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tonight, breaking news as we come on the air. the stunning and heartbreaking twist. the fbi moments ago revealing the young man who said he escaped is not the 6-year-old boy missing for nearly a decade. and now that family given new hope overnight filled with anguish again, coming before the cameras just moments ago. also tonight, the horror in the cockpit now revealed. what really happened in the cockpit of that boeing max jet. it turns out initially the pilots did what they were supposed to do and still couldn't keep the jet in the air. and the remarkable words coming in from boeing tonight. the hostage situation unfolding at this hour. we are on the scene. two police officers shot. a gunman barricaded inside the home. the deadly road rage. the father driving his family. authorities say followed home by another driver who then opens
fire on the family, killing a 10-year-old. the american woman, the tourist kidnapped. they're demanding a half million, and we're there tonight. new reporting this evening, investigators on robert mueller's team reportedly unhappy with the attorney general's summary, saying their findings involving the president were far more alarming. prince harry taking a stand tonight. he now wants a ban on one of the most popular video games here in the u.s. and around the world. and made in america is back tonight. we're taking another swing. our trip to the ballpark and one more thing we discovered made in america. good evening. and it'sreaking wsur late today in the case of thatmmot p boy who was last seen was just 6. this surveillance of him with hi
overnight, we reported a young man coming forward, telling police he had just escaped, he ran across state lines, he said. the family of the boy suddenly filled with new hope after waiting for so many years. and then, just a short time ago, the fbi revealing it is not the boy. heartbreak again. and what would lead someone to do this? abc's whit johnson leading us off from cincinnati. >> reporter: tonight, heartbreak for the family of missing timmothy pitzen, after the fbi announced a dna test confirms the mysterious young man who showed up in kentucky is not who he claimed to be. >> it's devastating. >> yeah. >> it's like reliving that day all over again. and timmothy's father is devastated once again. >> reporter: instead, authorities say this is not a boy at all, but a 23-year-old man from ohio, brian michael rini. prison records there show a man there with the same name served time. and tonight, they want to know
why they told this elaborate tale, giving a family false hope. >> oh, it's kind of back to ground zero for us. kind of reliving everything that did happen and renewing the loss one more time. >> reporter: since 2011, pitzen's family has served for the little boy who vanished with his mother when he was just 6 years old. >> it's just more devastated than anything else. where's tim at? if i knew where he was, i'd go get him. i'd do just about anything to get him back. >> reporter: his mother seen on surveillance taking him out of school and on trip to a zoo and water parks. days later, committing suicide, leaving a chilling note saying timmothy was safe but would never be found. >> he's with a 14-year-old juvenile, male, white, says he was kidnapped from somewhere. >> reporter: eight years later, this man in a hoodie showing up a northern kentucky neighbood. sharon hall snapping this picture. >> i could see the side of his face was scarred up, almost like
he had been on concrete or something, like scars. >> reporter: like he had injuries or something? >> yeah, and his face was real rough. he was just frantic. >> reporter: he told a harrowing story about he has just escaped his kidnappers. >> he walked up to my car. and he went, "can you help me, i just want to get home." and he told me he's been kidnapped and he's been traded through all these people. >> reporter: but that lie is not discouraging timmothy pitzen's family. >> we know you are out there somewhere, tim. and we will never stop looking for you. praying for you and loving you. >> and whit johnson joins us live tonight from outside the fbi in cincinnati. whit, we can't imagine what this family is going through, this roller coaster of a 24 hours. they had new hope for some time, and where does this case go from here? >> reporter: well, david, a spokesperson with the aurora, illinois, police department, when asked if anything good can come from this case, he said it did create a renewed awareness
a in the disappearance, but tonight, it is still unclear what charges could be in store for the man who made this whole thing up. david? >> whit johnson tonight, thank you. we are also following a hostage standoff still unfolding at this hour. two police officers shot and rushed to the hospital in a eyespo and then coming under fire. heavily armed s.w.a.t. teams moving in. the gunman holding at least one hostage. a 16-year-old boyma in the has . i-75 shut down tonight. abc's steve osunsami is on the scene for us. >> reporter: police say the barricaded gunman in this suburban atlanta neighborhood was promising to shoot cops, and has already wounded two. two henry county police officers were rushed to a hospital in downtown atlanta. one had to be airlifted. >> he's got two small children. >> reporter: the family of one of them spoke outside the hospital. >> this is the family's worst nightmare.
