ABC World News Tonight with David Muir Full Broadcast - March 20, 2024

ABC News
20 Mar 202419:41

Summary

TLDRTonight's breaking news covers a series of high-stakes events, including a police ambush in Idaho leading to an escaped inmate and an urgent manhunt, a security breach at an airport, and the search for a missing college student intensifying as a dam is shut down. From Haiti, Americans are evacuated amidst chaos, while domestically, a major snowstorm threatens the Northeast. The Supreme Court's immigration law decision faces immediate challenges, and President Biden announces a $20 billion investment in American jobs. Also highlighted are concerns over Princess Catherine's health and a data breach, a deadly home explosion, and MLB's season kickoff with a bomb threat scare. Bruce Springsteen's triumphant return to the stage after health issues and personal loss caps off the evening's news.

Takeaways

  • 🚨 Urgent manhunt in Idaho for an escaped inmate after three corrections officers were shot and wounded.
  • 📸 Security breach involving a man who boarded a US flight with a photo of someone else's ticket.
  • 💥 Expansion of the search for a missing college student beyond Nashville, involving the shutdown of a dam.
  • 💧 At least 30 Americans evacuated from Haiti amid rising tensions and violence.
  • 🛣️ Major storm forecast from Minnesota to the East Coast, with potential heavy snow and rain.
  • 📝 Supreme Court's decision allowing Texas to proceed with its immigration law, but the law is temporarily on hold due to legal challenges.
  • 💻 President Biden in Arizona announces $20 billion investment for American jobs in chip-making, contrasting economic strategies with Donald Trump.
  • 👤 United Steelworkers endorse President Biden, highlighting his support for working people.
  • 💣 Bomb threat targets MLB star Shohei Ohtani before the season's first game, but no explosives found.
  • 👨‍🎤 Bruce Springsteen returns to the stage in Phoenix after a health scare and the loss of his mother.

Q & A

  • What triggered the urgent manhunt in Idaho?

    -An escaped inmate, Skylar Meade, and an armed accomplice who shot multiple officers, initiating an urgent manhunt.

  • How did the prisoner escape in Boise, Idaho?

    -The prisoner, Skylar Meade, was helped to escape by an armed accomplice who ambushed corrections officers, shooting multiple officers outside a hospital.

  • What was Skylar Meade serving a sentence for before his escape?

    -Skylar Meade was serving a 20-year sentence at the maximum security state prison in Kuna, Idaho, for shooting at police during a high-speed chase.

  • What led to the shutdown of a dam in the search for a missing college student?

    -Authorities shut down a dam to search through debris 30 miles downstream from the riverbank where the missing college student, Riley Strain, was last seen.

  • How did a Texas man allegedly board a Delta flight without a ticket?

    -Wicliff Fleurizard allegedly boarded the Delta flight using a photo taken of another passenger's ticket and hid in the lavatory until the plane began to taxi.

  • What prompted the evacuation of Americans from Haiti?

    -At least 30 Americans were choppered out of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, due to rising tensions and chaos, with the U.S. planning daily helicopter missions for evacuations.

  • What is the new storm tracking from Minnesota to the East expected to bring?

    -The new storm is expected to bring snow and heavy rain across the I-95 corridor, from Washington, D.C. to Boston, with potential for significant snowfall in northern New England.

  • What is the reason behind the new immigration law in Texas being put on hold?

    -The new immigration law in Texas was put on hold amid legal challenges and confusion over its enforcement, including concerns about racial profiling and the state's authority to make arrests and deportations on its own.

  • What major investment did President Biden announce in Arizona?

    -President Biden announced nearly $20 billion in investments to fund the production of semiconductor chips in Arizona, Oregon, Ohio, and New Mexico, aiming to bring chip-making back to America.

  • Why is Bruce Springsteen's return to the stage notable?

    -Bruce Springsteen's return to the stage is notable due to his recovery from a health scare and the recent loss of his mother, marking a significant moment as he kicks off a 52-date tour across 17 countries.

