggesting men should get bigger prizes. >> stats are showing that we have much more spectators on the men's tennis matches. maybe we should get awarded more. >> reporter: it should be noted that just last year at the u.s. open here in new york, women's singles final sold out before the men's. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> what do you think of that? >> i think it's incredible. it's been more than 30 years since the famous battle of the sexes. this is still what you have a top official in tennis say. the good news is he stepped down. >> absolutely. that's what serena was saying is that this does a disservice to billie jean king and so many women who came before her. >> fun and inexpensive ties to get into the spirit of spring. >> and through the magic of spring, reena returns for some
easier for playtime. extra fun especially. here with us is the hottest new toys is toy insider mom laurie schacht. >> thank you. with easter, it's time to fill that basket. we know that the kids love those sweet treats. but we can also add treats that don't have all the sugar. we'll start and end with themed baskets. beautiful baskets. kids love to have their favorite character over and over and over again. >> true. >> for young and for old, nos tallic care bears. the basket is beautiful filled with beautiful care bears, blankets, t-shirts little toys. look at this guy. this one is especially for easter from just play. kids will love him. he's going to be everyone's favorite bud. so cute. >> very cute. >> let's talk about baby's first easter. bring home instinct special. this is brand-new from alex.
chicks, lambs, bunnies. they're so soft and these are the kind of pieces that will become heirlooms. >> you can throw them in the washing machine. i always get worried about germs. >> you can throw them in the wash and they'll be fine. one of the big things we see is that kids love surprises. we all do. >> they do. >> and they come in the way of blind packs. but for easter, let's talk about the blind egg. you are going to open a surprise. >> what could it be. >> this is from beverly hills teddy bear. shop kins continues to be the hottest collectible for girls. this is series four. we have our easter eggs. we open them up. each one comes with two inside. >> kids are obsessed with them. >> it is amazing. i have my little milkshake. if you're lucky you get the rare pair. that's the one that's rare in these. >> you never know what you're going to get.
we all know what this is, a classic staple. the confetti play-doh. two little cookie cutters. you're talking about $4.99 for the whole pack. >> that's so sneeze another staple, we talk about coloring and paper. you know peppa pig that loves big hugs. so for $1.50 or so, you get little paint sets. you get get coloring sets. these are great for the easter basket. >> love to paint, too. >> no easter basket would be complete without bubbles. you're going to start with, so you're going to dip each end in. this is our gazillion bubbles, ripple blaster by fun rise. there you go. >> whoa. this is major. >> that is major bubbles. and now are you ready for this? normally we watch them in our hands. i want you to catch these in your mouth. this is bubblelicious by little kids. >> it's delicious.
bubble gum, cherry, tute i fruity and grape. >> this could be a dieting tactic right before lunchtime. right. >> so really cute. velveteen rabbit is a storybook. it's been around for over 100 years. they've made it into a board game. get back to the flursry and your bunny becomes real. >> that's cute. >> for the ultimate sky landers fan, the toys to life. we have the ultimate sky landers easter basket right beside you. the two new ones this year are our egg sited thrilli pede and our spring ahead bomb diver. those are a lot of fun. kids love to play with these in the game but take it along with you. those are great for east easter basket. >> i like these ideas because i might be moved to do my own easter basket. i always buy it. >> it's so much fun to put it together yourself. it's really easy.
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>> reporter: art can come in many forms and so can artists. >> paint. yes. >> reporter: dagger is a 3-year-old black lab who has quite an eye. >> pick a color. go ahead. pick. >> reporter: his owner yvonne dagger says she's just the director. >> every stroke that you see on the canvas is dagger's, dagger's mark. >> reporter: she took in dagger as a training puppy for canine companions for independence but there was a different plan for him. one day yvonne herself an artist was working in her had he massapequa studio when -- >> he just started nudging me and i said dagger, do you want to paint? so his tail started to wag. and i said okay. well, now let's see. >> reporter: but like any budding artist, his works aren't free. >> come on over here. yeah, there you go. >> reporter: a 12 x 12 painting will cost you a $50 donation to canine companions.
for paintings. he was painting yesterday. and he'll be painting again today. dagger's works are actually getting to be quite well-known. he's been commissioned by people all over world to make them works of art. so far, he's raised more than $1,000 for canine companions for independence. in his very little four-legged furry way, he's able to give back to the people that were so kind to him. >> reporter: an activist, an artist and just a plain old good dog. doesn't get much sweeter than that. in massapequa, kristin thorn, channel 7, eyewitness news. >> all right. >> he's probably thinking that's great and all. why do i have to wear this hat. >> totally. >> would you pay 50 bucks for a 12 x 12 work of art by dagger? >> flow, i wouldn't. would you? >> it's cute. i'll give the doeflation and leave the painting. > there you go. that's the news for this half hour.
