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57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. at least 22 people were killed and 59 injured in a suicide bombing just outside an arena in manchester england. this morning authorities confirm children are among the dead. the attacker took aim at an ariana grande concert. she just finished her set and thanked the crowd when the explosion went off. social media video shows a is your well scene of pink balloons hovering over fans fleeing for their lives. >> everyone was leaving. i just looked up to where i heard it coming from. people were screaming. >> while islamic state supporters are celebrating the attack on social media, there's been no official claim of responsibility. police believe one man, a suicide bomber who died in the blast carried outhe
authorities aren't sure if he acted alone. he used an improviced explosive device detonating it as ariana grande walked off stage. the stunned star tweeted broken from the bottom of my heart, i'm so, so sorry. i have no words. the manchester arena is the largest indoor arena in europe capable of hold 20,000 and the explosion was in the foyer leading from the manchester arena to a train and subway station. we find mark phillips not far from that station. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. very shocking morning here and not just on one level but on several. not just the size of the death toll, 22 so far. somewhere over 50 still injured. that death toll could still go up. but the age of those victims of this blast. ariana grande's fan base is a young one from 6 to 16. the police have already said that many of the
young people. they would not be surprised if a large percentage of those who were killed and injured were, in fact, very young. as you said this blast did not take place within the concert arena proper but rather at an entranceway that the crowd was leaving at the end of the concert. a place where many parents gathered to meet their kids coming out of the concert. the security arrangements and this concert had them, of course, as aldo these days took place further inside the perimeter than that. so the bomber was not actually in the crowd but appears to have approached the audience as it was leaving the crowd. police say they think it was a single suicide bomber and that he acted alone. however, they say that there's an ongoing investigation to try to determine whether he had any help in the preparation of this attack. that ongoing security operation has tied up the city of
the whole center of manchester this morning is on a lockdown. people waking up trying to go about their lives in as normal way as possible but in a state of deep shock after this tragic event. >> thank you very much, mark phillips. officials estimate 20,000 people were leaving the arena as the blast went off. most in the crowd were young teens and women. we want to take you now, though, to israel where president donald trump is visiting bethlehem. schedule to meet with the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas but he has some remarks to make now. let's listen in. mahmoud abbas is speaking right there. as soon as president trump makes any comments we'll take threw. as i was saying most of the people in the crowd were women, teens and children and some of
pick up their children as they were leaving, leaving entire families rocked by this carnage. >> we were on the side street and next thing a big flash, a big bang. a big flash. and then a woosh of air and just thought what was that? >> everyone just started running. people were screaming and crying. well the heritage foundation specializes in terrorism and national security issues. robin, good morning. i want to ask you about this idea of targeting a location where we know that there are young people in crowd, women, teenagers. could this have played a role in this selection of the target or more that 20,000 people were in one location? >>
target. it's possible -- it seems to me an unlikely coincidence. i think this has been very specifically targeted. an american performer as well that made some kind of determination in terms of the target, if we presume it was a suicide bomber, which hasn't been confirmed yet but that's what the indication seems to point towards. and it would be an attack even by the standards of attack that europe has suffered in recent years. the fallout of it will go quite far and wide. >> indeed. not the first time we've seen terrorists target an entertainment venue either. what we know so far at least from officials about this incident is that it was a single bomber. police say they are not sure if this person acted alone or not. where do investigators go from
here? it appears he used as an improviced explosive device. >> there's a lot for authorities to do. first thing you have to say they will try to find the identity of the bomber. then they will try to find out is he on our radar, do we know him, do we have any intelligence on him already. who is in his network. does he have a network of friends also on the radar. what kind of electronic footprint has he left? who has he been earn mailing. does he have encrypted mailing apps. has he traveled to syria or iraq. has he left the country recently? can they get his passport and get a picture of his movement over the last few months. there's so much to do on this. it's going to be a task for the authorities in the hours a
days ahead. >> robin, what's the likelihood of somebody using an improviced explosive device, aclone wolf, self-radicalized and not have any assistance. >> i would be dubious. it's not impossible. using that kind of device. it's not like going to buy a knife or hiring a car to carry out an attack. it carries out a level of expertise to put together an ied. it suggests the guy had training. of course, we don't know that for sure. putting together an ied like that would push me towards there was a broader network than this being a lone wolf. >> can we talk a little bit about the venue, this large arena. from some of the information we're getting the explosion took place in the foyer area. i know at this point many of these arenas of security, people
are being scanned when they go in. so i don't know if the person involved here couldn't get in, but it appears to me that no matter how large you make a security barrier, you're still going to have a problem with sort of bottlenecks or where people are coming in or out and there will be areas of concern. >> that's right. also there's so many soft targets for terrorists to pick from. if it's not music venues then it's restaurant, if not restaurants there's sports stadiums. there's a limit that we can expect the police to be able to and the organizers of such events able to do. ultimately this requires intelligence to stop these kind of attacks and there are intelligence agencies they do a terrific job but they won't get it right every time.