Outlines

00:00

🚨 Breaking News: Police Ambush and Nationwide Incidents

The news segment begins with urgent coverage of a police ambush in Boise, Idaho, leading to a violent prison escape with the escapee, Skylar Meade, on the run after injuring three corrections officers. Authorities are actively searching for Meade and an armed accomplice, with the FBI's involvement. This incident is described as a coordinated, violent effort. Other national news includes the evacuation of Americans from Haiti due to rising violence, a missing college student in Nashville with an expanding search area, a peculiar security breach at an airport involving photo theft of boarding passes, and a weather update on a new storm traversing from Minnesota to the Northeast, expected to bring snow and heavy rain.

05:00

🌧️ Severe Weather Update and Continuing Searches

Meteorologist Rob Marciano provides an update on the incoming storm affecting the Midwest to the Northeast, predicting snow accumulation and potential flooding. Concurrently, the search for missing college student Riley Strain intensifies, with efforts extending beyond Nashville, focusing on riverbanks and downstream areas. In international news, a crisis in Haiti sees American evacuations amid escalating gang violence, with the U.S. government undertaking a significant rescue operation.

10:01

🏛️ National and International News Roundup

This segment addresses a spectrum of significant events: the temporary hold and subsequent legal confusion surrounding Texas's immigration law SB-4, President Biden's announcement in Arizona regarding a $20 billion investment to boost semiconductor manufacturing in the U.S., and updates on Princess Catherine's health and privacy issues in the UK. The segment also touches on current developments in U.S. politics, immigration, economic policy, and international relations.

15:01

🔥 Local Incidents and Global Events

Coverage includes a fire in a New York high-rise and a deadly home explosion in Utah. Additionally, the Major League Baseball season opens with a security incident involving a bomb threat against star player Shohei Ohtani. Bruce Springsteen's return to the stage after health issues is celebrated, marking a high note in the cultural scene. The segment wraps up with various local and entertainment news, spotlighting both tragedies and notable comebacks.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡Urgent Manhunt

An 'urgent manhunt' refers to an immediate and intensive search conducted by law enforcement agencies to capture a suspect or escaped prisoner. In the context of the video, this term is used to describe the operation underway for an escaped inmate in Idaho, Skylar Meade, who, with the help of an armed accomplice, managed to break free from custody. This situation underscores the seriousness and urgency of the efforts by local, state, and federal agencies, including the FBI, to apprehend the dangerous individuals involved.

💡Security Breach

A 'security breach' is an incident that results in unauthorized access to data, applications, services, networks, or devices by bypassing their underlying security mechanisms. Within the script, this term is illustrated by the incident of a man who took a photo of another passenger's airline ticket and managed to board a flight, highlighting vulnerabilities in airport security procedures and the challenges in ensuring the integrity of boarding processes.

💡Missing College Student

The term 'missing college student' refers to a university student who has disappeared under circumstances that are unclear, often prompting concerns about their safety. The script mentions the search for a missing college student taking a new turn, with efforts intensifying beyond Nashville and the shutdown of a dam to search for clues. This situation demonstrates the community's concern and the extensive measures taken to find missing individuals.

💡Haiti Evacuation

The 'Haiti Evacuation' refers to the process of relocating people from an area of danger, in this case, American citizens being airlifted out of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, due to increasing violence and instability. This example highlights the role of the U.S. government in ensuring the safety of its citizens abroad amidst crises and the challenges faced in areas with significant security concerns.

💡Immigration Law

The term 'immigration law' encompasses the rules established by a country to control who is allowed to enter the country, and under what conditions. The script references a new immigration law in Texas, which faced legal challenges and brought attention to the complexities of state versus federal powers in regulating immigration, as well as the impacts on communities along the border.

💡Data Breach

A 'data breach' occurs when confidential, protected, or sensitive data is accessed or disclosed without authorization, potentially leading to identity theft or other forms of fraud. The video script mentions a data breach at a London clinic involving Princess Catherine's medical records, underlining concerns about privacy, the security of personal information, and the lengths to which individuals or entities might go to obtain such data.

