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1-800-577-tips. investigators believe james rented this u-haul van found a few miles from the scene, the keys to the u-haul were discovered at the scene. police are investigating if james has any connection to the shooting. we do know he recorded dozens of hours of videos ranting about new york city mayor eric adams, homeless people in the subway system, gun violence. mayor adams will join us in just moments. brianna? >> here in ukraine, president zelenskyy thanking president biden for calling russia's actions in this country genocide. and the worst may still be ahead. there is new satellite imagery that shows russian forces deploying in eastern ukraine in preparation for a large scale assault. and this just in, a cnn team in northeastern kharkiv reporting witnessing intense shelling in a residential district. a local ukrainian official says russia appears to be stepping up
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attacks in a new phase of military operations. and take a look at this, this is new video that we're just getting in of what appears to be explosions from a cluster bomb also in kharkiv, you see that car backing up, keep an eye on that, you see the explosion behind it and then others scattered around it to follow, even more after this. just this morning, president zelenskyy also accused russia of using phosphorous bombs to terrorize civilians. first, though, back to john berman, he's outside that brooklyn train station. berman? >> that's right there is this manhunt under way, a citywide search for whoever opened fire on the subway. the station right behind me. joining me now director -- former director of intelligence analysis for the police department mitch silver and jonathan wackrow, a former secret service agent.
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whoever fired a gun 33 times in a subway station behind me is still on the loose this morning. someone who would walk in a subway with a hatchet, a gun, with all the magazines, all that ammunition with gasoline, what threat does he pose to people in this city right now? >> this individual premeditated this attack. and with all of the equipment and gear that he brought, it suggests that it wasn't just for a one off event. so the fact that he planned ahead, he made this sort of mysterious disappearance and is new on the run is a serious threat. if you think about, you know, a few years back the boston marathon attack, you had a manhunt going on and the city shut down for a few days. new york hasn't done that. that's not the way new york operates. this is a serious threat as people are on the subway this morning, students going to school, people commuting to work. so this is very serious right now. >> people remember from the boston marathon bombing, that ended in a shootout, a deadly shootout. so, jonathan, talk to me about the manhunt itself. how is law enforcement trying to close in on the suspect,
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remembering that there is a person of interest in this case, frank james. >> so, listen, for the last 24 hours nypd detectives along with federal counterparts have been looking at this person of interest and looking at everything about them, their digital footprint, their friends, their family, every point of connectivity, they're starting to research and to see is there anyone else supporting this individual. he has been on the run. but that can't sustain. you know it can't sustain without someone else helping him. and that's what investigators are keying in on right now. i want to talk about, you know, this action, this shooting on the subway. behavior is a continuum. it is not normal for somebody to wake up one day, get on a subway with a bag full of explosives and a gun and start shooting at people. what we see through this investigation is that there were red flags, behaviorally with this individual in the past. because, again, it is just not normal. and it is that concept of seeing
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some, say something. you see people making threatening statements, whether it is online or in person, those things have to be raised, so we don't get these types of events. i really strongly feel that, you know, the event that happened yesterday could have been avoided if we were able to really look at these signals in advance, and then address the problem before we get to this point. >> jonathan, stand by for a moment, if you will, joining us now is the mayor of new york city, eric adams. mr. mayor, thank you so much for joining us, can you bring us up to speed on the latest in this manhunt this morning? >> yes, i could. i also want to lean into what jonathan just stated and why it is so important. we are watching signs around us of those who are leaning toward violent actions and ignoring them. i cannot -- on a social media channel that belongs to someone else without them identifying that. why aren't we identifying these dangerous threats? why aren't we being more
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proactive instead of waiting for this to happen and there is some responsibility i think on social media industries and companies, must lean into why we're watching these postings and these threats every day, and no one is giving an early warning sign to law enforcement. talking about where we are now, i was briefed this morning by our team, we're still following up on leads. i want to thank the public for the calls that are coming in. we're going to catch this person. we're going to bring him to justice and hold him responsible for this horrific act on innocent people that are utilizing our subway system. >> now, you mentioned that you think there may have been clues that were missed here. i want to be very careful with the language i choose. there is a person of interest, that person of interest is named frank james. 62 years old, law enforcement put out a picture, they want information, if anyone has it, please call the number, the tips number that they provided. we also learned overnight that
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this person of interest appears to have posted videos where he used violent language. what more you tell us about the videos and what clues you think they provide? >> well, you know, we're dealing with a duality right now that we have to be very sensitive about. not only must we apprehend the person of interest, but we also have to -- we must prosecute him. and in the eagerness to give as much information as possible to the public, you can jeopardize long-term case and nothing would be more detrimental to taking the dangerous person off the street if we release information that the police department is aware that could prejudice a case. so there is a lot of discipline that we're showing right now, all of the information will come out over time, but we're sensitive about what we release right now. we have a person of interest named, his face, where he resides, some of his actions, some of the weapons he carried,
