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in select markets during the 2017 cookie season. patrick: hopefully we are one of them. world news is next. tonight, breaking news. tense moments on the campaign trail. the secret service rushes the stage at a hillary clinton rally. as donald trump tonight stands by his words aimed at, quote, second amendment people, that they could do something. and late today, this image. a man climbing trump tower. police watching. also tonight, the police officer who diharged a live roundg a practice drill, killing a wife, a tired librarian. the news conference late today. severe weather at this hour. a tornado just confirmed here in the northeast. and the flood worries tonight across the south. the webcam warning. parents who thought they were protecting their twin daughters, strangers then hacking into that camera. gold rush. michael phel and that moment with his rye value.
why is that pool green? good evening. and as we come on the air tonight, several breaking stories on the campaign trail. and a bizarre scene playing out right now. let's go to live pictures from midtown manhattan, right here in new york. a drama playing out at trump tower here in new york city for quite some time now. a climber scaling the -story tower. there are reports police have removed two windows, in fact, you can see the removed there. that's the 21stfloor. they removed the windows to communicate with the climber right the, who obviously has ma it to the 1 or 20th floor the. what happens next is the question. he had been climbing the tower using what appears to be giant suction cups, just above fifth avenue here in new york city, causing quite a secene here in the localtations and for people, pedestrians down below.
gio, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, david, ts is one of the most bizarre stories. you can see him there on the 20th floor. he still has that backpack on, and that's what's concerned so many people. what's inside the backpack? why is he scaling up this tower? they just don't know yet, right now, but they do say that they believe he's a stuntman, in fact, they say he's clearly a stuntman but, they don't know what he's doing or if he is dangerous right now. let's look at some of the pictures from earlier today. tower. social media showing him starting around 00 p.m. these photos tak from inside the tower. wearing a backpack and using giant suction cups, he scaled the building fro floor to floor, oidiav capture. >> you see the guy climbing. you see the police, they said, mattresses, inflata so, if he falls, they can catch him. >> we want to go back to the pictures now.
tower in midwn manhattan. officers are reaching out to him. he, too, is still theren the ladder. it is unclear, obviously, what they are saying to this man, but they have been watching him all often. they are going to pull him in through that window? >> reporter: that's what i looks like. looks like they are tryg to do that. the trump organization is also saying tonight this man performe ridiculous and dangerous stunt. there's damage to the building. he caused unnecessary deployment of new york's his safety. that coming from the trump organization. because what they want to make sure -- they don't want to say anything that's going to make this man fall. they wan to keep him safe. again, they don't kw why he's done this. >> and as we'reng aki the live pictures now, you can see that the suction cups that we were talking about, he's pulled back out and he's actually put on the window adjacent to where the new york city police officers are standing inside that window. the question now is, what is he going to do, is he going to crawl into that window?
would assume would be there, you know, command to come into that building, and to comensafely, after the scenehe's caused over fifth avenue here in new york. gio, how many people are gathered down there on the scen watching this plut? >> reporter: right now, across four different blocks here, david, we're seeing hundreds of people. i mean, you can just imagine, fifth avenue, one of the major tourist destinations here in new york city. and this is just in so many ws st shu down. look, they just grabbed him, david. >> and they through that window. can you e hisegs there. they have h in through the window on what we believe to be the 21st floor of the trump tower here in new york. they had opened that window for precisely that reon,o communicate with whoever this climber is, ando try t get him of harm way and back into that building. certainly, the questions to follow. gio benitez on the scene for us. that scene playing out at trump tower this afternoon. we will, in the meantime, go to the campaign trail. donald trump, far from trump
away, in fact, in virginia. standing firm after the controversy caused by his remarks about hillary clinton and his comments to, quote, second amendment people. here's abc's tom lmas. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump still feeli the hea after this comment on the campaign trail that some interpreted to be a threat to hillary clinton. >> hillary wants to abolish, ntiay abolish, the second amendment. if she gets to p nothing you can do, folks. although the second amendment people, maybe there, i don't know. reporter: trump seeming to overhat comment.for the backlash >> becausey can ta a little story, that isn story and make it into a big deal, happen so much. we have to protect our second amendment, which is under siege. remember that. remember that. it's under siege. >> reporter: prominent trump supporters say he was joking, not inciting violence. trump himself explains it this