💡Computer Chip-Making

Computer chip-making refers to the process of designing and manufacturing semiconductors, critical components for a wide range of electronic devices. President Biden's announcement of investments to bring chip manufacturing back to America from Taiwan and other locations highlights the strategic importance of semiconductor production for national security, economic competitiveness, and technological advancement.

💡Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization and the oldest major professional sports league in the United States and Canada. The script touches on the first game of the season, emphasizing the cultural significance of baseball in America, the security concerns surrounding public events, and the anticipation and excitement that accompany the start of a new season.

💡Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen, an iconic American rock musician known as 'The Boss,' is mentioned in the script for returning to the stage after a health scare and personal loss. This highlights the resilience and enduring popularity of established artists, the personal challenges they may face, and their ability to connect with audiences through music and live performances.

💡Economic Investment

Economic investment refers to the allocation of resources, usually financial, to projects expected to yield benefits in the future. The script discusses President Biden revealing $20 billion in investments in American jobs to bring computer chip-making back to the U.S., illustrating government initiatives to stimulate economic growth, enhance technological capabilities, and create jobs.

Highlights

Urgent manhunt underway for an escaped inmate in Idaho, with the FBI involved after three corrections officers were shot and wounded.

Security breach at an airport as a man uses a photo of another passenger's ticket to board a flight in the U.S.

Search for missing college student intensifies as authorities shut down a dam to expand the search area beyond Nashville.

At least 30 Americans airlifted out of Haiti amid growing danger, with the U.S. State Department planning daily evacuations.

Texas immigration law put on hold amid new questions and confusion over enforcement.

President Biden reveals $20 billion investment in American jobs, focusing on bringing computer chip-making back to the U.S.

Authorities in the UK investigating a data breach at the London clinic where Princess Catherine had surgery.

New storm tracking from Minnesota to the East Coast, bringing snow and heavy rain.

The FBI investigates how a man boarded a Delta flight without a ticket, using a photo of another passenger's boarding pass.

Major League Baseball season's first game faced a bomb threat targeting one of the league's biggest stars.

Bruce Springsteen returns to the stage after a health scare and the loss of his mother.

The Supreme Court's decision allows Texas to move forward with its new immigration law, but it's quickly put back on hold.

A high-rise fire in New York City prompts investigation into missing safety measures during construction.

A deadly home explosion in Utah captured on surveillance, with the cause under investigation.

The search for a missing college student takes a new turn as the dam is shut down for a more extensive search.

Transcripts

00:00

>> David: TONIGHT, BREAKING

00:01

NEWS.

00:01

THE POLICE AMBUSH.

00:02

THE PRISONER'S ESCAPE.

00:03

THE URGENT MANHUNT RIGHT NOW.

00:05

THE FBI INVOLVED.

00:06

>>> ALSO, THE SECURITY BREACH.

00:07

THE MAN WHO TOOK A PHOTO OF AN

00:10

AIRLINE TICKET AND WAS ABLE TO

00:12

BOARD A FLIGHT HERE IN THE U.S.

00:14

>>> AND THE SEARCH FOR THAT

00:16

MISSING COLLEGE STUDENT TAKING A

00:18

TURN TONIGHT.

00:19

THEY HAVE NOW SHUT DOWN A DAM.

00:21

>>> FIRST, THAT URGENT MANHUNT

00:23

UNDER WAY AT THIS HOUR FOR AN

00:25

ESCAPED INMATE IN IDAHO.

00:26

THREE CORRECTIONS OFFICERS SHOT

00:28

AND WOUNDED.

00:28

THE OFFICERS AMBUSHED BY A

00:30

GUNMAN WHO AUTHORITIES SAY WAS

00:32

HELPING THE PRISONER ESCAPE.

00:33

>>> ALSO, THE IMAGES COMING IN

00:35

RIGHT NOW FROM HAITI.

00:36

AT LEAST 30 AMERICANS CHOPPERED

00:38

OUT OF PORT-au-PRINCE.

00:39

MATT RIVERS ON THE GROUND THERE

00:41

WITH THE SITUATION UNFOLDING

00:42

NOW.

00:43

>>> HERE IN THE U.S., THE SEARCH

00:45

INTENSIFYING FOR THAT MISSING

00:46

COLLEGE STUDENT.