this morning on "world news now," the primaries and caucuses today in three states. >> the push for the presidential candidates to set themselves apart on a major foreign policy issue. and a first for donald trump at a campaign event. >> making history, president obama's state dinner with raul castro last night in cuba. the unforgettable moments, is the tough politics and the busy day ahead in havana. >> letting go. the heart wrenching custody decision involving a 6-year-old girl, her foster parents and a controversial law. and the victory round in court for hulk hogan and his legal smackdown with gawker over a sex tape. why the court just awarded him
it's tuesday, march 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." morning, everybody, on this tuesday. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm lauren lyster. >> we'll get started with the political race, the presidential candidates battling for votes today as ballots are cast in three states. >> the latest national poll shows hillary clinton maintaining the lead over bernie sanders among democrats. and among republicans, donald trump has a commanding double digit lead over ted cruz and jane kasich. >> that poll was just released hours ago before voters for both parties in arizona and utah go to the polls. and democrats in in idaho attend their caucuses there. abc's ray ra maindy reports the candidates are setting themselves apart over a hot foreign policy issue. >> reporter: using a teleprompter for the first time, front-runner donald trump making one of his biggest political
>> it constantly applies pressure to our friends and rewards our enemies. and you see that happening all the time. that pattern practiced by the president and his administration including former secretary of state hillary clinton has repeated itself over and over again and has done nothing to embolden those who hate america. >> reporter: democratic front-runner hillary clinton didn't wait long before blasting her likely republican rival during her address at the convention. >> we need steady hands, not a president who says he's neutral on monday, pro israel on tuesday and who knows what on wednesday because everything's negotiable. >> reporter: ted cruz and jane kasich also addressed the aac convention. both standing firm with their unrelenting support for the u.s. ally. >> we cannot be neutral in defending our allies either. we must be counted on to stand by and invest in our friends
currying favor with theirmys. >> america will stand with israel and defeat radical islamic terrorism. >> reporter: the latest poll numbers still show donald trump ahead in arizona. idaho and utah will also be voting today as the gop establishment remains remains determined to stop trump from securing the nomination. kendis and lauren. >> thank you, ray. as votes come in from three western states, you can count on abc news to bring you the results. look for a wrap-up tomorrow morning on "world news now." moving on now, today's hearing on the security showdown between apple and the justice department postponed. the government says it may not need apple's help after all to unlock the phone of one of the san bernardino terrorists. its experts are chicagoing now to make sure the method does not destroy the data on the phone. apple still says it will not break the encryption. >> we need to decide as a nation how much power the government
and over our privacy. >> tim cook made comments at a low key product unveiling. as expected apple announced a new version of the iphone 6, a midsized ipad and lowered the price of its watch. >> an intense manhunt under way for a man believed to be an accomplice to paris attack suspect salah la abdeslam. prosecutors are asking for information about 24-year-old najim laachraoui. he allegedly rented a safehouse under a fake name. and new video surfaced too far last friday's raid by belgian police of abdeslam's hiding place. night video outside the building where he was arrested in brussels shows a heavy police presence outside and smoke following an explosion. france hopes to put him on trial for the november attack that killed 130 people. now to history nearly 90
president obama wraps up his visit with a speech to the cuban people and some baseball. >> and last night, the obamas were honored at a state dinner hosted by cuban leader raul castro. the main course was a traditional pork with rice dish. guests also enjoyed what else, cuban cigars. >> abc's marci gonzales is traveling with the president there in havana and covering that visit. >> reporter: president obama says he truly believes that castro will -- unforgettable image for people here and they followed it up with a night at the palace of the revolution. at the state dinner, president obama and cuban president raul castro sharing the spotlight and a meal. hours after sharing this historic moment. meeting in private before facing cameras to take questions on the progress being made rebuilding
>> this is a new day. [ speaking foreign language ] >> and the divide that remains after decades of bitter tension. important foreign. >> translator: we find it inconceivable that a government does not defend and ensure the right to health care. >> reporter: between the awkward moments, castro also outwardly -- on going human rights issue in cuba. and the arrests of political disdenies, 1400 in january alone. >> translator: what political prisoners? give me a name or names. >> reporter: president obama planning to meet with some of those former prisoners and in an exclusive interview with abc news, blasting the treatment of those who stand up to the castro regime. >> that kind of continual harassment wears on people and chills legitimate debate. >> reporter: president obama also focusing on what he says are the positive steps being taken that will be beneficial to cubans and americans.
left to do on this busy last day here in ha vab na. >> marci, thank you. the president now heading to argentina in the day ahead. rob ford, the high profile former mayor of toronto is receiving palliative care as he continues to battle cancer. ford was first diagnosed with the disease back in 2014. despite -- spread to his -- he was shown on video smoking crack cocaine. >> a woman running barefoot across l.a.x. away from the gates. according to authorities the flight attendant in street clothes had been chosen for a random security screening and unlike passengers airline workers are not screened every time. when selected she kicked off her heels and ran. police say there was about -- fleeing flight attendant still has not been found.