political power, there is tremendous political power to save the second amendment, tremendous. they have in terms of votes, and that's what i waseferri to, obviy. >> reporter: trump refuting a cnn report that the secret service had reached out to his campaign to discuss his comment, tweeting, "no such meeting or conversation ever happened. a made-up story but low ratings cnn." but evenpeaker paul ryan, who supporters this after his primary win last nig. >> it's simple to prey on people's fears. that stuff sells, but oesn't stick. >> reporter: in a scathing op-ed in "the new york times," columnist thomas friedma writing that quote, "trump knows what he is doing, and it is so dangerous in today's world." writing about lone wolves, he writes, "they hear the signal in the noise." even joe scarborough writing in
donald trump haseft the republican party few options but to actecisively and get this political train wreck off the tracks before somethterrib happens. >> and tom llamas with u live tonight, and tom, the nra standing firmly behind donald trump, particularly in the form of a major new ad bought? >> reporter: david, this is the largest single ad buy in favor of trump. it's a $3 million ad buy, and in that commercial, which will run on b th internet, they makehe argument ttillary clinton is a hypocrite for living with 30 years of armed guards protecting her while trying to restrict gun rights. david? >> tom llamas, thank you. meantime, hillary clinton campaigning in iowa, and in the hours after these headlines, a scare for her t, as the secret service rushed the stage. abc's cecilia vega on that part of the story tonight. >> repter: the secret service rushing in as hillary clinton spoke in iowa today.
rights protester who tried to rush the stage. clinton didn't flinch. >> superpower of the 21st century. >> reporter: officers dragging the protester out. >> and some people get a little carried away. have you noticed that? >> reporter: the scene comes just 24 hours after trump made those controversial comments about the second amend. >> although the second amendment people, maybe there is, i don't know. reporter: but tonight, clinton has some fighting words of her own >> rep cliorter:on now says her opponent is inciting violence. >> and if you are running to be president, or you are president of the united states, words can have tremendous consequences. yesterday, we witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments from donald trump that crossed the line. >> reporter: also tonight, more e-mail troubles. the state department releasing
about donations to thelint fars.aon in exchange for in one, foundationff directs clinton aide huma abedin to connect a top foundation nor with the u.s. ambassador to lebanon, writing, "thiss very important." today, the clinton campaign sayi , "hillary clinton never ctiotook a as secretary of state because of donations to thinton undation." buru says the e-mails exposed pay for play connectis. >> answering new qst those e- andmails, cecilia with live,s well, night. in the meantime, cecilia, the clinton campaign aims to keep ving forward, by reaching out to republicans. reporte republicans and independents, david. and they are now venturing into some republican strongholds like arizona and georgia. es previously off-limits to a lot of democrats. they are hoping to tap into some of this discontent with donald trump, david. >> cecilia vega, thank you. next this evening, a tragic accident taking the lifef a
the police chief calling it, quote, unimaginable. mary noll on the, who was taking rt in a police department xhupty outreach workshop was randomly chosen to play a victim in the exercise. she was then shot accidentally and killed by an officer who didn't know that one of his bullets was live. abc's phillip mena is in florida tonight. >> we are mourning and missing mary, as she was a vital member of our community. >> reporter: at a citizen training session at the punta g gorda, florida, police station, 73-year-old m knowas chosen at random from 35 participants to participate in a shoot, don't shoot, drill, deed t show how police make when she was mistakenly struck with live und. >> suddenly there were three loud gunshots. she went down onto the ground. >> reporter: knowlton, aedir librarian originally from
her son is devastated, but says he forgives the officer, and she would, too. >> she really supported the ce. that's why they nt there last ght, just to show their support. >> reporter: the chief of police, who wlso the when it happened, said real weapons had been used before. yo as the chief of police, will allow a real weapon to be used again at a citizens academy like this? >> the answer is absolutely not. >> reporter: abc news has involved theee cole. cole wasnvolved in a controversial traffic stop late last year. his canine taking down a cy cyclist. cole was cared by the department, but that cyclist is suing the department, and the lawsuit is pend officole has been placed on administrative leave. and the florida department of law enforcement is investigating. david? phil>> p, thank you. and from baltimore this evening, the police are propsing reforms after a scathing report,