00:47

TONIGHT, THE NEW TURN HERE.

00:49

THE SEARCH EXPANDING BEYOND

00:50

NASHVILLE.

00:51

THEY HAVE NOW SHUT DOWN THAT

00:52

DAM, AND WE HAVE LATE REPORTING.

00:54

>>> TONIGHT, THE PASSENGER WHO

00:56

TOOK A PHOTO OF ANOTHER

00:57

PASSENGER'S AIRLINE TICKET AND

00:59

WAS ABLE TO BOARD A FLIGHT WITH

01:01

IT, TRYING TO HIDE IN THE

01:03

AIRPLANE RESTROOM.

01:04

>>> THE NEW STORM FROM

01:06

MINNESOTA, ALL THE WAY EAST.

01:07

AND THE SNOW AND THEN HEAVY RAIN

01:10

UP AND DOWN THE I-95 CORRIDOR.

01:12

WASHINGTON, D.C. TO

01:13

PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK UP TO

01:14

BOSTON.

01:15

ROB MARCIANO TIMING THIS OUT.

01:16

>>> JUST HOURS AFTER THE SUPREME

01:18

COURT DECIDED TEXAS CAN MOVE

01:20

FORWARD WITH ITS OWN NEW

01:21

IMMIGRATION LAW, MAKING ARRESTS

01:23

AND DEPORTATIONS ON ITS OWN,

01:24

TONIGHT, THAT LAW BACK ON HOLD

01:26

AMID NEW QUESTIONS AND

01:28

CONFUSION.

01:28

>>> THE RACE FOR THE WHITE

01:30

HOUSE, TONIGHT PRESIDENT BIDEN

01:31

IN ARIZONA, A KEY BATTLEGROUND.

01:33

REVEALING $20 BILLION IN

01:34

INVESTMENTS IN AMERICAN JOBS,

01:36

BRINGING COMPUTER CHIP-MAKING

01:37

BACK TO AMERICA FROM TAIWAN AND

01:39

ELSEWHERE.

01:39

>>> TONIGHT, PRINCESS CATHERINE

01:40

AND HER HEALTH.

01:41

AUTHORITIES IN THE UK NOW

01:43

INVESTIGATING A DATA BREACH AT

01:45

THE LONDON CLINIC WHERE PRINCESS

01:46

CATHERINE HAD SURGERY.

01:47

WHO WAS TRYING TO GET INTO

01:49

KATE'S MEDICAL RECORDS?

01:50

>>> BACK HERE IN THE U.S., THE

01:53

DEADLY HOME EXPLOSION.

01:54

THE BLAST SEEN ON SURVEILLANCE.

01:55

>>> AND THE FIRE IN NEW YORK

01:58

CITY.

01:58

THE HIGH-RISE.

01:59

AND WHAT AUTHORITIES ARE NOW

02:00

SAYING.

02:01

>>> THE FIRST GAME OF THE

02:03

SEASON, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL,

02:04

AND THE BOMB THREAT TARGETING

02:06

ONE OF THE LEAGUE'S BIGGEST

02:07

STARS JUST HOURS BEFORE HE TOOK

02:09

THE FIELD.

02:10

>>> AND THE BOSS IS BACK.

02:12

>> GOOD EVENING, ARIZONA!

02:13

>> AFTER HIS HEALTH SCARE AND

02:15

THE LOSS OF HIS MOTHER, BRUCE

02:17

SPRINGSTEEN RETURNING TO THE

02:19

STAGE, AND WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE

02:21

CONCERT.

02:22

>> David: GOOD EVENING, AND IT'S

02:23

GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US HERE

02:26

ON A WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

02:27

WE DO BEGIN TONIGHT WITH THIS

02:29

URGENT MANHUNT AFTER A POLICE

02:31

AMBUSH, A VIOLENT ESCAPE BY A

02:33

DANGEROUS PRISONER NOW ON THE

02:34

RUN IN BOISE, IDAHO.