a teammate harassed two women in a car. one of the women is an activist for women's rights. specifically abuse by athletes. she claims nick young and jordan clarkson drove up next to her car and made obscene gestures to her and her mother. the lakers say they are taking the allegation seriously and the coach has spoken to the two players. nor victory for hulk hogan in his bat willing against gawker. a florida jury awarding him an additional $25 million on top of the $115 million at the already has been given. the latest award is meant to punish gawker core >> we're very excited and very happy. >> it is likely the judge will
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the tribe and within the culture. >> reporter: lexie is just 1/64 choctaw indian but is enough to meet the legal definition of an indian child. although the paiges say they want to adopt lexie, right now they are her foster parents and they do not have permanent parental rights. according to court documents, lexie's extended family has been a part of her life for a number of years, visiting frequently and has intended to get her back. >> california law requires us to place that child, if at all possible, with a relative. whether it's a native american individual or not. >> reporter: in a custody case with so much at stake, the sides may disagree on the best path forward but everyone seems to be fighting for what's best for lexie. >> okay, that is just jarring. >> the santa clarita area there.
i worked on it a bit over the weekend. it's tough because the extended family is close to her too. and the paiges don't deny the extended family loves her and that they have her best interests at heart as well. but they argue that they're her parents. this is who she has found stability with and been living with the last four years. it's just been really tough. tough situation. coming up in the next half hour, the shrinking star of social media. she's sharing her weight loss success online and inspiring others to get real about their health and their self-esteem. first, the cuban gold rush as diplomatic ties are restored, the massive influx of businesses looking to stake a claim. ow cubans and americans are historic moment. you're watching "world news
as the obama family makes history visiting cuba there are plenty of others who no doubt are looking to mark the occasion by turning a profit. >> with the recluse of nation warming to the ums the business opportunities just keep unfolding. abc's jim avila is in cuba with what's being called the cuban gold rush. >> reporter: as we drive around this city captured in time, there are plenty of changes in havana too. the biggest, a surge in american tourism. too many big changes. >> reporter: hotels are near capacity.
through airbnb and pocketing, in his case $46 a night. airbnb now offering more than 4,000 rental properties across the island. a windfall for people who average a $20 a month salary. in this town two and a half hours outside havana that has no hotels, airbnb going door to door, recruiting rooms for rent. marriott and starwood getting approval this week to run several landmark havana hotels. >> it is going to be a luxury collection and is going to happen hopefully at some point during this year. >> reporter: u.s. airlines competing to bring americans here. one of the new things is that you can go mobile and be mobile. the internet has come to havana. it's as slow as the cars. but it's here. jim avila, abc news, havana. >> beautiful. and it's a wonderful thing that you can actually have a cell phone that is working there in havana. i was there about a year and a
the cell phone. so there was no instagraming at all from that area. and it really has made progress. you were mentioning that the internet, there was not that much -- >> not many households have it. a long way to go. coming up, a surprise visit from strangers in the hospital delivery room. and pilled cardigans become pets. but it's not you, it's the laundry. protect your clothes from stretching, fading, and fuzz. ...with downy fabric conditioner... it not only softens and freshens, it helps protect clothes from the damage of the wash. so your favorite clothes stay your favorite clothes. downy fabric conditioner. wash in the wow. let's get these dayquil liquid gels and go. but these liquid gels are new. mucinex fast-max. it's the same difference. this one is max strength and fights mucus. mucinex fast-max. the only branded cold and flu liquid gel that is max-strength and fights mucus.
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>> all right. that's great. >> it could have gone completely wrong. guys. so many people have seen this video after it was posted over the weekend. a wisconsin high schooler here has the ultimate face plant. >> oh. >> as she gets off, she of this actually took place a year ago but it wasn't till this saturday that the person who shot this video thought i'm going to post this online. >> you okay, honey. >> so the back story she says she's 14 years old and she says she was nervous at the time. and that's why she did the complete face plant. but it's not how you fall down. or twice. she got back up and finished. >> see, i like that story because she perceived. you know? you could have just walked off track at that point.
>> at least she finished. we have a face-off between batman and superman. no, it's not that new movie. it is this guy on the ukelele. playing the theme song to batman. he's really good but he might be beat by this other guy. he's going to swoop in. >> the super man theme. >> you know who's coming? this is the -- >> are those flames. >> flames come out of his bagpipe. he does this on a unicycle. who do you think wins? >> i think it's hands down the ukelele. >> i this i there's something very charming about batman on the ukelele. >> check out these kids. they wanted to do this experiment with a watermelon. so they tied the rubber bands around it and wanted to see if they could get it to explode. i would say they had some success so they kept trying all these -- >> oh. >> rubber bands around it.