>> reporter: this began with a frantic call from a woman reporting that someone inside the home may have been hurt or possibly killed. the officers were shot trying to enter the home. >> some type of domestic dispute. it was a trouble unknown and we just didn't get the information. the female caller was distraught. >> reporter: police say a 16-year-old boy, related to the gunman, was being held inside the home. a small army of local authorities set up next door and at one point, sent a robot into the house. families trying to get home, couldn't. neighbors inside their homes couldn't leave. four kids were reunited with their father -- >> were you scared, dad? >> yes, i was scared. >> reporter: after police helped them climb over a back then. >> let's get to steve osunsami. the officers themselves, they're expected to be okay? >> reporter: yes, david. one officer was shot in the hand, the other in the upper torso. and police say that his police vest may have saved his life. both officers are in stable condition tonight. david? >> steve osunsami. steve, thank you.
we're going to turn next tonight to the horrifying description from inside the cockpit of that boeing max jet that crashed, the second one to go down. the ethiopians now saying tonight, quote, the crew performed all of the procedures provided by the manufacturer. and yet, they couldn't save the plane. and tonight, boeing now with a stunning acknowledgement. what they're now saying. and here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: the first look tonight at the drama in the cockpit before the second deadly crash. a sensor malfunctions seconds after takeoff. sources tell abc news they believe it was a bird strike triggering that anti-stall system, mcas, nosing down the plane twice before the pilots shut off the system. the boeing procedure. but they can't manually nose up the plane, possibly because the jet's high speed is putting too much pressure on the stabilizer as alarms sound. >> pull up. >> reporter: then, counter to the boeing guidelines, the data shows the pilots turned the power back on. mcas misfiring again, sending
them into a steeper dive and crash. shared blameccng to a former ntsb investigator. >> certainly, the design of the aircraft, the design of the system, the information provided to pilots, but also, the pilots themselves and how they reacted to the situation. >> reporter: and tonight, boeing's ceo acknowledging the link between the crashes. >> it's our responsibility to eliminate this risk. we own it and we know how to do it. >> all right, david kerley with us live. he's been on this story from the start. and david, we just heard boeing's ceo saying, "we own it." it must have really concerned them that the pilots at least at first did what they were supposed to do and it still didn't keep the jet in the air. >> reporter: puzzled why they turned the system back on. also, the speed. 94% of thrust. the plane going so fast. if you want to hand trim that plane, you got to go at a slower speed, david. >> all right, david kerley with us tonight. david, thank you. we also have new reporting here tonight on the american
woman, the tourist, kidnapped by gunmen. they are demanding a half million in ransom. authorities in you began day tonight with a new warning, given what's happened to this american woman. abc's senior foreign correspondent ian pannell has just arrived in uganda for us. >> reporter: tonight, ugandan officials expanding the search zone as they frantically look for an american woman and her local driver, kidnapped while on a ewe began unanimous safari, similar to ones like these promoted by the tour company. a joint operation by police, armed forces and wildlife authorities now looking beyond the queen elizabeth national park where kimberly sue endicott, identified by neighbors as this woman, and jean-paul mirenge remezo were taken at gunpoint over two days ago. they were with an elderly canadian couple who were allowed to escape and warn authorities. an official in washington telling abc news, "it appears the abduction is motivated by money." but there are fears it could've been poachers or militia rebels from neighboring congo.
the kidnappers demanding half a million dollars ransom. did they have a guard on this occasion? >> on this occasion they did not have a guide. they did not have one. >> reporter: tonight, the state department warning americans to avoid the part of the park where the pair were taken until this is resolved. >> and ian pannell reporting in from uganda for us, as this search for the american woman continues. i know that officials are closing parts of the border and they're telling tourists to travel with protection because of this incident? that's a change. >> reporter: yeah, this is a change. and, you know, ugandans are genuinely shocked by what's happened here. it's a mark of how normally safe this country is. there's not an actual requirement, normally, to take an armed guard. but obviously after this incident, that advice is now changing, they're telling people to take protection while still insisting this country is safe for tourists. david? >> all right, see yian, thank y back here at home tonight, there is a major new headline involving the mueller report. and in particular, members of robert mueller's team who are
reportedly unhappy with how the report was summarized by the attorney general, telling associates that what they discovered was more alarming. abc's mary bruce on the hill for us. >> reporter: tonight, for the first time, members of robert mueller's team are reportedly sharing frustrations with how attorney general bill rr handling their record. according to "the washington post," an associate of the mueller team calls the report is "much more acute than barr s justice was "alarming and significant." barr has released a four-page letter, outlining his man conclusions, which is justice department says is not an attempt to summarize the report. but "the post" reports mueller's team is frustrated because they prepared their own summaries, to be shared "in their own words and not in the attorney general's summary of their work." one official briefed on the issue tells "the post" those summaries were written "in a way that minimum redactions, if any, would have been necessary, and the work would have spoken for itself." >> there's an easy answer to this -- release the mueller
report as soon as possible. and let me just say -- the mueller report will be released. >> reporter: the justice department is pushing back, suggesting they couldn't release any of the summaries, because every page of mueller's confidential report was marked with a notation that it may contain confidential material. barr has promised to make public a redacted version soon. the president says he supports that. >> let it come out, let people see it. that's up to the attorney general. >> reporter: but today, he tweeted "there is nothing we can ever give to the democrats that will make them happy." republicans like trump's ally, senator lindsey graham, wants to see more. >> i want the report to come out publicly, just for, you know, to let the public see w they got for their money. >> reporter: later, he told us he's standing by the attorney general. no concern at all that barr's summary may not be an accurate reflection? >> zero. why would he do that? >> mary bruce on the hill tonight. and amid this new reporting that members of mueller's team are
not happy, tonight, house democrats are demanding that the attorney general hand over those summaries, reportedly prepared by mueller's team end that some maintain were ready for the public, but weren't turned over? >> reporter: yes, and not only those summaries, david. in light of these new reports, democrats here on the hill are demanding to see all communications between the mueller team and the justice department about this report and its disclosure to congress. david? >> mary bruce. we'll see you tomni in ressmati an economic centrist from the telling the cohosts on "the view" today that he's running. and tonight, is facebook prepared for 2020 and ready to protect users from any meddling? face if book has already said one-third of the u.s. population saw posts from russian trolls during the 2016 election. george stephanopoulos asking facebook ceo mark zuckerberg if they're ready. >> we need to make sure that our systems stay ahead of the sophisticated bad actors who are
just always going to try to game them. and that's just part of the dynamic that we're in and we need to invest more to stay ahead. >> looking ahead to 2020, are you ahead right now? >> i'm confident in where we are now. we've learned a lot since 2016, where obviously we were behind where we needed to be on defenses for nation states trying to interference. >> zucker berg with george on "gma," saying facebook now has better collaboration with law enforcement, election officials and the intelligence community. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this thursday. road rage in america. the 10-year-old daughter killed. the father with his family in the car. authorities say they were followed home by another driver who then opened fire on the family. there's also news coming in tonight about the search for a missing teacher and mother here in the new york city area. the discovery tonight inside a storage facility. and news on the vaping scare involving young people in this country. several students sickened and taken to the hospital. why one teenager is now facing charges tonight. a lot more muznews ahead.