02:36

AUTHORITIES SAY SOMEONE ON THE

02:37

OUTSIDE WITH A GUN OPENING FIRE,

02:39

HELPING THE PRISONER BREAK FREE,

02:41

JUST AS THAT PRISONER WAS BEING

02:43

TAKEN BACK TO A MAXIMUM SECURITY

02:45

PRISON FROM THE HOSPITAL.

02:46

THREE CORRECTIONS OFFICERS WERE

02:48

SHOT AND WOUNDED DURING THE

02:49

ESCAPE.

02:50

AUTHORITIES SAY PRISON INMATE

02:51

SKYLAR MEADE WAS BEING MOVED TO

02:53

THE PRISON WHEN THE OFFICERS

02:54

WERE AMBUSHED BY THE GUNMAN IN

02:56

THE AMBULANCE BAY.

02:57

POLICE TONIGHT SEARCHING FOR THE

02:59

SUSPECTED GETAWAY CAR, A GRAY

03:01

FOUR-DOOR SEDAN, POSSIBLY A

03:02

HONDA CIVIC, WITH IDAHO PLATES.

03:04

TONIGHT, THE FBI NOW INVOLVED IN

03:06

THIS SEARCH, AS THE POLICE CHIEF

03:08

ON THE SCENE CALLS THIS A

03:10

BRAZEN, VIOLENT, AND APPARENTLY

03:11

COORDINATED ATTACK.

03:12

ABC'S VICTOR OQUENDO LEADING US

03:13

OFF TONIGHT.

03:14

>> Reporter: SKYLAR MEADE WAS

03:16

SERVING A 20-YEAR SENTENCE AT

03:17

THE MAXIMUM SECURITY STATE

03:19

PRISON IN KUNA, IDAHO, FOR

03:20

SHOOTING AT POLICE DURING A

03:22

HIGH-SPEED CHASE.

03:23

TONIGHT, THERE'S A MANHUNT FOR

03:24

THE 31-YEAR-OLD AND AN ARMED

03:26

ACCOMPLICE WHO SHOT MULTIPLE

03:27

OFFICERS AND BROKE HIM OUT OF A

03:30

BOISE HOSPITAL.

03:30

>> THIS WAS A COORDINATED

03:32

ATTACK, AMBUSH ON THE DEPARTMENT

03:34

OF CORRECTIONS OFFICERS.

03:35

>> Reporter: MEADE WAS TAKEN

03:36

FROM THE PRISON TO ST. ALPHONSUS

03:38

HOSPITAL IN BOISE TUESDAY NIGHT

03:40

AFTER AUTHORITIES SAY HE ENGAGED

03:42

IN "SELF-INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR,"

03:43

HURTING HIMSELF ON PURPOSE.

03:44

AROUND 2:15 A.M. THIS MORNING,

03:46

AS IDAHO CORRECTIONS OFFICERS

03:47

WERE SET TO TRANSPORT MEADE BACK

03:49

TO PRISON, THAT GUNMAN OPENED

03:51

FIRE RIGHT IN THE AMBULANCE BAY

03:53

AREA OF THE EMERGENCY

03:54

DEPARTMENT, WOUNDING TWO OF THE

03:56

OFFICERS.

03:56

RESPONDING BOISE POLICE

03:57

ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTING A THIRD

03:58

CORRECTIONS OFFICER IN THE

04:00

CONFUSION.

04:00

MEADE AND UMPENOUR FLEEING IN

04:02

THIS GRAY SEDAN, BELIEVED TO BE

04:04

A HONDA CIVIC WITH IDAHO PLATES.

04:06

>> THEY ARE DANGEROUS, THEY ARE

04:08

ARMED, AND THEY'VE SHOWN A

04:09

PROPENSITY FOR VIOLENCE.

04:10

>> Reporter: DAVID, ALL OF THE

04:12

OFFICERS SHOT ARE IN STABLE

04:14

CONDITION AND EXPECTED TO

04:15

SURVIVE.

04:16

THIS URGENT MANHUNT NOW INVOLVES

04:17

LOCAL AND STATE AUTHORITIES, AS

04:19

WELL AS THE FBI.

04:20

DAVID?

04:21

>> David: VICTOR OQUENDO ON THIS

04:23

MANHUNT TONIGHT.