this this morning on "world news now." president obama and cuban leader raul castro at a state dinner behind closed doors. what the president told david muir and why dissidents are speaking out as history is made. reaching out. donald trump and political challengers addressing an influential american group concerned about foreign policy as voters in three states go to the polls today. the scare on a busy college campus. first responders taking no chances after an explosion. who got hurt and who's trying to solve this mystery. all the talent on the stage
stars" begins fancy moves from our favorite contestant and competitors who could be a big challenge to her. that's in "the skinny" on this tuesday, march 22nd. we're already discussing "dancing with the stars." you love ginger but we're biased. >> yeah, yeah, we have a conflict of interest. there was a contestant who is amazing. >> absolutely amazing. >> i mean you would have never had any idea he was deaf. >> beyond concentrating on his six-pack abs. his moves were pretty good. >> he won "america's top model" too. >> absolutely. shall we switch beers? the president in cuba, he has another busy day ahead of him.beers? the president in cuba, he has another busy day ahead of him.beers? the president in cuba, he has
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ditional court dish with and famo t ditional court dish with rice, traditional cuban music and famous an agreement where cruise lines can travel from the united states directly to havana. we have now direct u.s. flights to cuba which will make it much easier to travel. >> i wanted to ask you about the political climate back home because it's back in the news you're aware that donald trump has predicted riots. if the republican party tries to stop him, if there's a contested convention saying, i think you'd have riots, i'm representing many millions of people. >> this is an issue the republican party is going to have to work through. there's an expectation that our leaders will not trumpet violence or justify it. there's an expectation that those who run for the highest office seek to represent everyone and not just some or
>> today the president's historic speech to the cuban people and the big baseball havana. david muir, abc news, havana, cuba. the issue of political prisoners remains a sensitive one between president obama and cuba's leader. dozens of human rights demonstrators were arrested before the president's arrival in havana. abc's jonathan karl in cuba spoke to some of those protesters. >> reporter: at their extraordinary press conference in havana, president obama and cuban president raulaordinary press conference in havana, president obama and cuban president raul castro denied that cuba has any political prisoners whatsoever. but just sunday, 50 demonstrators were arrested, most of them women, as they tried to hold a silent protest just about three miles from this spot. and i met on the outskirts of havana with a group of three cuban dissidents who will all be meeting with president obama. they told me that cuba, the
actually gotten worse. in fact, they showed me a list of 304 people who have been arrested just over the past few days. all around cuba. about 104 of them in the havana area all in advance of the president's trip. they told me they look forward to meeting with president obama, a hugely important symbolic meeting because they will take photos of that meeting, they'll want to distribute those photos and say they send a message to other political dissidents in this country that they are not alone. their message, they tell me, to president obama is a simple one -- they want him to keep the pressure on the cuban government. jonathan karl, abc news, havana. in the race for the white house donald trump spent the day in washington mostly speaking about foreign policy. in an address to a pro-israel group, trump tried to roll back concerns about a previous statement he made in which he said he'd try to stay neutral in israeli/palestinian conflict. trump yesterday called himself a true friend of israel and he
with iran. >> iran is a very big problem and will with iran. >> iran is a very big problem and will with iran. >> iran is a very big problem with iran. >> iran is a very big problem and will with iran. >> iran is a very big problem and will with iran. >> iran is a very big problem and willommetis saying the u.s. cannot be neutral in defending its allies. hillary clinton took shots as well at trump during her speech to that pro-israel group before flying west ahead of today's three nominating contests. at her event in phoenix clinton call for a big turnout in today's arizona primary. there are also democratic caucuses today in idaho and utah. and it was in salt lake city that bernie sanders delivered a substantive foreign policy speech. he said peace in the middle east means security for every israeli and civil rights and economic
palestinians. sanders ers ers declined an invitation to address the same pro-israel group his opponents did in washington. and a female employee was seriously injured in an explosion at a college restroom in georgia. the food service worker suffered burns and blast injuries. she's expected to survive. officials say it may have been a buildup of methane in a sewer line. georgia gwinnett college that was responsible. firefighters were already on the lawrenceville campus responding to a fire alarm and were about to leave when the explosion occurred. >> there's nothing that leads us to believe it may be suspicious but again, it is currently under investigation. >> i think the language that they used in the text alerts really helped to keep the campus calm. >> no students were injured. the building will be closed today but classes are in session elsewhere. a health warning in the meantime for people who take more than one prescription drug or supplement. a new study finds that one in seven adulls are on medications
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>> yeah, the show kicked off with a big group number but 12 couples to get through, it was time for the fantasy footwork. >> notable performances, marla maples wowing the ballroom with her quick step routine with tony dovolani. she's 52 years old. she's a former mrs. trump and actress. she earned an impressive 21 out of 30. >> she was pretty good. right after her, a big splash made by boys 2 men singer wanye morris dancing the cha cha to the group's first hit "motown philly." both the judges and the crowd loved it earning him the highest scores of the evening establishing himself as a dancing force to be reckoned with. >> very good. but not too fast there. abc chief meteorologist ginger zee our own abc contestant took boy, did she turn and dip and spin and flip. ginger's jive with val tied her
with a score of 23. judge len goodman called her routine frisky, fast and furious. >> all of that. len wasn't as kind in his critique of mischa barton. after taking a year off from the ballroom, he got right back in the swing of things making it awkward while judging her rather stiff tango. >> it's not in my nature to be nasty but that wasn't a dance. that was walking. it was just -- you were just walking. >> well, i can't tell a lie, it is what it is. >> len's brutal honesty rallied the crowd to the side of clearly dejected barton. but it wasn't enough earning her a meets a measly 16 out of 30. >> some tears. if you're waiting for the worst dance of the night, it wasn't mischa barton. it's geraldo rivera. just walking around.
