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remembered for her warmth, kindness, and creative flare. georgina callander was 18, a college student and a huge fan of pop singer ariana grande. john atkinson was 26, a dancer. his dance company described him as an amazingly happy, gentle person. "the sun" posted a photo of the man who took their lives, and mark phillips has the latest now on how it happened. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: it was an attack not on a crowd of concertgoers, but on innocence itself. first, a thud. then confusion. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: then panic. the audience for ariana grande is young, often in their early teens, often female, sometimes of elementary school age. this was the deliberate rg
an arena for sinful parties, isis called it, in their admission of responsibility. . >> we were in the arena, and we i just ran for my life. >> just really confused. there was a big bang, the smell of smoke, and everyone was screaming and crying. >> reporter: the bomber had come to the concert from a manchester neighborhood a few miles away where police were searching today. a swat team blew its way into the home of a 22-year-old local man police say was known to them and who himself died in the murderous blast he set off. manchester police chief ian hopkins: >> i can confirm that the man suspected of carrying out last night's atrocity is 22-year-old salman abedi. however, he has not yet been formally named by the coroner, and i wouldn't wish to, therefore, comment any further about him. >> reporter: a major
trying to determine whether salman abedi had acted alone, as the police first said, or whether he had help in planning his attack and building his bomb. either way, this taesks another example of home-grown terror. police made at least one arrest today of a 23-year-old man they said was in connection with the bombing. the bomb had been built to kill and maim, packed with nuts, bolts, and nails. and it even left those concert-goers who survived traumatized. >> you wouldn't think something like that would happen to you. >> yeah. >> and then when it happens to you it's just so, like, unreal, you don't-- >> reporter: how do you feel this morning? >> it really hits you. >> still trying to get in contact with everybody that we haven't. it's been awful. >> reporter: manchester, a proud working class town, now joins london and berlin and nice and brussels and madrid and all the r
have died in europe's current rein of terror. some details are emerging about the suspect in the bombing, salman abedi. he was a local man who dropped out of college, atened a moderate, not a radical moscow. how he was radicalized, where did he learn to build such a lethal bomb, and did he have any help? and if he was known to police, was there a security failing that contributed to this tragedy? he's are all questions now being asked here, scott. >> pelley: mark phillips for us tonight. mark, thank you. the people of manchester speak way distinct dialect known as "the mank " accent. you can thank peter noone of herman's hermits or davey jones of the monkees. today, their mayor spoke for the entire city with pride. >> they opened their doors to strangerstrangers and drove they from danger. they gave the best possible me
seek to divide us. and it will be that spirit of manchester that will prevail and hold us together. >> pelley: they opened their hearts and stood in line to give blood. they tweeted offers of help for anyone in need. one offer of help came from a taxi driver, saf ismail. here's jonathan vigliotti. >> there were so many people coming out. and the thing that was getting me was it was the age. >> reporter: how old? >> oh, young. and it was, like, seeing my daughter there. and my daughter's 15. and she was going to come to this concert. >> reporter: she was supposed to go. >> she was supposed to go but it of but she changed her mind a couple of months ago because she had exams coming up. >> reporter: the girls that were dropping off, were they injured? what were they like? >> they weren't injured but they were crying, shouting, scream, and just basically very, very
high. it's like seeing your own flesh and blood walking. >> reporter: you're a pakistani muslim. >> i am. >> reporter: you have grown up here most of your life. people in the aftermath of this say it's dangerous in manchester, a no-go zone. smat the manchester you know? >> no, no. these people are very strong, very, very strong. we have our differences, but we get together and we stay together. >> reporter: saf made three trips last night, and managed to cram 24 people into the back of his van. he provided a safe place amid so much chaos. scott. >> pelley: jonathan vigliotti here in manchester. thanks. well, echoes of what happened here made it all the way across the atlantic, of course, and here is our justice correspondent jeff pegues. >> reporter: within minutes of the attack in manchester, new york city police dispatched heavy weapons teams to high-profile locations like madison square garden. in the dallas area,
made a show of force at a john legend concert. the bombing at the ariana grande concert exposed the outside of arenas as potential soft targets. ron hosko was a former assistant director of the f.b.i. >> the goal, obviously, for these folks, i don't have to hurt everyone. i just have to make my mark. >> reporter: hosko says terrorists view people entering and exiting event, from papal masses to hockey games, as easy targets. typically, security is relaxed when an event ends. you exhale because the event's over. >> that's right. >> reporter: but what manchester shows is that maybe you have to rethink that. >> that's right. and rethink how do we push security? and we've seen this at airport as well. how do we push the security perimeters back in a way that just doesn't make the choke point further back? >> reporter: but in some places, it's not practical to change the brim primters. correspondent don dahler is in new york's times square.