04:23

VICTOR, THANK YOU.

04:24

>>> THIS EVENING WE'RE TRACKING

04:26

A NEW STORM FROM MINNESOTA,

04:28

EVENTUALLY ALL THE WAY EAST.

04:29

FROM THE GREAT LAKES LATER INTO

04:31

THE NORTHEAST.

04:32

THE SNOW AND HEAVY RAIN COMING

04:34

FROM RIGHT UP THE I-95 CORRIDOR.

04:36

WASHINGTON, D.C. TO

04:37

PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK CITY,

04:38

RIGHT UP TO BOSTON THERE.

04:40

LET'S GET RIGHT TO ABC SENIOR

04:42

METEOROLOGIST ROB MARCIANO

04:43

TRACKING IT ALL FOR US TONIGHT.

04:45

HEY, ROB.

04:45

>> HEY, DAVID.

04:46

THESE SPRING STORMS HAVE SOME

04:48

WINTER COMPONENTS TO THEM.

04:49

IN THE WAY OF SOME SNOW AND COLD

04:52

AIR.

04:53

WE'RE GETTING THAT IN THE

04:54

NORTHEAST, NOT JUST LAKE EFFECT,

04:56

BUT PULSES OF SNOW COMING

04:57

THROUGH NEW YORK AND NEW

04:59

ENGLAND.

05:00

HEAVY RAIN ALONG THE COASTLINE

05:01

HERE.

05:02

COULD SEE A COUPLE OF INCHES IN

05:04

SOME SPOTS.

05:04

NEXT STORM DROPS INTO THE

05:06

MIDWEST TOMORROW INTO FRIDAY

05:07

MORNING NORTH OF CHICAGO, NORTH

05:09

OF DETROIT.

05:10

THAT'S WHERE YOU'LL SEE

05:11

ACCUMULATING SNOWS.

05:12

THIS MOVES ACROSS THE OHIO

05:13

VALLEY INTO THE NORTHEAST.

05:15

MID-ATLANTIC UP THROUGH THE

05:16

NORTHEAST DURING THE DAY ON

05:18

SATURDAY.

05:18

COULD SEE POTENTIAL FLOODING

05:19

NEAR THE COASTLINE, BUT WE WILL

05:21

SEE MORE IN THE WAY OF HEAVY

05:24

SNOW ACROSS THE NORTHERN TIER,

05:25

UPWARDS OF A FOOT THROUGH

05:27

NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND.

05:28

DAVID?

05:29

>> David: ROB MARCIANO TRACKING

05:30

IT ALL FOR US.

05:31

ROB, THANK YOU.

05:32

>>> WE TURN NOW TO THE SEARCH

05:35

FOR THAT MISSING COLLEGE STUDENT

05:36

LAST SEEN ON SURVEILLANCE AND

05:38

POLICE VIDEO IN NASHVILLE.

05:39

THAT SEARCH NOW INTENSIFYING

05:41

TONIGHT.

05:41

THIS EVENING HERE, THE NEW TURN.

05:43

THE SEARCH EXPANDING NOW BEYOND

05:45

NASHVILLE.

05:45

AUTHORITIES HAVE NOW SHUT DOWN A

05:47

DAM, AND ABC'S FAITH ABUBEY IN

05:49

NASHVILLE FOR US.

05:50

>> Reporter: TONIGHT, THE SEARCH

05:52

FOR RILEY STRAIN STRETCHING

05:53

BEYOND NASHVILLE.

05:54

AUTHORITIES SHUTTING DOWN A DAM

05:55

TO SEARCH THROUGH DEBRIS

05:57

30 MILES DOWNSTREAM FROM THE

05:58

RIVER BANK WHERE THE MISSING

06:00

COLLEGE STUDENT WAS LAST SEEN.

06:02

HIS FAMILY IS STILL HOPEFUL BUT

06:04

BRACING FOR THE WORST.

06:05

>> PUT YOURSELF IN OUR SHOES.

06:07

EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT EVERYBODY'S

06:08

THINKING IT.

