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the falls are full, did not see a bear. >> i told you, they charge extra for that. captioning sponsored by cbs ♪ ♪ ♪ >> o'donnell: tonight: the urgent manhunt for the gunman who opened fire on a subway during rush hour, injuring at least 29 people. what we're learning about the suspect who appeared to be wearing a gas mask and construction vest. smoke, chaos, and terror: the video in the moments after the bloody attack. >> people were screaming for medical assistance. it was just a scary moment. >> o'donnell: the new picture of what the suspect left behind: fireworks and a hatchet. tonight, the growing concern about rising crime in america's cities. plus, our interview with new york city's mayor. inflation surges at fastest pace nserore than 40 years. compared to a year ago. >> if you can break even right now, you're doing good. >> o'donnell: russian air
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strikes target eastern ukraine. a defiant vladimir putin says he'll win the war as ukrainian forces claim they were struck with a poisonous substance. severe weather threat: 100 million americans in the path of snow, thunderstorms, hail, and possible tornadoes. abortion outlawed in oklahoma. the governor signs a law making it a felony to perform the procedure. fake agents to be released. tonight, the stunning turn of events as a judge lets two men accused of impersonating federal law enforcement out of jail. and remembering comedian and "aladdin" star gilbert gottfried. ♪ ♪ ♪ this is the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell, reporting from the nation's capital. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> o'donnell: good evening to our viewers in the west, and thank you for joining us on this tuesday night. we have breaking news as we come on the air after a suspect opened fire on a crowded new york city subway car during
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morning rush hour. the suspect is still on the the suspect is still on the loose but police just released the name of a person of interest. police are looking for frank james and the nypd is orveg a $50,000 reward. he is described as a heavyset dark skinned male. there are stilt a lot of questions tonight more than 12 hours after the shooter defloyd a smoke canister and opened fire on an n train about to enter a brooklyn station. says that this could have been much worse, at least 29 people were injured ten people who were shot and five are listed in critical but stable condition. police say other victims suffered smoke inhalation and shrapnel wounds. cell phone video show chaos and confusion as horrified victims ran from the smoke filled subway car. heroic new york residents were seen aiding.
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cbs's mola lenghi is going to start us off with information on the scene. good evening, mola. >> reporter: nora, the suspect is still on the loose and considered armed and dangerous. while a person of interest has been named in the attack it is unclear what his connection might be to the attack. again a motive for this horrifying shooting. just after 8:30 rush hour riders were terrorized after a lone gunman set up a smoke bomb then shot at random. >> witnesses state the male opened up two smoke greg added, added -- gren easdz gren added, he then fired that weapon at least 33 times striking ten
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people. >> black, carrying school bags. >> police are searching for 62-year-old frank james a person of interest with addresses in wisconsin and philadelphia. he is described as heavyset wearing an orange and green vest and a hoodsie. van rented by james in philadelphia, the van was recovered about four miles from the shooting scene. >> we will use every resource we can to bring those to justice. >> cell phone video shows horrified riders bolting from the train after it pulled into the station, others limped often on their own. confusion reigned. first responders soon flooded the south brooklyn neighborhood, treating with shrapnel wounds. >> 16-year-old was shot in the knee, you could clearly see the
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bullet. >> on a train when he filmed passengers pouring on to the subway platform looking for help. >> i take it you didn't get a look at the suspect? >> i didn't see anyone that was like suspicious, i just saw the aftermath of everyone caught in the violence of it. people trying to get away, people hurt. >> police fbi and station workers scoured the station. they recovered a bag, two hatch et cetera and a 9 millimeter gun that apparently jammed during the melee. >> this is not being investigated as an act of terrorism at this time. >> today president biden addressed the shooting. >> we're not letting up on it until we find out and we find the perpetrator. >> reporter: while investigators might lack some of the critical evidence from the
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surveillance videos that were not working at the subway stations they will rely on the surveillance videos out on the new york city streets that are seemingly everywhere as well as surveillance video from some of the businesses that line these streets hoping to catch the suspect as he fled the subway station. >>o'donnell: thank you. >> o'donnell: an important development, no doubt. mola lenghi, thank you. federal investigators are on the scene helping with the investigation and the manhunt. a law enforcement official tells cbs news that authorities have thus far not ruled out terrorism as a motive. we get more now from cbs' catherine herridge. >> reporter: tonight, a sweeping law enforcement probe is unfolding. herridge. frank james scrubbing social media to connect the dots. there are some postings posly connected to our person of interest where he mentions homelessness. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news investigators are canvassing for videos, eyewitness accounts videos, eyewitness accounts, building a time line to map the suspect's every movement.