the death ofie fredd gray in police custody, sparked riotsn thatcity. the justice department finding the police engaged in a pattern of unlawful behavior, including overaggressive tcsnd the targeting of african-americans in the ci's poorest neigorods. next to rio here, and the and absolute gol rush for team usa. michael phelps winning two more gold medals, his personal total now more than 189 countries and all of olympic histo gold. and the american women gymnastics team winning by an historic margin. look at the standings so far. american athletes still ahead in the medal count. and with phelps and those gymnasts slated for more competition, there is more gold to come, we hope. abc'matt gutman in rio tonight. >> reporter: not bad for a guy who retired a couple years back. michael phelps now out of retirement, chugging his way to
elps notching his 21st gold medal after a particularly personal race. facing off against his south african rival, chad le clos, who beat h in the 2012 london games. th clos glancing at he phelps in next lane. th nightot yet over. phelps then hitting the pool for the men's relay, alongside ryan lochte. before diving in, one of his sw the swimmers wearing two to increase speed and stability. the top cap is made out of silicon to c through the water. phelps, as the anchor, was so spent after the win, he could bare ly pull himself out of the pool. a few years ag phelps grinned for a picture alongside this little blond girl. but last night, that girl is the 19-year-old woman, katie ledecky with her third gold. earlier in the week, the swimmer
and leaving competitors five seconds behind in her wake. per events ranging from the 200 to the 1,500 freestyle. is that like, being, you know, a great marathoner and being uin bolt at the same time? >> exactly. >> she crushes it every time. >> reporter: but it wasn't all celebratory in the pool. olympic officials now in damage control over this. green algae growing in the water. look at the difference between monday's competition and the international swimming federation confirming that the water tanks ran out of some of the chemicals used in the water treatment process. the women's gymnastics team, a high wire act. the final five, as they call themselves, launching themselves aloft, as if wearing sequined jet packs. sigh mone biles leading all sco. she was beaming when they got gold. david, to put the women's dominance into context,
the women's team won by eight full points. analysts tell us that's like winning the super bowl by 12 touchdowns. d? >> matt tman with frus rio again tonight. thanks,. matt and there is stillmore mh ahead on "world news tonight" is dnesday. we rber a broadcasting gre tonight. one of our colleagues. and a parent's night many mare. the camera set up to keep their children safe. their twins. then, what they realize. someone had hacked into that camera in their own home it was be we'll be right back. e to severe plaque psoriasis. be the you who shows up in that dress. who hugs a friend. who is done with treatments that don't give you clearer skin. be the you who controls your psoriasis with stelara? just 4 doses a year after 2 starter doses. stelara? may lower your ability to fight infections and may increase your risk of infections and cancer. some serious infections require hospitalization. before treatment, get tested for tuberculosis. before starting stelara? tell yr doctor if you think you have an infection or have symptoms such as:
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uses to watch over her twins had beenhacked. here's's abc kayna whitworth now. >> reporter: tonight, a wakeup call for families using home surveillance fcameras.
finding out her camera was giving people around the world a live view ofer daughters' every move. >> we have security cameras to protect them and i feel like i failed because i'm not protecting them. they're in my house. >> reporter: the images were found on live stream viewer by another mother, more than 2,000 miles away in oregon, who saw the footage and immediately posted it on a houston moms facebook page. plere>>eo watching m kids in their home, dressing, worth nitmare.ing. >> reportell over the internet, unsuspecting pe their dogs, sleeping, even baby monitors. >> if the system is connected to the internet, then it's vulnerable to attack. and most of these systems have not been designed to be secure, so, they offer multiple opportunities for somebody that knows
what they're doing to break into them. >> reporter: jennifer says she changed her wifi password, but thinks hackers accessed the camera through a video game her kids were playing. kayna whitworth, abc news, los angeles. >> kayna, thank you. when we come back here tonight, a mob arrest.
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>> the chief here at cudahy p.d. says the department noticed a problem and immediately asked the strict attorney to investigate. tonight, 're told melissa mueller has just been released from custody till she goes to court to face misconduct in public office. since 2009, melissa mueller has been a dispatcher at cudahy pd and more recently the department , spokeswoman. >> we d call in the state patrol to investigate. now she's facing a felony. news the investigation started la last month and "on tuesday, august 9, a cudahy police dispatcher was taken into custody for misconduct in public office." the employee is on unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal and administrative investigations. the chief says the criminal complaint will contain more details. mueller was just released from the jail tonight. she's been ordered to appear in court next week, while police here conduct their internal investigation. kathy: thank you.