challenging here in times square where 300 to 500,000 people pass through this pedestrian plaza on any given day. with eight streets and multiple sidewalks converging here, this is a vulnerable area that police say they simply cannot make 100% safe. >> reporter: police acknowledge that they can't do it alone and that there is strengths streng in numbers. in new york, these subway posters encourage people to watch for danger. police say tips have stopped violent attacks. scott, the f.b.i. has said that terrorist attacks in this country could have been stopped in only someone had reported suspicious activity. >> pelley: jeff pegues, thanks. soon after the blast, ariana grande tweeted, "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so sorry. y don't have words." the singer flew home to florida on a private jet today, and there are reports that her
off. president trump had this reaction while appearing today with the palestinian authority, president mahmoud abbas, in bethlehem. >> so many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life. i won't call them "monsters." 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're losers. and we'll have more of them. but they're losers, just remember that. >> pelley: mr. trump and the first lady later flew to rome. tomorrow he will meet with pope
senate panel grilled a top intelligence official that mr. trump had tried to get him to say that there is no evidence his campaign colluded with russia. this was first reported in the "washington post" and has now been confirmed by cbs news. here is our chief congressional correspondent nancy cordes. >> is that an accurate reporting, direct coats? >> reporter: the director of national intelligence, dan coats, was reluctant today to speak out about the man who appointed him. >> i don't feel it's appropriate to characterize discussions and conversations with the president. >> reporter: cbs news has confirmed that the president asked coats to push back on the f.b.i.'s russia investigation. mr. trump made the same request of n.s.a. director mike rogers. >> have you talked about this issue with admiral rogers? >> that is-- that is something that i--wo
that question at this particular point in time. >> reporter: across the capitol, former c.i.a. director, john brennan, described in the greatest detail yet why the trump campaign team first came under scrutiny. >> i was aware of intelligence and information about contacts between russian fors and u.s. persons that raised concerns, in my mind bwhether or not those individuals were cooperating with the russians. >> reporter: by last july, he said, the volume of contacts was large enough to warrant the creation of a working group made up of agents from the c.i.a., f.b.i., and n.s.a. >> having been involved in many counter-intelligence cases in the past, i know what the russians try to do. they try to suborn individuals, and they try to get individuals, including u.s. persons, to act on their behalf, either wittingly or unwittingly. and frequently individuals who go along the treasonous path do not even realize they're along that path untt
bit too late. >> reporter: california democrat jackie speier. >> were you aware that they were attempting to cultivate then-real estate developer donald trump for almost eight years? >> i'm not going to talk about any individuals. >> reporter: republicans, like south carolina's trey gowdy, noted that contact alone was not proof wrongdoing. >> did you see evidence of collusion, coordination, conspiracy between donald trump and russian state actors? >> i saw information intelligence that was worthy of investigation by the bureau to determine whether or not such cooperation or conclusion was taking place? >> what was the nature of the information? >> as i said, mr. gowdy, i think this committee now has access to the type of information that i'm alluding to here. it's classified, and i'm happy to talk about it in classified session. >> reporter: brennan revealed for the first time today that he reached out to his russian counter-part last year and told
price if it didn't stop trying to meddle in the u.s. election. scott, the russian official denied the charges but told brennan that he would take his concerns to vladimir putin. >> pelley: nancy cordes on capitol hill. thanks. coming up next on the cbs evening news, from manchester, the sobering truth about drinking and breast cancer. and later, we'll remember 007, sir roger moore. (becky) i started smoking when i was 16. now i have end-stage copd. my tip is; if you keep smoking, your freedom may only go as far as your oxygen tube. (announcer) you can quit. for free help, call 1-800-quit-now. all umm...ed. you wouldn't want your painter to quit part way, i think you missed a spot. so when it comes to pain relievers,
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virginia, paris, nice, london, manchester-- the hate never quite explodes. we think we found out why right here. ( applause ) at 6:00 this evening, they filled albert square below their great, gothic town hall. these are the crusaders isis ridiculed, but they call themselves man ciewnian, derived from the founding of manchester by rome in 79 a.d. what we notice is how young they are and how diverse. islam is manchester's second largest religion. >> the people of manchester will remember the victims forever, and we will defy the terrorists by all our diverse communities. ( applause ).
basically. and try and teach my children what's right and wrong. >> i think it's really important as, i grew up here, and this is my home, and i want to show, you know-- even if i'm on the edge of the crowd-- you know, we're here. we're showing we're standing against this. >> and essentially send a message through our solidarity that they would not win. we will succeed, and we will overcome. >> we're not going to be cowed by them. they're not going to be put off from big crowds. >> pelley: the crusaders in the square were black and white and brown, jewish, muslim, christian, hindu, and sikh. turns out, the secret of the civilized world is not united we stand. it's divided we stand. richer, stronger for our diversity. and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. from
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morning in manchester. >> these are children, young people and their families. those responsible chose to terrorize and kill. >> and security measures to protect concert goers here in the dmv. >> one of our graduates in the prime of his life has fallen victim to an unprovoked assault. >> a graduation ceremony minus one. young people discuss the violence, the hate that claimed one of their own. >> i do not know if such collusion existed. >> and the mom shell on the hill today. what the excia had to say. tonight the uk's threat level has been raised to critical.