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but we are methodically releasing only the information that will never endanger the outcome of this case, but because he must be prosecuted. >> look, i get that, but you mentioned videos and social media companies paying closer attention to things that are posted. were there things posted by this person of interest that to you should have set off red flags? >> i believe so. that will come out during the investigation. or even just look at not only this case, we have cases of looking at some of the violent drill music where you hear people state they're going to shoot someone. that should be a warning sign. and you look at how we're using social media right now to put threats out there, carry out dangerous actions, and there are clear correlations between what is being posted and what is being carried out in our streets in this case and in many other cases. >> mr. mayor, this person on
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video posted messages about you. how threatened do you feel this morning? >> part of the job is receiving threats. i get threats from time to time. not only in the role as mayor, as a state senator, as a police officer, i have a great deal of confidence in the law enforcement officers that are around me. they have the job to do and i have a job to do to continue to lead this city. they're going to take the appropriate actions. >> so whoever opened fire on the subway station behind me, 33 shots fired, ten people hit, whoever did that is still on the loose this morning. so what threat does that person pose to the people of your city? >> anytime you have an armed person who has intent to hurt innocent people, that is a threat. and that is why we are going to catch him, we're going to arrest him, if he's a person of interest now, and we're going to prosecute whoever is responsible for this crime.
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yes, it is a threat. and we're telling new yorkers we want you to be vigilant. if you see him, notify your authorities. but be extremely vigilant as you move around your day to day. we want this person apprehended. >> do you have any reason to believe that whatever plans there may have been, and obviously it does appear there were plans, just based on the arsenal that was discovered there, any reason to believe that the plans included more than just the attack on the subway? >> there is no information we have available at this time that would indicate that there is nothing that is part of the preliminary investigation that determined that there is something else. we would definitely notify the public if we were aware of that. >> there is a discrepancy, again, we're dealing with very specific language here, person of interest, frank james, who i believe listed on his driver's license, like, 6'2", we were
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told yesterday that law enforcement looking for someone who may have been a suspect who was much shorter than that, 5'5". how zodo you explain the discrepancy in height? >> this is something that is known in law enforcement circles that oftentimes when people are going through a crisis, their description can be different from what they actually witnessed in front of them, so it is known to have discrepancy of that magnitude. it has happened oftentimes during the investigation, someone will give you a description, and it is not the correct description. and that's expected. but it is about piecing together all the pieces of the evidence to zero in on the potential suspect. >> so whoever did this, again, walked on to a subway, with a gun, with a lot of ammunition, with fireworks, with a hatchet, with gasoline. how does someone get on to a new
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york city subway with all of that and how do you stop that? >> well, remember, the vastness of our system, our system is extremely vast, one of the most vast subway systems on the globe. there are so many stations you can enter to actually enter the system. and the police department, they do an amazing job with periodic bag checks, but we want to enhance our level of security and that's why i'm talking about examining some of the technology out there, not the technology of detecting devices when you walk through the airports, but there are newer versions that are used at ballparks and other places that you can actually detect if someone is carrying a gun. i sent my deputy mayor of public safety to investigate and look into some of these new technologies. and we're going to see pilot projects to continue to enhance the safety on our subway system. but it is extremely challenging to identify every person that
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enters the subway system because of the vastness of our system. but we must be there to identify them before they carry out a dangerous act. >> are you talking about metal detectors to get into the subway? >> it is not as simple as a metal detector. it is more complicated and it is more modern than that. these devices you do not even know they're there and there are ways where you don't have to stop your flow, not like an airport, where a person stops and empties their pockets. no, there are new technologies out there and i'm going to examine all of them to keep new yorkers safe, particularly underground in our subway system. >> mr. mayor, what direction is this city headed in terms of public safety as you sit here this morning, the morning after a mass shooting. is it really getting better? >> we are going to get better. this is going to be a safe city and we have been here before. 1984, when i started my policing career, this was a city that was
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filled with violence. our subway staples s filled with violence. our subway staplystems were uns. we had the energy and spirit to turn it around and we want to do it again. let's be clear, we're dealing with historical inequalities, historical abandonments and failures. as i stated, there are many rivers that will continue to feed the sea of violence if we don't dam each river. we have an overproliferation of guns in our city and our country. new york police department took 1800 guns off the street in the three and a half months that i have been the mayor. we need to think about that for a moment. why they continue to flow into our city. all across america, big cities are dealing with this level of violence. so that's why the president was right to put in place attempt to appoint a new head of the atf, a nominee for the atf. we need to stop the flow of guns, including ghost guns. that's a real crisis we're
