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for getting answers. tonight, breaking news as we come on the air. the manhunt outside new york city. two officers shot from above in newark while serving a search warrant. and the breaking news tonight involving the suspect accused of attacking speaker pelosi's husband. that suspect in court, pleading not guilty to state charges including attempted murder. the d.a. calling the attack politically motivated, saying the suspect broke into the house looking for speaker pelpelosi. she was seen leaving her home today. and tonight, what we've learned about the 911 call and the police body cam video that will soon be shown to speaker pelosi and her family. also, more on that manhunt under way in newark after a suspect opens fire on two anficers serving that srch took aim from up above and then escaped on a neighboring rooftop. police in tactical gear tonight
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searching on top of buildings. the concern over children in the hospital in this country, in part of california tonight, they have now declared a health emergency over the surge of children hospitalized with respiratory illnesses. and pfizer tonight with news on a potential vaccine for rsv in the future. the abc news exclusive tonight. a woman who accused georgia republican senate candidate herschel walker of pressuring her to have an abortion, sitting down on camera for an interview for the first time with our juju ch chang. why she's now come forward. saying, this isn't about political parties, that she voted for president trump. and what she brought with her to the interview. tonight, herschel walker's response. tonight, we have one week to the midterms. georgia, of course, and several other key state races all so close. any one of them could determine who controls the senate. so, rachel scott is here to talk us through this. disturbing new video tonight after that deadly halloween crowd surge. two americans among the 156 killed. and tonight, we now learn when
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police were called, hours before the deadly surge. here at home tonight, the families of parkland victims confronting nikolas cruz in court. you will see the deeply emotional moments and what they said to him face-to-face. the well-known rapper shot and killed outside a bowling alley in houston. and just in tonight, the delta flight and the emergency landing. and what authorities are now saying. good evening and it's great to have you with us here on a tuesday night. as we come on the air tonight, we are monitoring that breaking news, the urgent manhunt, the shooting of two police officers in newark, new jersey. the suspect shooting from up above. but we begin tonight with news on the suspect in the attack on speaker nancy pelosi's husband. that suspect appearing in a san francisco court today, arraigned on state charges including attempted murder. through his lawyer, pleading not guilty. the d.a. calling the attack
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politically motivated. the suspect brought in from the county jail. no cameras allowed in court. the suspect appearing in an orange jumpsuit. his arm in a sling. and tonight, a source telling abc news that the pelosi family will soon hear paul pelosi's 911 call and they will see the police body cam video of the attack as soon as tomorrow. abc's mola lenghi in court today and he leads us off from san francisco tonight. >> reporter: tonight, a judge ordering the man accused of viciously attacking house speaker nancy pelosi's husband with a hammer, held without bail. 42-year-old david depape making his first court appearance in an orange jumpsuit. his arm in a sling due to a dislocated shoulder. depape arraigned on multiple felony charges including attmpted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. a public defender entering a plea of not guilty on depape's behalf. the district attorney speaking out. >> i consider him to be dangerous. not only is this someone who engaged in a preplanned attack on the speaker in her home, but someone who was willing to enact violence that was politically
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motivated. >> reporter: depape's attorney promising a vigorous defense. >> we're going to be doing a comprehensive investigation of what happened. we are going to be looking into mr. depape, his mental state. >> reporter: authorities now investigating social media posts the suspect allegedly made, including unfounded conspiracy theories about covid, and the false claim that president biden lost the 2020 election. and tonight, a source telling abc news the pelosi family will hear paul's 911 call and see the police body camera video that showed the attack when officers were at the front door of the pelosi home, as s tomorrow. it, depape allegedly telling police that he had planned "to hold nancy hostage," saying, "if she
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lied, he was going to break her kneecaps." speaker pelosi seen here leaving her home today, releasing a statement overnight thanking well-wishers and her husband's medical team, saying "paul is making steady progress on what will be a long recovery process." political leaders on both sides of the aisle have urged politicians to tone down the rhetoric given the rising danger that politicians need to set the example. instead, in arizona's hotly-contested race for governor, republican candidate kari lake, when asked about protecting students from school shootings at a campaign event, joking about the incident. >> it is not impossible to protect our kids at school. they act like it is. nancy pelosi. well, she's got protection when she's in d.c. apparently, her house doesn't have a lot of protection. >> reporter: tonight, kari lake's opponent, katie hobbs, the current secretary of state, condemning those remarks, telling abc news, "it's completely unsurprising that kari lake, who has spent her entire campaign trafficking in election falsehoods, sowing chaos, and inciting violence against our elected leaders and voters, is treating political violence as a joke." >> mola lenghi back with us tonight from san francisco. and i know you're learning nor details on this investigation involving the suspect tonight, something we did not know? >> reporter: well, that's right, david. a court filing was just filed
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stating that depape was on a suicide mission, planning to attack not only nancy pelosi, but other california and federal officials. now, he is due back in court on friday for a bail hearing, currently being held without bail and he is not allowed to have any contact with the pelosis. david? >> mola, thank you. in the meantime, we turn new jersey at this hour, after a suspect opened fire on two police officers who were serving a search warrant. the fbi, atf, and u.s. marshals are on the scene. the neighborhood on lockdown as police look for a shoot whole they believe fired from up above and then escaped on a neighboring rooftop. abc's stephanie ramos in newark tonight. >> reporter: tonight, the urgent manhunt under way in newark, new jersey, for the gunman who opened fire on police as they were serving a search warrant. >> report an active shooter in the area. >> reporter: authorities say the suspect armed with a long rifle shot two officers from an elevated location, possibly a window.