it's impossible to get it right every time. then you look at trying to dismantle the ideology that would inspire people to carry out these kind of vicious and heinous attacks. that's a generational fight. so we'll be seeing more attacks like this, unfortunately in the years ahead. >> robin simcox, thank you so much. we are waiting to hear from president trump. he's currently visiting israel. he's in bethlehem where he has plans to meet with mahmoud abbas. in the meantime two leaders are speaking now. as soon as president trump begins to speak we'll take you there live. ahead on "cbs this morning" continuing coverage of the manchester attack. we'll talk with fran townsend and michael morell and there will be continuing coverage throughout the day on cbs.
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early this morning american force raided a suspected al qaeda compound in central yemen. the pentagon says seven members of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula were killed. there were no american casualties. a combination of small arms fire and precision air strikes were deployed with the support of yemen's government. now to the ongoing investigation concerning alleged collusion between the trump campaign and the russians. president trump reportedly asked top intelligence officials in march to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of his campaign's collusion with russia. both the national intelligence director dan coats and director of national security agency michael rogers refused. according to "the washington post". in february the president allegedly asked then fbi director james comey to squash the investigation. comey has agreed to testify before the senate intelligence committee. and the two top members o
committee say they will vigorously pursue the testimony of former national security adviser michael flynn. michael flynn has refuse a subpoena or hand over documents. ine other headlines, jury selection is under way in bill cosby's trial and the attorney general defies sanctuary cities. here's a check of the morning newsstand. the "pittsburgh post gazette" says five jurors have been chosen for bill cosby's sexual abuse trial. due to pre-trial publicity jury selection was moved to pittsburgh. the suspect in a fatal campus stabbing was denied bond. sean urbanski is charged in the death of richard collins. "the washington post" says attorney general jeff sessions is d
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forecast in some cities around the country. british newspapers this morning are reflecting on the nation's grief after the attack. survivors say the explosion panicked the crowd. >> then everyone just started running. didn't know what was going on. everyone was like tripping over us. it was just awful. >> just really confused. a big bang. you could smell smoke. everyone is screaming and crying. didn't know what was going on. we were kind of hoping it wasn't
it ended upping the worse. >> everyone was running towards the door. >> like really scared. investigators believe the attacker died in the explosion. shortly after the attack facebook activated its safety check feature to allow users to let family and friends know they were safe as the streets of manchester flooded with people trying to get away from the arena. more than 50 children were given shelter at a nearby holiday inn as they waited for their parents to pick them up. now the president, president trump has been traveling in israel over the past day or so. he's in bethlehem. this morning he had some comments about the manchester terror attack. >> so many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life. i won't call them
because they would like that term. they would think that's a great name. i will call them from now on losers, because that's what they are. they are losers. and we'll have more of them. but they are losers. just remember that. >> we will continue our coverage of the manchester terror attack. we'll be right back. you're watching the "cbs morning news". so you get more "life" per roll. bounty, the quicker picker upper tech: when your windshield needs to be fixed... trust safelite autoglass. for these parents, driving around was the only way to get their baby to sleep. so when their windshield got cracked... customer: we can't drive this car. tech: ...they wanted it fixed right. so they scheduled with safelite. our exclusive trueseal technology means a strong, reliable bond,