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5'5 hooded sweatshirt and during the shooting what appeared to be a gas mask to protect him from the smoke bomb he unleashed on commuters. subway car and u-haul van, linking the suspect to the crime. while terrorism hasn't been ruled out, suspects, involving a dispute or disgruntled or deranged individual. >> this does look like it was more pointed out than someone on a shooting spree. >> james gagliano offerings worked as a crisis management in new york city. coordinator in new york city. >> the thing here is to disrupt or dismantle any further plot. the investigation into prosecution, that is secondary right now. >> reporter: a homeland security official tells cbs news the secretary is getting regular briefs and closely tracking details to provide full and comprehensive support to the new york probe.
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norah. >> o'donnell: catherine herridge, thank you. e spoke with the mayor about the investigation, and he vowed that the n.y.p.d. will catch the suspect. >> o'donnell: so you're saying at this hour, the suspect is still at large, and you believe him to be armed and dangerous. >> yes. we're telling anyone that approaches anyone they believe is suspicious to notify the police department, but at this time, the person is not apprehended. there's no reason for to us believe that he's not still armed. >> o'donnell: can you confirm that there was a malfunction with the camera system? was it just one camera or all the cameras in that subway station? >> no, i can't confirm. i know we were having a problem. we attempted to retrieve whatever video was possible. >> o'donnell: what concerns you the most, given that this suspect is still on the loose? >> it's larger than this suspect. what concerns me most is what i've been talking about for several months now, that we have many rivers that are feeding the sea of violence in our city and
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cities across america. and it's time for all lawmakers to be on the same page. the over-proliferation of guns. we remove 1,800 guns off our streets in a little over three months, similar to the gun that was used. it's time for us to get serious about the guns in our city, including those guns. >> o'donnell: more than three million people use the subway every day in new york city. what are you doing to make sure the commuters feel safe? >> well, number one, i'm one of them. i believe our subway system is one of the finest systems in the country, and it's going to play a vital role in our recovery effort. today, immediately, we're going to double down on our patrol strength. if i was not here, recovering from covid, i would be on that subway system today because i think as the mayor, you have to lead from the front. >> o'donnell: that was our interview with new york city mayor eric adams. let's turn now to the economy, with those stunning new inflation numbers out today.
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the labor department's consumer price index rose by 8.5% in march compared to a year ago. that is the fastest pace in more than 40 years. gas prices accounted for over half the monthly increase. president biden traveled to iowa today to unveil a new plan to drive down those rising gas prices. and with higher prices on food to gas to rent, inflation impacts everyone, but especially those struggling to make ends meet. cbs' janet shamlian has the real-world impact of rising prices. >> reporter: inflation, slicing into profits at roegels barbecue in houston. brisket has gone up 40 cents a pounds in the last few days. russell roegels orders 2,200 pounds a week. how had inflation impacted your business? >> inflation has impacted everything about our business. i mean, anything from the proteins to the paper goods to the chemicals we use to clean. every single thing that we use has gone up. >> reporter: and those costs get
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passed along. >> you do have to raise your prices, but you can only go up so much before you price yourself out of the market. they'll look at the menu board and look down, like, "whoa, you went up." i'm like, look, we have to, we don't have a choice." >> reporter: there's pain across the board. even with wages rising, the average household is now spending $327 more every month on goods and services. meat prices are up almost 15%. overall food prices nearly 9%. energy prices skyrocketing 32% in the past year. and in just a month, gas prices jumped a whopping 18%. in florida, it cost second-grade teacher kristin auter almost $90 this week to fill her tank. >> which was brutal, but the groceries is really, really taking a toll. unless teachers get a massively huge pay increase, i can't afford to continue being a teacher.
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i have to put my family first. >> reporter: russell roegels thought after the pandemic the worst was behind him. times now, he says, are even leaner. >> ourchoices are: go up on pricing, cut our quality, cut our portions, or close the doors. i don't want to do the last three. so we have to go up on pricing to survive. >> reporter: a new study finds 75% of small businesses have had these are companies that wer to raise prices. these are companies that were already struggling to retain workers, and they now fear inflation could do them in. norah. >> o'donnell: impacting so many. janet shamlian, thank you. let's turn now to the war in ukraine. president biden today described vladimir putin as a dictator who is committing genocide. that is a term that u.s. officials have not used until now. ukraine today said it captured a high-level putin crony who escaped from house arrest when the war started. late today, ukraine president volodymyr zelenskyy proposed swapping him for ukranian
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prisoners held by russia. and tonight, with peace talks at a dead end, russia's invasion force is preparing for new attacks in the east and the south. we get more now from cbs' chris livesay in ukraine. >> reporter: while his troops are retreating from kyiv, a defiant vladimir putin insists he will still win the war. its goals are noble, helping people, saving them from nazism, he says, adding that atrocities such as those committed in bucha, the aftermath witnessed by cbs news, were faked. but they couldn't be more real, says ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy, warning that civilian torture and death follow every russian boot print with the war entering a new stage of terror. even scarier acts, he says, are taking place in mariupol. ukrainian forces claim they were struck with a poisonous substance while unconfirmed, the reports are being taken seriously by the u.s..