dancers to distract from his moves. all right. so at 72, we have to give him points. he is the oldest competitor by far. okay? i guess he gave it his best shot. if he wants to survive, he has to dig a little deeper. >> yeah, he earn ed ed -- he's actually correct, he's the only puerto rican who can't dance. he earned the lowest score of the night. a very sad 13. an appently al capone's vault was also missing rhythm. good one, brian. >> because they came out of al capone's vault because i guess geraldo reported there once. >> yes. >> right? >> some old folks would know that. >> elimination in episode 2 next monday night at 8:00 p.m. by geraldo. >> we have one more. can we do this one? this was incredible. this contestant is deaf. he is nyle dimarco.
he was also, he won "america's next top model." he didn't look bad either. he dances perfectly to the beat with his partner peta. he tied at the top with ginger and wanye with 23. >> he can't hear the song. >> isn't that incredible? >> great start. >> okay. i'm sad to move on but let's get to this. so billionaire tech titan elon musk and his second wife talulah riley are calling it quits again. musk is the founder of spacex and tesla motors and riley is an actress. they filed for divorce yesterday but this is the second time. >> the two first married in 2010, got divorced two years later and remarried in 2013 but almost split at the beginning of 2015. >> now it appears to be over. but you know, hey. third time's the charm. musk has five children with his first wife, none with riley. she will be seeking spousal support, but no word on any pre-nup agreement as of now. next, a rihanna fan getting the performance opportunity of a
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>> announcer: this is an abc news special report. good morning, report. >> good morning. i'm kendis gibson at abc news headquarters in new york city. >> i'm lauren lifter >> we're interrupting programming with breaking news coming in literally right now from belgium. brussels where the airport, the international airport there in brussels has been shaken by at least two explosions. reports say one of the blasts took place near the american
authorities said there was one dead at least right now and several wounded. >> smoke can be seen rising from one of the terminals. alex marquardt is on the way there to the airport on the phone. alex, can you tell us the latest of what we know right now? >> reporter: good morning. absolutely. the explosions taking place at the airport. the main international airport here in brussells. it's what the airport spokeswoman is calling a double explosion. one right after the next. around 8:00 in the morning. of course, that's peak travel time. people traveling all over the world. we understand the flights into brussels have been diverted away from the brussels airport. flights out of brussels have been canceled. they're still in the process of being evacuated from the departures hall. there were thousands of people leaving from that departure hall out of the airport spokeswoman has said that there were wounded.
the wounded. and the federal police here have confirmed that at least one person has been killed. there are reports of a higher death toll but thus far, there's nothing more confirmed. now, we're on our way to the airport right now. we understand that the highways heading there. this is about ten miles outside of brussels have been blocked. so the authorities have set up a perimeter around the airport. obviously, there's police on the scene. we know that the fire services have also been evacuated. the photos that we've seen coming from the airport show dark plumes of smoke rising from that terminal. so right now, it's unclear exactly what happened in terms of motive, cause of these explosions. but it obviously comes at an extreme little sensitive time just a few days after the eighth
the only surviving member of that group that carried out the paris attacks was arrested. we spoke yesterday with someone from the interior ministry which runs security here in brussels. and the spokesman was telling us that the fear now is that that arrest could trigger more attacks. she said that either more attacks could take place or people would wait for pressure to ease up. right now, the immediate fear is that this is a terrorist attack. >> and alex, we were actually looking at some really gripping terminal. we've seen many blown out windows and you saw something fascinating. hundreds of peaks i would assengers on the tarmac. out there. i'm told the airport has been
have the so far, no flights are going in or out of the brussels airport. alex, i know you've been in brussels for the last few days at least. airport? i imagine it's's fairly popular because this is a capital for the eu and for nato. >> absolutely. this is a very important european capital. that's absolutely right. this is where the main european union offices are. as well as nato and, of course, every major embassy is also here. this is also a country that has been on high alert for quite some time. especially since those attacks in paris in november where a number of the people came from brussels. a number of the attackers from this neighborhood. belgium as a country has sent more fighters per capita to join isis. around 5,000 to 6,000 european jihadists fighting for isis in iraq and syria. around 1,000 of them are belgian. the great fear is not only could
to carry out attacks but they could radicalize people living here, someone like salah abdeslam being held in a bell january prison. he never went to fight in iraq and syria. but he was radicalized to become a key member of that isis team that carried out the attacks. so this is no small european airport we're talking about this morning. there is a major international airport that services as you say not just an important country in europe but dignitaries and officials traveling all over the world. this is a prime target for anyone who wants to disrupt europe and, of course, european officials have been warning for quite some time especially since november that more attacks are coming. they said it was not a question of if but a question of when. >> you know, alex, given that we're so used to stepped up