06:09

THOSE CONVERSATIONS ARE STARTING

06:10

TO HAPPEN.

06:11

IT'S NOT WHAT WE WANT.

06:13

>> Reporter: IN NASHVILLE, THE

06:14

UNITED CAJUN NAVY SEARCHING THE

06:16

CUMBERLAND RIVER.

06:17

IT'S BEEN NEARLY TWO WEEKS SINCE

06:19

RILEY VANISHED DURING A

06:20

FRATERNITY TRIP.

06:21

AFTER HE WAS ASKED TO LEAVE THIS

06:23

DOWNTOWN BAR, HE WAS SEEN

06:25

STUMBLING AND FALLING BEFORE

06:26

APPEARING TO RECOVER, THEN

06:27

BRIEFLY CHATTING WITH A POLICE

06:29

OFFICER.

06:29

>> HOW YOU DOING, SIR?

06:31

>> I'M GOOD, HOW ARE YOU?

06:33

>> GOOD.

06:34

>> YOU FOUND HIS CREDIT CARD?

06:35

>> WE FOUND HIS CREDIT CARD.

06:37

>> Reporter: RILEY'S DEBIT CARD

06:39

FOUND ON THE RIVERBANK, A

06:41

15-MINUTE WALK AWAY FROM THAT

06:42

BAR.

06:43

INSTEAD OF HEADING TO HIS HOTEL,

06:45

HIS FAMILY THINKS HE GOT

06:46

DISORIENTED.

06:47

>> WE THINK HE GOT TURNED AROUND

06:49

WHEN HE CAME OUT.

06:50

WHY, I MEAN, I CAN'T ANSWER.

06:52

I DON'T KNOW.

06:53

I DON'T KNOW WHY.

06:55

>> Reporter: AND DAVID, POLICE

06:56

SAY WITNESSES IN THE UNHOUSED

06:58

COMMUNITY REPORTED SEEING RILEY

06:59

BY THE RIVER, BUT THEY DO STRESS

07:02

THAT AT THIS TIME, THERE'S NO

07:04

EVIDENCE OF FOUL PLAY.

07:05

DAVID?

07:06

>> David: FAITH ABUBEY IN

07:07

NASHVILLE FOR US.

07:08

FAITH, THANK YOU.

07:09

>>> TONIGHT NOW, TO THE MAJOR

07:11

SECURITY BREACH AT THE AIRPORT.

07:13

THE MAN ACCUSED OF TAKING A

07:15

PHOTO OF ANOTHER PASSENGER'S

07:16

AIRLINE TICKET AND THEN USING

07:18

THAT PHOTO ON HIS OWN PHONE TO

07:20

BOARD A FLIGHT IN SALT LAKE

07:22

CITY.

07:23

TRYING TO HIDE IN THE AIRPLANE

07:24

RESTROOM.

07:25

GIO BENITEZ COVERS AVIATION.

07:26

>> Reporter: TONIGHT, THE FBI

07:28

INVESTIGATING HOW A TEXAS MAN

07:29

MADE IT ALL THE WAY ONTO A DELTA

07:32

FLIGHT, ALLEGEDLY WITHOUT A

07:33

TICKET.

07:34

PROSECUTORS SAY 26-YEAR-OLD

07:35

WICLIFF FLEURIZARD BOARDED DELTA

07:36

1683 IN SALT LAKE CITY ON SUNDAY

07:38

USING A PHOTO TAKEN OF ANOTHER

07:40

PASSENGER'S TICKET.

07:41

COURT DOCUMENTS SAY HE WAS

07:43

CAUGHT ON CAMERA "TAKING PHOTOS

07:44

OF MULTIPLE PASSENGERS' PHONES

07:46

AND BOARDING PASSES WHILE THEY

07:47

WERE NOT LOOKING."

07:48

HE THEN "USED HIS PHONE AS A

07:51

BOARDING PASS" TO GET ON THE

07:53

PLANE.

07:53

ONCE ON BOARD, THEY SAY HE

07:55

ENTERED THE LAVATORY UNTIL THE

07:57

DOORS WERE SHUT AND THE PLANE

07:59

BEGAN TO TAXI.