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facing. we want to solve this problem, it is about all of us getting on board, not those who are living in alternate reality of what is taking place in reality on our streets every day. >> mayor eric adams, i appreciate you being with us this morning. thank you for your time. i know you're positive for covid. we wish you a speedy recovery on that as well. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. back with me, jonathan wackrow and mitch, one of the things the mayor did say was that there was no specific reporting that he can tell us about that there was anything more planned than the attack on the subway. he basically said they have no reason to believe that whoever did this had more in store. how does that strike you? >> i think it is just a conclusion that we can't really jump to make. as we talked about, he brought this arsenal with him. and arsenal that suggested that he was planning on committing significant violence. so the fact that he made that
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preparation, preparation for his escape, preparation with more ammunition, preparation with more grenades suggests there may be more. we don't know at this point. one of things that has to be run down. the fact he left his bag there, with his materiel, may be a significant disadvantage for him going forward. thankfully. but we just don't know at this point. >> so the mayor, jonathan, still being careful the definition of person of interest, and suspect. frank james is a person of interest, not a suspect. but the mayor blurg the lines a little bit, making clear he wants law enforcement to apprehend, the word he used, this person of interest, frank james. >> listen, i think right now in the city of new york, frank james is the number one most wanted person, right? because that's the point that we know, that is the known entity. from there we have to talk to that individual. the investigators have to get to that person, there is a discrepancy, some of the facts,
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the height, the weight. we have to adjudicate that very rapidly to find out, you know, who was the actual perpetrator of this crime. and is this -- to mitch's point, is this something -- part of something larger. we have to mitigate this threat as fast as humanly possible. >> thank you so much for being here this morning. really appreciate it. we're going to be joined next by a woman on the train during the attack. and used her jacket as a tourniquet for a fellow passenger who was shot. this, again, as the manhunt is under way this morning. you heard mayor adams say whoever did this, whoever opened fire on the subway is still a threat to new yorkers this morning. brianna? here in ukraine, there is some brand-new video we're seeing just in to cnn appearing to show a cluster bomb exploded in kharkiv. and ukraine is now accusing russia of using phosphorous bombs. we're live in ukraine and brooklyn. this is cnn's special coverage. hybrid work is here. it's there.
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us. i know you went to the hospital with smoke inhalation. how are you doing this morning? >> i'm doing all right. thank you. >> i'm so glad to hear that. i know what you went through must have been terrifying. just walk us through those moments. you were on the subway, what happened? >> yeah. i got on the subway, and was looking for a place to sit down. and saw this gentleman over at the end of the train, and, you know, there was some stuff in the seats and so i didn't sit there, some liquid, and was on the train and on my way and as the doors closed, and the train took off, i heard something drop on the floor and it was the smoke just started coming out. and at that point i got up and walked to the other end of the
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train where i started to run quickly, actually. that's when it just kind of escalated and the train filled up with smoke and you could not see anything. and that's when the -- what i thought was fireworks at the beginning started going off. and then learned shortly after, you know, when we got to the station that -- thats several people had been hit and that was, you know, it was when i, you know, assessed the situation, saw there was a guy that needed some help and was able to give him some assistance. it was -- yeah, it was surreal and long and short all in the same time. yeah. >> i know so intense, brief,
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intense, feels like an eternity. but ironically over so fast. you say you gave someone help. you wrapped a jacket around someone who was bleeding, correct? >> yeah, there was several people on the subway platform, and i was looking, you know, for something, i took off my jacket because that was the closest thing to wrap around his leg. pulled out a grocery bag, shopping bag and tried to tear that apart to help another person. just -- i don't know at that moment i felt like if there was something i could do to help, that is what it was. >> it is really amazing that you were able to do that, given what you went through. you said when you walked on to the subway, you saw somebody and then things in the seat, did you get a look, do you think, at the person who did this? >> i mean, yeah, i think that as new yorkers when you get on the
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train, like, you're -- i don't know, my mode of getting on the train, i look at people in the eye and i assess, you know, are they okay, should i get close to them, are they crazy, and honestly when i locked eyes with this individual, and did not get a sense that there was anything wrong with them, you know, there was -- he said there was urine in the seat, don't sit there. and so i took that as, you know, as almost a courtesy, so, yeah, i did see him, and in all honesty, with masks and hats and things like that, i there is only so much you can identify about a person. i did have that brief interaction with him. >> and to be clear, i want to be careful about how i phrase this, law enforcement has released a picture of someone they have identified as a person of interest. frank james.