the measures put into place after 9/11, what is it like there? you mentioned that the city is on high alert. have security measures been stepped up at the airport? have there been responses to the attacks that we've seen in europe in the form of security and what passengers go through when they get to the airport? >> the second highest. it has not yet been raised to -- >> we're having a little breakup with your phone line there. we should point out we're talking right now with abc's international correspondent alex marquardt who is on his way to the brussels airport right now from downtown brussells. that's roughly about six miles northeast of the center of the city right now. reports started coming in within the last hour of two explosions in the departures hall there at the airport. brussells is roughly about six hours ahead of the east coast of the u.s. this coming during the morning
alex is back with us. alex, i can imagine as i mentioned, this is during the morning rush hour when many international flights from the u.s. might be arriving and a lot of people might be heading out to other european destinations. >> absolutely. for example, there's a brussells to newark flight at 10:00 in the morning in about an hour. that's one of the many flights that is canceled this morning. we understand that all flights brussells. there were a few that were able to land after the attacks happened just after 8:00 in the morning. but otherwise, all flights going out have been canceled and flights coming in have been diverted to other airports. just before i lost the signal there, you were asking me about the mood in brussells. and whether it's brussels or france or other european capitals, everyone is keenly aware of the fact that the next attack is coming. but they do try to go about
there is a sense of people being on edge and of nervousness and inevidentability. but people try to continue resiliently their normal lives. if you're in paris or brussels you will see large numbers of police, security forces stepped up by the thousands since the attacks in november at the main tourists sites and sensitive targets like jewish facilities, jewish schools, museums. you will see the army out in the street. even if you're a tourist and going about having fun and taking pictures, lurking in the background, there is a heightened security presence that does remind you that this is -- this is a continent that is still reeling from those november attacks and is still very much on edge. >> as we speak, there's a manhunt for a suspect linked to that terrorist attack. can you tell us a little bit about that and about just kind of what the sense is where things stand with that manhunt
so everyone has been trumpeting the arrest of salah but there is a very important suspect still out there. he was just named yesterday by the belgian authorities. najim laachraoui, he's 24 years old. he hasn't been seen since late last year but his dna was pound in two would safehouses linked to the isis attackers here in belgium and most importantly, they found traces of explosives. specifically an explosive called tatp. that's the type used by the suicide bombers on november 13th in brussels in their suicide vest. it's an extremely complex explosive to make. in that it's extremely volatile but it's very easy because the materials that are needed can be bought across -- can be bought over the counter.
tatp found in this house where we know the suspect to have been because of his dna. the thinking is he is intricate to the bomb making process if not the bombmaker himself for not just the group of isis attackers who carried out the november attacks who have all -- are now all dead or behind bars but the -- but the broader network of isis followers here in europe. and that was one of the most important things to come out of the arrest of salah. we know he had a strong support network. that's the reason he was able to evade capture for months. that support network, that logistical network that kept him hidden and able to move him around and able to get more supplies, get more weapons, that that is broader and bigger than they originally thought. that is also raising fears that even though some like salah is
are in the works. >> once again, this is an abc news special report. we're having continuing coverage right now. double explosions taking place in the capital of brussell the international airport located about six miles had northeast of the center of the city. and alex mentioned something. i've been to this airport. it is fairly small. there were several flights scheduled for the u.s. to be taking off just about now. klm and air france scheduled to leave at 10:10, an brussels airlines flight to jfk at 10:30 in the morning. brussels six hours ahead of the east coast of the u.s. right now. technically, many of those passengers might have been checking in at the time of this blast. >> absolutely. i mean, this is not paris or london. this would be like a philadelphia. it's a major european city.
smaller than the biggest cities in the u.s. or in europe. and we have now actually gotten already just in the time we've spoken with you, that shows you how close the airport is to the city, we are already at the off-ramp to the airport. you can hear the sirens behind me. but we have been stopped here. they are not letting anyone take the road towards the airport. the highway -- sorry, let that car go past. the highway is almost at a standstill. lots of traffic on this brussels ring road. and a police car blocking the ramp. you can probably hear a police officer behind me shouting at cars to keep going. i'm with a group of other reporters. of course, we're all trying to reach the airport. no one is being allowed through to the airport, to that departures hall where the explosions took place this morning except for emergency services.
these two explosions at the brussels airport yet. that's a context that we're bringing you this report from. i do want to ask alex, when we lost you, you were talking about how brussels or the airport is not on the highest alert as far as concerns around security but on the second highest i believe is what you said. i'm curious, what would people coming to the airport this morning be experiencing in the form of security? is it similar at all to the measures we have in place in the u.s., the tsa? or is it more lax than that? what would people be dealing with? >> reporter: they would be very subtle differences compared to what you would have had say six months ago before the fears really grew. that's right. across belgium, you have the second highest level. they haven't raised to alert level 4. the french, belgians are reluctant to scare the population.