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we turn next tonight to the urgent manhunt in a deadly road rage shooting. a husband and wife with their daughters in the car were followed home by another driver who then opened fire on the family. abc's adrienne bankert is in phoenix. >> reporter: tonight, a 10-year-old girl is dead, shot while riding along in the family car. phoenix police now on the lookout for this white truck. surveillance video shows the truck tailgating a family of four back to their house. >> they pulled into their resident, the truck stopped, driver opened the window and opened fire. >> reporter: 10-year-old summerbell brown died at the hospital. her father was wounded. police suspect road rage is to blame. >> this is really hard for me, i lost my baby. >> reporter: officials are looking for a man between 30 and 40 years old and that white four-door ford f-150 with damage
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finally tonight here, baseball season is back and so is made in america. we're still recovering from that batting practice. and we've also discovered something new on the field. with the earliest opening day ever this year, we're not only watching the players, we're watching the bats. dove tail bats from shirley mills, maine. hey, paul. you'll remember paul lancisi. i need some tips, is what i need.
>> we can do that. >> reporter: he showed us his bats, birch ash and rock maple trees. >> reporter: beautiful bats. this is entirely made in america. >> made in maine with maine wood, with mai labor. it's been awhile. probably since little league. a few tips. >> first thick you're going to do with an ash bat, you have to hit the edge grain. you can't hit the face grain. or you're going to break the bat. >> reporter: all right. >> and then as you're swinging, you're coming in to the ball. concentrate on hitting the ball. >> reporter: thanks, paul, for clapping. but tonight, we're clapping, because they told us today, eight new hires at that bat factory in shirley mills. and from maine to this tiny town in texas tonight. nocona, off highway 82. 50 workers making 150 baseball gloves 0 day. robert "big bob" storey there on the right founded the nokona leather goods. their first glove in 1934. and rob storey is his great grandson. >> my dad worked here 62 years. i'm at 39 myself, hoping to get to 40, so, truly a fourth generation family. >> reporter: first comes the
leather. >> from texas, oklahoma, kansas, pattern. cting the stamping the logo. "american made," nocona, texas. and carla yeargin and her son, josh, inspecting before shipping. what's it like working with mom? >> it's interesting. family here all the timeis fam> different? >> the quality, the attention to detail. >> reporter: those gloves now used by the pirates, the twins, the royals, the tigers. and that bat maker tonight? come on, when you're watching, are you really looking for your bat? >> every time. >> reporter: american workers tonight watching baseball, with three words in mind. >> made in america! >> we love made in america, and we'll be looking for those bats and gloves, too. i'm david muir. i hope to see you right back here tomorrow. good night.
the vmi in this video was that seriously injured, fortunately. >> he shared his thoughts about why he pulled the carjacking suspect out of the car. david louie is in san jose where all of this unfolded. >> reporter: what a story. 72-year-old hector estrada thought this was a safe street. then he was approached by a 14-year-old who tried on carjack his vehicle at gunpoint. he resisted and ended up getting punched multiple times as he tried to take back his nissan
sentra. hector estrada, a long time little league coach, was unloading sodas from the back of his car when a teenager confronted him demanding his keys. >> i said no way. he showed me his gun. i said i don't care if you have a gun. i'm not going to give you my keys. he reached and grabbed them. >> home video from a kral he installed a week ago shows what happened next. >> he jumped in the car. i tried pull him back. he punched me and broke my glasses. and that's how i got all these cuts right here. and then i couldn't, i couldn't see him anymore. i said you're on camera. i pointed up there. and he said i don't care. and then he says, i've got a gun. and i said i don't care. so i grabbed him out of the car. >> he says he's not sure why he was so brave but he said he would do it again. the carjacker was arrested by san jose police a short distance away after ran a