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the person you saw, does it resemble the photo they released? >> yeah. it is -- you know what, it is hard to tell. it was an african american man that was heavy set. and, you know, i think that as far as his height, you know, i think that the 6'2" definitely does -- it is something that i noticed, but in all honesty, i couldn't say, like, yes, that is the person because of masks and hats and just typical getting on the subway, what you do. >> i get it. it happens so fast. i did speak to someone who was also on that car when the shooting took place and he described it to me as the loudest sounds he had ever heard. what did it sound like to you and did you have any sense of why the shooting stopped? >> yeah, honestly, i haven't
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really been around guns very much. i don't really know what they sound like. at first, i thought that must be fireworks, whatever -- like something, you know, i thought they were -- there was something in their bag that they needed for work, like a construction and so i thought it was fireworks at first and then it just kept going and going and it did stop at one point, the train stopped at one point in between the with stations. and then it started up again and at that point when i heard people saying, you know, like, i'm hurt, there is so much blood, hearing things like that, that's when my mind changed to, like, this is not fireworks. >> i got to let you go. i asked you how you were doing from the smoke inhalation. i should have asked you how you're doing this morning in general. you were through a pretty
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traumatic event. >> yeah. thanks for asking. the smoke inhalation, so far everything seems okay. thankfully. i have two small children that, you know, they go to school nearby and they had a lockdown yesterday. so explaining this to them was probably the hardest part of all of this. and, you know, not wanting to put fear into them, and wanting to stay strong. so i think that i'm aware of the effects that this will have on me, and i will say that there is lots of resources that have been offered from, you know, from the hospital in support of me, you know, getting through this, and i'm really grateful for. but i'm just taking it moment to moment.
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>> well, listen, claire, you obviously are strong, not only did you survive, but your first instinct was to help people who were in need. thank you for that. thank you for joining us this morning. we wish you the best. >> yes, thank you so much. all right, we have new details about the person of interest sought by law enforcement in this attack, including disturbing videos in which he discusses mass shootings. we have the latest on the investigation coming up. brianna? pro russian oligarch and close putin ally seen here in handcuffs and wearing military fatigues captured by ukrainian forces. president zelenskyy is proposing a prisoner swap. we'll have the latest on the ground here in ukraine next. fie perfect designer? well, we found her in austin between a fresh bowl of matcha and fresh batch of wireframes. ...but you can find her, and millions of other talented pros, , right now on upwork.
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breaking news, we have new video of what appears to be explosions from cluster munitions in kharkiv. the latest attack by russian forces on civilian targets in ukraine. at least four explosions there, seconds apart, can be seen in this video.
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and this morning ukrainian president zelenskyy accused russia of using phosphorous bombs to terrorize ukrainian civilians. kylie atwood is live for us at the state department with more. kylie? >> reporter: that's right, brianna, this morning president zelenskyy claiming that the russians have used phosphorous bombs as part of their assault on ukraine. these are highly toxic, they create extremely, extremely horrific injuries if they are used. but technically phosphorous bombs aren't culleactually chem weapons. we have heard president zelenskyy talk about phosphorous bombs being used in recent weeks, he hasn't provided any actual evidence they have been used this is something that the international community that the ukrainians are keeping a close eye on and looking into in addition to these phosphorous bombs claims also unverified reports that chemical weapons were used by the russians in ukraine. this is something that secretary of state antony blinken and other u.s. officials said that the russians could use as part
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of their assault on ukraine. and we heard just yesterday from the secretary of state saying that they could not yet verify these claims that chemical weapons have been used in ukraine at this point, but he said the united states does have information that the russians may in fact mix together these chemical weapons with other forms of riot control. listen to what he said. >> russian forces may use a variety of riot control agents, including tear gas mixed with chemical agents that would cause stronger symptoms, to weaken and incapacitate entrenched ukrainian fighters and civilians as part of the aggressive campaign to take mariupol. >> reporter: and we learned yesterday from the spokesperson here at the state department that the united states has provided protective equipment to the ukrainians, to protect them from the possible use of chemical weapons.