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allyson rae standing by. good morning allyson. >> it is going to be a foggy start this morning. we're talking more rain in the forecast. however, the first thing that you're going to notice this morning is that there's going to be some lower visibility around due to that low lying fog. we're at 63 degrees. mild out there, but that dew point is relatively high. it's not a humid day by any means. frederick, your visibility is zero. so everywhere else is doing okay. the district, we're at 10 miles. there are some areas near bodies of water or low lying areas you are going to run into patchy dense fog. 270 and parts of 70 are going to be impacted by this. if that's part of your morning commute, take note of that. showers are going to be moving in as early as this afternoon. it is not going to be a washout until really about dinner time and thereafter. temperatures will be the coolest today. we're going to stay just shy of 70 degrees for most areas. isolated showers and then a steady rain will arrive
we'll time it out on your futurecast coming up. good news that our commute won't be as wet as yesterday. we do already have an accident. if you are on the beltway heading northbound between gallows road and route 29 watch out there. we've had reports of an accident and seeing delays as you're heading toward 66. also if you're on 15th street in northwest, you're going to see some utility work going on, and then we also have utility work going on by south clark street at crystal drive. i am seeing delays, jefferson davis highway slow in both directions. this is all by national airport. this here is for utility work as well. we have mcarthur boulevard still being impacted by utility work. a lot of utility work and construction and just that one accident on the inner loop of the beltway. oh, my gosh! what's
oh, my god >> at least 22 people have been confirmed dead in what is being investigated now as an act of terrorism in manchester england. ariana grande fans were filing out of a concert when an explosion went off near one of the entrances. members of the united nations security council are set to hold an emergency meeting to talk about responses to north korea's latest ballistic missile test. jury selection will continue for the bill cosby sexual assault case. three men and two women have been chosen to serve. >> o. j. simpson could be released this year on parole after spending nearly a decade behind bars. he is scheduled for a parole hearing in july. that's a look at what's going on, the news at 4:30 starts right now. good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. of
grande concert explosion being investigated as terrorism right now. first we are outside here on the weather terrace. it's a great morning actually weather-wise. >> it's warm, but you know what it looks like the rain is not going to quit. we're going to get a break in the clouds soon but more rain ahead. >> more so into the evening hours. not everybody might see the rain today, but we have a lot of rain to go through for the next seven days. so bear with me. we have a lot to cover on the seven-day forecast. still a comfortable start for the most part. 63 increase. wind are going to -- 63 degrees. winds are going to stay out of the north. temperatures are cool enough that we have some pretty dense fog out there. i'm going to keep my eye on this. we're going to be watching how dense this fog starts to expand. right now into frederick and gaithersburg. showers will be here. the trend is a lot of these computer models are not agreeing on this. between noon and 6:00 tonight some
steadier showers push on in and especially for areas east of 95 and south of the district, you're going to have a better chance of showers. count on bringing the umbrella today if you are going to be out after the lunch hour. coming up we'll talk about more rain headed your way and how it's going to impact your holiday weekend. we'll look ahead to that. i mentioned all that utility work going on. mcarthur boulevard, that third area where we're seeing utility work. this has been going on since last week. fox hall road between there and reservoir road is where we're seeing those delays and where you can't get around. they're still working to fix that pipe that burst. the same on 15th street northwest, northbound lanes being blocked for utility work as well, and then one more area down by national airport if you're by south clark street, crystal city drive area, slow traffic on jefferson davis highway. more utility work. within the past 15 minutes president trump wrapped up a news conference with paleia