what the measures that they put in place are simply beefed up military. that's the main difference that you're seeing now in the past four months. it's not just the police out in the streets, not just the police at the airports but you're seeing soldiers. everywhere you go whether it's the airport or downtown paris even around the eiffel tower, you see the soldiers in their camouflage holding their automatic weapons and getting ready, you know, should something happen. now, if you're somewhere else, like the middle east, that's a very common sight. but to see this going on at some of europe's major tourist sites is really quite startling. so what departing tourists and passengers would have seen this morning is an increased security in terms of the patrols around the airport but other than that, the security the tsa equivalent if you will, would essentially
been what they would have experienced usually. >> once again, you're looking at some of the images coming in shortly after these explosions. you actually have passengers in an area that we're not familiar with on the tarmac there at the brussels international airport. the airport was evacuated shortly after these dual explosions took place earlier this morning. we are told right now that all flights have been canceled for the day at the brussels airport. and you can understand why that is the case. abc's alex marquardt has just arrived at the airport. we hear the sirens. describe to us some of the images, some of the smells that you're experiencing right now. >> reporter: so we're a few hundred yards away. i'll let the emergency cars go past. that was just two the police suvs that went screaming past, got a quick glimpse of the folks
you know, well equipped. heavily armed going towards the airport. the emergency services, the police, the fire trucks are the only ones now being allowed towards the airport. we're on the main highway. it is essentially bumper to bumper stand still traffic because no one is being allowed to pull off to go to the airport. that's why most of the people would be coming out on this road at this time. but there's a series of phones set up, no one, especially reporters are being allowed foot. so we've got a lot of traffic. a lot of noise because of all the sirens and cars headed towards the airport. we heard them in downtown airport. a lot of commotion this morning. a lot of questions. when there are two explosions that take place at a major european airport, the first assumption is this is terrorism. we should remind viewers the declared that.
explosions. there are wounded. one person has been killed. but they have not given any higher numbers. there are other numbers floating out there for now. but the evacuation of the passengers from that departures hall is taking place. in the meantime, emergency services are keeping everyone else away from the airport. >> for people just now tuning in and maybe getting up to see the story, give us a sense of the context and the timing of when they just happened. this comes in the wake of the arrest of the arrest of salah abdeslam. >> belgian and french authorities have been patting themselves on the back for capturing abda islam who is known as the eighth terrorist attacker. a 26-year-old french man who grew up in belgium who was the only survivor of those paris attacks. everyone else was either killed or killed themselves.
first revelations was that abdeslam said he was supposed to decided not to. whether he got cold feet we don't know. but he said that he backed out. so everyone has been focused on this triumphant moment of taking had imdown and arresting him and trying to figure out what information can be gleaned from him. but it goes without saying that this is a coup but he is not a an pivotal figure in the isis organization. this is a guy who did not go to fight in iraq and syria. he was a soldier for the -- for isis. so the fear now is that there are not only fighters, europeans of which there are thousands in iraq and syria coming back to carry out and plan attacks but also homegrown jihadists, people like salah abdeslam who are willing to take up arms and carry out attacks and wreak havoc.
is telling their fighters don't just carry out big symbolic attacks like paris where they targeted very famous landmarks at strategic locations. they're saying carry out attacks wherever you can, kill whoever you can. so what intelligence officials expect to see in the coming months and years really are different types of attacks sporadic attacks, anything that can cause any disruption, of fear. so of course, this is a country, these are countries, this is a continent that is still very much reeling from the paris attacks, very afraid for the next attack knowing that it could come soon. we don't know what has happened today. but that's the mood here is that everyone is going to immediately assume that this is linked if not directly certainly indirectly to this broader mission of isis and other jihadists to carry out attacks
>> i want to point out some of the images you're seeing right now are new to us at least since we've come on air. you can see the impact of this explosion right now. as you can tell a lot of it is raw scenes. people have evacuated the airport terminal getting on outside the airport there was a shot that said brussells irpt. that's pretty much it. it's a relatively small airport and a relatively small building. so if there were people in that departure area, they no doubt heard or may have been impacted. a quick roundup of some of the scenes, they're saying passengers are still located in other areas of the airport and asked to remain calm and wait for further information. nothing yet from the u.s. embassy locked in belgium. nothinging from united airlines
so alex, there's no doubt we expect to hear from them. >> and we're seeing pictures of emergency crews responding. people emotional. reacting to the situation there. we've seen crowds that appear add calm with people trying to figure out where they're supposed to go next. >> i should point out, i know you're not aware that the terror level has just been raised there in belgium. what do you think of that? >> i just saw that, as well. now we are at the terror level 4 which is the highest level. so that's the clearest endy indication we've gotten from the authorities they believe this to indeed be a terrorist attack. they are obviously trying to keep people calm at this point. when you have two explosions that go off amid thousands of people in the departures area, obviously the assumption is that this is terrorism. now they're beichele acknowledging this by racing this terror level to 4.