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now, that would be protective gear, gas masks and the like, we're trying to figure out exactly how much of that equipment has been provided to the ukrainians and how much more they're asking for. brianna? >> kylie atwood live from the state department, thanks for that. i want to speak with andre kozariv, former russian foreign minister and author of "the firebird: the elusive fate of russian democracy." thank you for being with us. i want to touch first upon this arrest of viktor medvedchuk, someone that president zelenskyy referred to as your man, meaning vladimir putin's man in ukraine. how significant is it that the secret service here arrested him? >> allow me to express my admiration for you being there and your colleagues and you are doing great job. thank you so much. and the arrest of this guy, he's
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allegedly according to russian sources, he was a kind of s sesecret organ of putin and he received funds, probably very considerable funds to organize or buy rather a protest against zelenskyy and what they call anti-mai doing. you remember mai doing, when the ukrainian people revolted against a pro russian president and now they wanted to create an anti-mai doing to show that people in kyiv and in ukraine are for putin and welcome putin's invasion. but all that, of course, failed.
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now they are in moscow they are searching for that money, how it was stolen because it was definitely stolen. a lot of money appropriated for the army was recently stolen because it is a kingdom of corruption which putin created. he's in power more than 20 years and corruption is rampant in russia. so i don't care actually much about this guy. what i care, though, brianna, if you allow, is arrest of vladimir korosa, he speaks truth in every radio, every tv show, he was in russia despite that danger and is now under arrest and that should be in the focus, i think,
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of every one of us. we need just to raise voice to free this outstanding person, outstanding journalist. >> i will tell you, we have been covering his plight and we will continue to cover that. i wanted to get your insight, which i think is unique insight, when vladimir putin saw what happened with russian troops having to withdraw from around kyiv, is that something that you think he experienced humiliation over? >> well, he should be humiliated by all his years in power as i said. corruption is there. russian economy have been stagnated for more than ten years already. and it is still overdependent. germany dependent on russian gas, but russia is overdependent
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on exports of oil and gas because they are in very bad economic situation. so that's the result of his efforts, so to say. but he's not ashamed. but what is important in his statement is that he demonstrated that he does not need those parties in the west who are looking for off ramp for him. he already said, oh, okay, that is under our -- i'll withdraw troops from that area and everything is okay, and he -- for this guy to lie and for this guy to offer an off ramp, what you have to offer him is more and more advanced weapons to ukraine because otherwise,
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whatever compromise mr. macron has in mind and still apparently continues to offer, it won't stand because this guy will say, okay, i got what i wanted, whether it was -- it is okay, he will go back and start again. so he has to learn a lesson and nato, being so powerful, more powerful than russia, should do that. >> sir, we really appreciate you being with us. andrei kozyrev, thank you for your time. >> thank you. this just in, a cnn team in ukraine's northeastern kharkiv region witnessing intense shelling of a residential area with a local official saying that russia seems to be stepping up attacks amid a new phase of military operations. berman? so here in brooklyn, this intense manhunt under way for
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the person who opened fire on a new york city subway, firing 33 shots. we have new clues this morning on what and who investigators might be zeroing in on. this is cnn special live coverage. we're in brooklyn, we're in ukraine. stay with us.
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right, i'm john berman live in brooklyn this morning. there is a manhunt under way. the search for the gunman who opened fire on a subway almost exactly 24 hours ago from this moment terrorizing commuters right here in brooklyn, where i'm standing, 33 shots fired, ten people hit, 29 injured overall, we should remind you, miraculously no one was killed. at this point, police say they're searching for a person of interest. 62-year-old frank james, they're not calling him a suspect, a person of interest, they found keys to a rented u-haul connected to him at the scene of the crime. as i said, 29 people were injured in this attack.
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i want to go to alexandra field, standing by live at nyu langone hospital where many people were transported who were hurt. good morning. >> it is truly extraordinary, john, that none of the injuries are considered life threatening, but the trauma and the wounds are real and they will stay with the victims who are on board that train. among them, five children between the ages of 12 to 18, according to new york state's governor kathy hochul who visited with some of them in the hospital. in all, 33 shots fired in the train cabin, ten people struck by bullets, seven male, three female. we're hearing from witnesses who were on board that something fell to the ground, the cabin quickly filled with smoke, people started to run to one side of the train. that's when they heard a popping noise that many people thought was fire crackers going off. through the shock and the literal fog, they say they started to hear people screaming and crying for help. noticed the blood seeping into the ground, and that's when the reality of the situation set in.