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later, fleeing to the top of a nearby building. our station wabc reporting one officer was hill in the neck. the other in the leg. both rushed to the hospital and are in stable condition. police in tactical gear searching the roof of this apartment building for the suspect. >> they coming in. >> reporter: s.w.a.t. also racing to the scene, along with the fbi, atf, and u.s. marshals as schools and churches were put on lockdown. david, as you can see, this is still a very active police scene. officers have blocked off several streets here in this newark neighborhood. now, residents have been urged to stay indoors until police have caught that suspect. david? >> stephanie ramos, thank you. we're going to turn now to the abc news exclusive tonight. the second woman who accused herschel walker of pressuring her to have an abortion, speaking on camera tonight for the first time with our juju chang. walker, who has campaigned against abortion rights, his response tonight. and what she brought to the
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interview. here's juju chang. >> reporter: tonight, the second woman to accuse republican senate candidate herschel walker of paying for an abortion, appearing on camera for the first time in an interview with abc news. >> i've kept this to myself for 30 years. i protected him. >> reporter: at her request, we agreed to call her jane doe. she claims she had a six-year affair with walker that began in the late '80s, when he was married to his first wife. in 1993, she says, she got pregnant. >> he was very clear that he did not want me to have the child. and he said that -- he said that, because of his wife's family and powerful people around him, that i would not be safe, and that the child would not be safe. that's very - >> it is very menacing. it is very menacing.
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and i felt threatened, and i -- i thought i had no choice. >> reporter: she tells us she went to the abortion clinic, but couldn't go through with it, claiming that when she later told walker, he became upset. >> he came to my house and picked me up and drove me to the clinic. and i went in alone, and he waited in the car while i went in and had the procedure. >> reporter: jane doe says walker gave her cash to pay for the abortion. she has no records or receipts of the payment or the procedure. walker today denounced her claims as "a lie" from "some woman i do not know." >> they're going crazy right now. are they not? i'm like, wow, man. i'm dog ting things i never kne done before, but it's okay. because we only got a couple days left. >> reporter: though walker says she does not know her, jane doe showed us cards and letters she
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said she received from walker. she showed us hotel receipts from that era and this photo of walker asleep. she provided a voicemail she says he left her when he went to the olympic games in 1992. >> i want to say i love you and i was thinking about you. >> reporter: jane doe's lawyer, gloria allred, put us in touch with two women who told us that in the 1990s, jane doe confided in them about her relationship with walker and her pregnancy. one of those women told us she took this picture of jane doe and walker at a conference in 2019. >> he embraced her and the embrace -- it was very emotional. it lasted longer than a normal embrace. >> reporter: jane doe is a registered independent who voted for donald trump in 2016 and 2020. she says she decided to come forward now, after watching walker deny another woman's claim that he paid for her abortion, too. as a candidate, walker is a staunch opponent of abortion rights. >> that is the height of hypocrisy, the height of hypocrisy. >> reporter: why is it
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hypocritical? >> he's saying one thing and doing another. >> and so let's bring in n until anchor juju channelg tonight. the race in georgia so close what are we hearing from herschel walker's opponent tonight, senator rafael warnock? >> reporter: well, as you know, david, it is essentially a tossup, and today, walker's opponent, the reverend ref yale warnock, said walker is not ready or fit for the job, because he lies about the basic facts about his life. he says character matters. david? >> juju chang with us tonight. juju, thank you. and as we have reported for weeks now, that georgia senate seat, one of several key races that could very well determine which party controls the senate. this is a number you will hear a lot of on election night. republicans need to win just one senate seat, a net gain of just one seat, to take control of the senate. so, let's bring in rachel scott, who will be here with the incredible team on election night. great to see you in person. so much talk about the georgia senate race, pennsylvania, john fetterman and dr. oz, and about nevada, too, where the incumbent
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democrat is trying to hold onto her senate seat. and these numbers tell us just how close this is, one week out. >> reporter: yes, david. let's start with georgia. despite the allegations against herschel walker, he is still very much in this race. just one point separating walker from senator raphael warnock. we move to pennsylvania. this is a race that democrats are becoming increasingly concerned about, because fetterman was leading in the polls in the final stretch. it has tightened. again, just a single point separating these two candidates. and you mentioned nevada. she is the most endangered democrat this is the tightest of them all. less than a half a point separating them. >> let's show everybody at home this tool we have for election night. our friends over at fivethirtyeight have put the battlegrounds in the center and we can check the possibility. let's put them on the republican side, let's start with georgia, the walker race. if they win georgia, what does this do to their chances? >> reporter: the republican chances of winning the senate goes up to 76%.