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>> this is a real concern. it's a concern that we had from before the aggression started. >> reporter: if confirmed, it adds to a mounting list of russian war crimes, one that includes the indiscriminate use of land mines. ukrainian forces are detonating those left in the city of kharkiv, some inside people's homes. "what are they looking for," says nadezhda kanisheva. "there are no military objects here, only chicken coops." russian troops are now streaming into what's become the primary theater of this war, forcing fle >> it was like nightmare, really, because this is really horrible all the time. >> reporter: according to the u.n., nearly two-thirds of ukraine's children have been displaced, a nightmare, indeed, for the most vulnerable. and this war is not limited to the traditional battlefield. today, ukraine revealed it
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narrowly dodged e st rattacsince the russianinva. it tarted ukraine's energy two million people. norah. >> o'donnell: chris livesay in ukraine. thank you. back here at home, more than 100 million people are in the path of a major storm system moving across the middle of the country with threats of thunderstorms, damaging winds, and tornadoes. a severe storm last night dropped hail stones the size of baseballs in northwest arkansas, damaging cars and buildings. for the forecast let's bring in meteorologist mike bettes from our partners at the weather channel. good evening, mike. >> reporter: good evening, norah. yes, multiple states under the gun for severe weather once again, showing you a virtual view of little rock, arkansas, and what conditions will look like later on this evening with damaging wind, hail, tornadoes all possible across arkansas. it won't be the only state threatened. across the south, all the way through the midwest, intense storms could race through iowa and the midwest. we do it all again tomorrow. our exclusive image shows the
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number higher than 7. the higher the number, the higher of the threat, especially across the south that extends all the way to the great lakes. if that weren't enough, the storm system responsible for an epic april blizzard across the dakotas. two feet is possible. >> o'donnell: that's tough. mike bettes, thank you. still ahead right here on tonight's "cbs evening news," an update in the case of the two fake agents. why a judge says they shouldn't be kept behind bars. and the oklahoma governor signs off on the strictest abortion law in the country. and the oklahoma governor signs off on the strictest abortion law in the country. even on moderate pain. salonpas. it's good medicine
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>> o'donnell: tonight, a judge here in washing >> o'donnell: tonight, a judge here in washington ordered the release of two men accused of impersonating federal agents, allowing them to await trial under house arrest. the judge said prosecutors failed to prove the suspects had any connection to foreign intelligence. investigators say the men gave gifts to secret service agents, including one who protected first lady jill biden, possibly trying to infiltrate the law enforcement agency. prosecutors have until tomorrow to appeal the decision. oklahoma's governor has signed into law the most restrictive abortion policy in the country. the law makes it a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, to perform an abortion at any stage of pregnancy. the only exception being to save the life of the mother. several republican-led states have moved to restrict abortions ahead of an expected supreme court ruling on mississippi's
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15-week abortion ban. british prime minister boris johnson has been slapped with an undisclosed fine for breaching covid protocols and participating in parties during the pandemic. johnson has resisted calls to resign over the so-called "partygate" scandal and apologized for his actions saying at the time he didn't think he was breaking the rules. coming up next, we remember comedian gilbert gottfried. family is just very important. she's my sister and we depend on each other a lot. she's the rock of the family. she's the person who holds everything together. it's a battle, you know. i'm going to be there. keytruda and chemotherapy meant treating my cancer with two different types of medicine. in a clinical trial, keytruda and chemotherapy was proven to help people
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.>> o'donnell: on tomorrow's >> o'donnell: on tomorrow's "cbs evening news," we'll have the latest on the investigation into the brooklyn subway shooting and what we're learning about the suspect. and a reminder: if you can't watch us live, don't forget to set your dvr so you can watch us later. that is tonight's "cbs evening news." i'm norah o'donnell in our nation's capital. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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right now at 7:00. >> breaking news, police identify a third suspect wanted in the deadliest mass shooting in sacrament of history. >> the judges in alameda county have not been holding people accountable for committing violent crime in the city. >> harsh words from the oakland police chief after a string of deadly shootings. new arrests into bay area robberies that have gone viral online. inflations biking in the bay area. where we are all feeling that impacts. >> plus, why bidens new gas mandate may not have an impact on prices. >> pointing out my brother, there's no way she's missing. she is perfectly fine, i guarantee it. and other california mother
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faking her own kidnapping in a case that attracted national attention. how soon we could see steph curry take the court once again. >> we do have making news in the past hour, sacrament a police releasing this picture of a third suspect in a downtown mass shooting that left six people dead and 12 wounded. officer say they are searching for 27-year-old mattila payton. officers have made multiple attests to arrest him and have exhausted all leads. payton already has a arrest warrant out for felony domestic violence. detectives believe he was one of the five shooters involved in the shooting on april 3rd. they say it all stemmed from an altercation involving two groups of men. only one gun was recovered at the scene. earlier this month, police arrested two brothers in connection with the shooting, both with lengthy criminal histories. >> right now on kpix 5 news at 7:00 and streaming on cbs


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