08:00

A FLIGHT ATTENDANT APPROACHED

08:01

HIM AND REALIZED FLEURIZARD DID

08:03

NOT HAVE A VALID TICKET OR SEAT.

08:05

THE PLANE WAS THEN FORCED TO

08:07

RETURN TO THE GATE.

08:08

FLEURZARD ARRESTED AND CHARGED

08:10

WITH STOWING AWAY ON AN

08:11

AIRCRAFT.

08:12

DELTA TONIGHT TELLING ABC NEWS,

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"DELTA IS COOPERATING WITH LAW

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ENFORCEMENT AND RELEVANT FEDERAL

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AGENCIES."

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AND DAVID, THE MAN WAS BOOKED

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STAND-BY ON TWO SOUTHWEST

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FLIGHTS, BUT THEY WERE FULL, SO

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HE COULDN'T GET ON.

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HE TOLD INVESTIGATORS THAT HE

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MADE A MISTAKE WITH THAT DELTA

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FLIGHT AND THAT HE WAS JUST

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TRYING TO GET HOME.

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DAVID?

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>> David: GIO BENITEZ ON THE

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STORY TONIGHT.

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GIO, THANK YOU.

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>>> THE OTHER DEVELOPING STORY

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WE'RE FOLLOWING AT THIS HOUR,

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THE IMAGES COMING IN LATE TODAY

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FROM HAITI.

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AT LEAST 30 AMERICANS CHOPPERED

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OUT OF PORT-au-PRINCE, NEARLY

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1,600 AMERICANS IN HAITI

08:44

REACHING OUT TO THE U.S.

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EMBASSY.

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MANY WANT OUT AMID THE GROWING

08:48

DANGER THERE.

08:49

ABC'S MATT RIVERS IN HAITI AGAIN

08:51

TONIGHT.

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>> Reporter: TONIGHT, THIS STATE

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DEPARTMENT HELICOPTER AIRLIFTING

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AMERICANS OUT OF HAITI.

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OUR TEAM CAPTURING THE DARING

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MISSION.

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TWO CHOPPERS FLYING AT LEAST 30

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AMERICANS OUT OF PORT-au-PRINCE

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TODAY AFTER WEEKS OF CHAOS.

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AND AS TENSIONS RISE, THE

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GOVERNMENT PLANNING TO SEND TWO

09:06

HELICOPTERS INTO HAITI EVERY

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DAY, HOPING TO GET ABOUT 30

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CITIZENS OUT ON THOSE FLIGHTS.

09:11

AND THIS IS WHAT THEY'RE

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FLEEING --

09:13

GANGS OVERRUNNING ENTIRE

09:14

NEIGHBORHOODS, FIGHTING THE

09:15

POLICE.

09:16

IT'S NOT HYPERBOLE TO SAY THAT

09:17

THE ONLY THING THAT'S STANDING

09:19

IN BETWEEN GANGS COMPLETELY

09:20

TAKING OVER THIS COUNTRY ARE A

09:22

COUPLE THOUSAND POLICE OFFICERS

09:24

WHO ARE RISKING THEIR LIVES

09:25

EVERY SINGLE DAY, FIGHTING BACK

09:27

AGAINST THESE GANGS.

09:28

HERE IN PORT-au-PRINCE, WE GO

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MEET ONE OF THOSE OFFICERS ON

09:32

THE FRONT LINES, PART OF A

09:34

SPECIALIZED UNIT FIGHTING THE

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GANGS TERRORIZING THIS CITY.

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THIS OFFICER MEETING US INDOORS,

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COVERING HIS FACE FOR HIS OWN

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SAFETY.

09:41

HE TELLS ME THE POLICE ARE

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OUTGUNNED AND OUTMANNED.

09:43

"WE CAN'T RETREAT," HE SAYS.

09:45

"WE CAN'T GIVE UP THE COUNTRY TO

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THE GANGS.

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I'VE GOT NO CHOICE."

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AND DAVID, BACK TO THOSE

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EVACUATIONS.

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THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT SAYING

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THAT NEARLY 1,600 AMERICANS ON