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>> and put in, let's say pennsylvania, for xap pl, dr. oz pulls this out? >> the chances go even higher, up to 93%. >> and you mentioned nevada, if she's unable to win and those go to the republican column? >> reporter: this is going to seal the deal for republicans here. that means they would have a 98% of winning the senate. the margins here are so close, every single race is going to matter, david. >> and you'll be right here on election night. rachel, thank you. one week from tonight, we'll all be here, all night long. abc news coverage of the election, you don't need me to tell you, a critical night. and we'll be here to guide you right through it. we turn to the other news tonight. security justice john roberts has granted former president trump a new delay. the house ways and means committee requested the records in 2019. it's been a long legal battle. they were set to get those tax records this week on thursday. tonight, chief justice roberts ordering a temporary pause so the justices could review both sides, giving the house committee until november 10th to respond.
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the supreme court in another case has now upheld an appeals court decision ordering senator lindsey graham to testify before a georgia grand jury on the 2020 presidential election, meaning the testimony should go forward. graham claimed his interactions with georgia officials were part of his role as chairman of the senate judiciary committee, but in an unsigned statement, the high court saying he would still have to face questions. we're going to turn now to florida tonight, where the families of the parkland victims confronted nikolas cruz in court today. the deeply emotional moments, and what they said to him, face-to-face, before he's sentenced to life in prison. abc's victor oquendo in florida tonight. >> reporter: tonight, with grief and fury pouring out, the families and victims of the parkland massacre addressing the man who took the lives of 17 students and staff, holding nothing back. >> parkland murderer, i hope your maker sends you directly to hell to burn for the rest of your eternity. >> reporter: nikolas cruz was convicted of 17 counts of murder and attempted murder.
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a jury ruling he will not face the death penalty. throughout his sentencing, cruz staring blankly for hours, as spouses, children, grandparents, and victims told him how he has ruined their lives. >> you don't know me, but you tried to kill me. >> reporter: stacey lippel was a language arts teacher at marjory stoneman douglas high school. she pulled students to safety, sheltering them in her classroom. raw emotion inside the courtroom. the sister of 14-year-old alaina petty, meghan, trembling as she recalled the deadly scene. >> he shot 139 rounds of ammunition in that building. he had 138 opportunities after his first bullet to stop. he chose to kept firing. he shot elena through the heart. >> reporter: many frustrated that cruz will not receive the death penalty. like debra hixon, the wife of athletic director chris hixon, who tried to stop the shooter. >> you stole him from us and you did not receive the justice that you deserved.
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>> reporter: cruz has apologized in the past. he'll be back inside the courthouse again tomorrow, where he's expected to be formally sentenced to life in prison without parole. david? >> victor oquendo in florida tonight. victor, thank you. we turn overseas tonight to disturbing new video here after that deadly halloween crowd surge in south korea. two young mens were among the 156 killed. and tonight, we learned when police were initially called, hours before that deadly surge. abc's matt gutman in seoul again tonight. >> reporter: tonight, police in seoul revealing that emergency calls for help from that halloween celebration bottleneck started nearly four hours before the crowd crush turned deadly, and police admitting they failed to send reinforcements. releasing these emergency call t transcripts. at 6:34 p.m. that first caller saying, "that alley is really dangerous right now. i barely made it out but it's too crowded. i think you should control it." later callers pleading, "we're
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all trapped. this is about to become a major disaster." by around 10:15, the crush turns deadly. minutes later, a livestream shows the crowd so tightly packed, even police are unable to dislodge them. as the death toll rises and dozens remain hospitalized, tonight, those haunting images of the things they left behind. workers here have tagged every single one of these items. you can still hear the phone alarm ringing on this one. there are credit cards, passports, 258 items of clothing, 250 pairs of shoes, an entire gymnasium filled. and one american passport. american student anne gieske was among the victims. >> humble, well-liked by the other students. a natural leader. she was a one of a kind kind of kid. >> reporter: david, police launching a massive investigation, assigning three times the number of officers to that investigation than the number of officers that were here on-hand the night of that crowd crush. david? >> well, that gymnasium filled
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