public television, there is going to be a press conference in about 40 minutes. and so hopefully we'll get some answers from them now. i should know note that we are on foot heading towards the airport. there is a blockade checkpoint for cars. but we are hoping to get closer to the airport and get a bit more information. you asked about the mood earlier, what was the sights and sounds. there is a heavy stench of burning in the area. it smells like burning tires. this is a very chaotic scene. as you can hear behind me, lots of sirens, lots of people trying to figure out where to go, lots of confusion. and i'm looking now at a family of travelers clearly walking away from the airport. they like thousands of others this morninging are not -- were not able to take their flight out. but in many ways, it sounds like
because they were not wounded. we do know that there were wounded this morning. we don't have a number for that. and the latest death toll as we understand it from the authorities is confirmed at one. but it could be higher. threat being raised to the highest level of alert, give us a sense of how that impacts brussels and the city more broadly today? >> well, it this is an airport that not just travelers and regular people use but this is -- this is a city that is home to nato, to the european union. to of course, every major country's embassy. in fact, the u.s. has three ambassadors here, one for nato, one for the eu and one for belgium. that gives you a sense of the importance. this might be a second tier city in terms of size. but in terms of importance, it
this is often referred to as the capital of europe. and obi paralyzing the airport, you're certainly going to cause business to slow down and travel plans to be disrupted. more than anything, if this indeed was an attack, it shows that the people out there who want to carry out these sorts of attacks are able to go after one of the most sensitive and high security locations in the country. >> and that really is a good reminder that how important of a capital this is. this airport only sees about 23 million people in traffic each year but they're very key individuals flying through that airport. it is home to the european union capital and also nato operations out of belgium, as well. alex, at a level 4, any idea -- what that exactly means? are there more checkpoints or what?
wa what it's certainly going to mean is more police and military out in the streets. a lot more people being deployed. more checkpoints. people being searched across the city. this is when a city like this goes into its highest alert level, you now will had visibly see what might have been security forces who were in the shadows who were being very subtle. suddenly coming out in a show ef force. they will be extremely visible, for example, in brussels, the main tourist attraction is the center square, like times square. i imagine what's happening right now is they're setting up a perimeter around that. it will be controlling people looking at the people going in, thing. so what might have been a more laid back but heightened sense of security is now going to be a lot more visible.
about these, while you did have dual explosions here, oftentimes as you know, you covered the attacks in paris, that's not the end of it. there's usually a cell somewhere else that might be operating. > right. and the belgian authorities have said that the sins they captured sa lab ha abdeslam, the last paris attacker and have been interrogating him, whether he has admitted or they have discovered on their own, they've said the network around him that was not just hiding him and moving him around but that was collecting more weapons, ammunition, and planning more attacks is a lot bigger and sophisticated than they originally thought. so even with his capture, the assumption was not that you know that, this was stopping any sort of attacks but ha more could happen. >> for those of us or the viewers at home just tuning in,
the brussels airport at around 8:00 a.m. local time, there was a double explosion at the airport in the departure hall. people have been wounded. one has reportedly been killed. that's all we know at this point. we do not know what the cause of this attack was but we know that belgian authors have raised the level of alert to the maximum level in the wake of this these explosions rather. there are two. we're on the phone with abc's alex marquardt who has covered extensively what has been going on in belgian including the recent arrest of salah abdeslam arrested he was a prime suspect in the paris attack. there's a manhunt under way for another suspected accomplice. you were trying to get closer to the airport. you were surrounded by media before. you said as you've been moving you've been starting to have smells of smoke in the air. with that explosion being close
where are you now and what are you seeing? >> well, the reason you're probably hearing less except for this ambulance flying past right now is that there are no more cars around me. we're walking towards the airport to see how close we can get to see if there's anything else that we can actually see by getting closer. so the highway -- or the roads around the airport are empty. there's no more track. no one has been allowed in. our car was stopped from going in. and so that's why we're on foot. lauren, i should note, the belgian authorities have not confirmed this yet but there are reports in the media of a possible third explosion at a metro station, a subway station in brussels in a place called malbeck. it is being reported quite widely by belgian media.
past few months is not just of singular attacks against one location but against multiple locations not just in the city, but across europe. speaking to intelligence officials, they would talk about fears of say attacks happening in brussels, paris, london simultaneously. so if there are reports now coming out of a third explosion, that obviously is going to raise fears this is a coordinated attack that is under way. that, of course, is similar to what we saw in paris in november with attacks at the theater. at france's biggest soccer stadium during an international match and elsewhere around paris. belgian media is reporting a third explosion at a subway station. >> that would be a headliner right now. we had reports of two explosions. you can see the damage at the airport there in brussels. i'd say roughly about an hour and a half ago, about 9:30 local time in brussells.
local media reporting that they will have -- there are reports of anoth er explosion, be possibly at a metro area near the heart of brussels at this hour. of course, we haven't cd that but would go toward the sort of attacks that we've had before with these coordinated terror attacks in paris. >> reporter: it looks like it's bigger than that. i'm looking at reporting from rtf, the belgian public television station. it's like the bbc and they are confirming three explosions at three different subway stations in brussels so that would be in addition to the two at the airport this morning bring it up to a total of five at four different locations, the three subway stations in brussels, they are call maalbeek and schuman which is near the seat of the european union. if these are confirmed then i