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when the train finally arrived at the station, passengers say they scrambled to get off and to help the wounded taking off jackets, tearing up grocery bags to try to staunch some of that bleeding before emergency responders arrived. john, while so many people are beginning the healing process this morning, they do it without the peace of knowing where the shooter is. >> that's right. people getting on the subway, even right here behind me where the shooting took place with whoever did this still on the loose. alexandra field, thank you so much. we're getting new details this morning about the sole person of interest in this case. what is being done to track him down as the investigation continues. brianna? >> ukraine's first lady speaking exclusively to cnn's christiane amanpour about the last time she saw her husband, president volodymyr zelenskyy in person and how she feels about being
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the first lady of ukraine speaking to cnn's christiane amanpour about her experience of russia invading her country. in an exclusive interview via written correspondence, she says helping others is what helps her stay strong. >> translator: it's like walking
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a tight rope, if you start thinking how do you do it, you lose time and balance. so to hold on you just must go ahead and do what you do. in the same ways, as far as i know, all ukrainians are holding on. many of those who escaped from the battlefields alone, who saw the death, say the main cure after they experience is to act, to do something, to be helpful to somebody. i am personally supported by the fact that i try to protect and support others. responsibility disciplines. >> she also shares her thoughts on her husband, president zelenskyy's leadership and her message to the world and christiane amanpour is with us now live from london. what else did she tell you? >> well, brianna, i wasn't able to actually meet with her in kyiv, because of the security situation. so it was a real team effort, my team, her team, to get this written exchange which we
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narrated. she talked -- i asked her specifically, you know, her husband was known for a whole load of things before he came into office, and he's risen to the occasion in the eyes of the world in the most extraordinary way. and she said, you know, he's always been an incredible partner, father, husband, and now the world can see what an incredible leader he is as well. and then i asked her, he has tried to directly address russia through his own, you know, speaking in russian, but also to a group of russian correspondents. they were banned from airing it on russian television. so i asked her what she thought about the attempt to get the message from ukraine to russia and this was her answer. >> the level of russian propaganda is often compared to -- propaganda during the second world war. in my opinion, it still exceeds because in the second world war there was no internet and access
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to information such as now. now everyone can see the war crimes. for example, those committed by the russians in bucha, where the bodies of civilians with their hands tied, simply lay in the streets, but the problem is that the russians do not want to see what the whole world sees. and it is important that our war does not become habitual so our victims do not become statistics. that's why i communicate with people through foreign media, don't get used to our grief. >> and that is quite the line, don't get used to our grief. and don't normalize our war. and, again, you know, her main concern, of course, as a mother, for her children, also helping ukrainian children, she along with the first ladies of france and poland arranged for an evacuation of some of the very seriously ill ukrainian children to try to get treatment in other countries, which was unable, you know, to happen inside ukraine.
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and as we know, right now, there is a window of opportunity for nato and allied nations to provide the real kind of heavy weaponry and this is what the president is asking for, president zelenskyy, to ukraine, to be able to fend off the latest russian invasion plans of the east. brianna? >> fascinating interview, christiane, thank you so much for sharing that with us. john? the breaking news out of brooklyn where i am, there is this intense manhunt under way. not just here in new york city, not just in brooklyn, across the nation for whoever opened fire in the subway, the station right behind me. ten people hit, 33 shots fired, whoever did it is still on the loose this morning. police have named a person of interest in this case. we'll have an update on the search and the investigation. cnn's special live coverage continues right after this. better hearing leads to a better life. and that better life... ...starts at miracle-ear.
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more than a dozen others injured in the chaos. good morning, everyone. i'm bianna golodryga. >> i'm jim sciutto. we learned overnight this, that five children on their way to school were among those wounded in this attack. five children. this morning police are looking for what they're describing as a person of interest. the man you see here identified as frank james. investigators believe he rented a u-haul van, the keys of which were found at the scene. james had also recorded dozens of hours of youtube videos ranting about among other things new york city mayor eric adams, homeless people in the subway system, gun violence. we're going to bring you the latest from brooklyn in just a moment. >> we're also tracking major developments out of ukraine. this morning a cnn team has observed stepped up shelling of residential district of kharkiv as new video appears to show explosions from cluster munitions in a civilian area of that city. at least four explosions just seconds apart.


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