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least favorite. >> those are my favorite. buy me these and i will yofover >> ney e y cb inrordtured charges. what we're learning about the trail of evidence that led police to 62-year-old frank james. >> we got him. >> o'donnell: new video tonight shows the man arb kuzzed of shooting 10 people entering the subway, wearing a construction jacket, wheeling a bag. tonight, all the new details, the call to crimestoppers that may have cracked the case. and the answers to some of the big questions: how james was on the run for nearly 30 hours, where he got the gun, and his long criminal history. protecting america's largest transit system. after issues with subway cameras, our look at what's being done to keep millions
safe. the powerful spring storm. the threat for severe thunderstorms continues. were tracking the weather. mask mandate extended. don't put away that face covering just yet if you're getting on a plane or train. we'll tell you how much longer the c.d.c. wants you to mask up. human right abuses. the new report tonight accusing russia of breaking international law. plus $800 million more heading to ukraine. we get an exclusive look at the military aid. >> these javelin missiles are the weapons ukraine needs to kill russian tanks. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> o'donnell: tonight, what alicia keys, queen, ricky martin and wu-tang clan now have in common. and from high school to the pros, the teenaged soccer superstar with the million-dollar paycheck. >> this is ♪ ♪ ♪ this is the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell, reporting from the nation's capital. ♪ ♪ ♪
>> o'donnell: good evening, and thank you for joining us on this wednesday night. we have breaking news as we come on the air about how police found and arrested the suspect in tuesday's shooting at a brooklyn subway. we're learning tonight that the alleged gunman reportedly called the cops on himself and told them to come and get him from a mcdonald's in manhattan. now locked up, there's a miley cyrus of relief in the big apple, after a nearly-30-hour manmustn't we have new video tonight of frank james leaving a new york city precinct and being transferred to federal custody. this just in-- he will appear in court for the first time tomorrow. james is accused of shooting 10 people, including five students who wering to school. luckily, no one was killed.aunis iicion james h tie y oions wh motivai unr, trail of profanity-raced lantz on social media videos that were allegedly posted by james. cbs' mola lenghi has all the new details tonight and joins us again from the scene. good evening, mola. >> reporter: well, good evening, norah.
this exhaustive manhunt has finally come to an wend james' arrest. just a few miles from the brooklyn subway station here where the shooting happened yesterday morning. and as it turns out, he may have wanted to be arrested. as law enforcement sources tell the associated press that he actually called police to come pick him up. 62-year-old frank james, new york city's most-wanted man for last day and a half, was arrested this afternoon on a street corner in manhattan's east village. >> we were able to shrink his world quickly. there was nowhere left for him to run. >> reporter: zack tahhan said he called police after seeing a man who looked like james. >> i was working the site next door, and i saw the security cameras, inside, and i see the guy walking on the street. i see him from the cameras. and i thought oh, ( bleep ). this guy. let me call the police. and i call him and we catch him. >> reporter: james had been wanted since yesterday morning's subway shooting that left more than 20 people injured, including 10 from gunshots. surveillance video released by
police shows the alleged gunman entering a subway station early the morning of the attack, wheeling the same black cart that was later recovered at the scene. officials say james is the man who donned a gas mask, detonated two smoke bombs, and then fired 33 shots into a packed subway car. after the attack, police say james slipped on to another train car, rode one stop, and escaped, sparking a multistate manhunt. but police did recover some important evidence at the scene, including a .9 millimeter gun, three extended magazines, a hatchet, gasoline, and four smoke grenades. they also found bank cards and a key to this u-haul that investigators say james had rented. a search of the van turned up a heater, some clothing and blankets. they believe he spent at least one night sleeping in the back. >> i think first and foremost we were looking to get this guy off the street before he did any-- anymore carnage, brought any more carnage to the city. >> reporter: his arrest record spans least 15 years in several
states and includes nine misdemeanor arrests in new york between 1992 and 1998 for possession of burglary tools and a criminal sex act. police say he searched the gun used in the attack from an ohio pawnshop in 2011 but the serial number had been scratched out when recovered from the scene. investigators described james as a lone wolf who posted hours of racist, violent rants on youtube, including ones against the mayor. well, during their investigation, which is ongoing, authorities say they searched a stoornlg unit in philadelphia, which is regi register to james, finding a silencer and ammunition for an ar-15 and .9 millimeter weapon. he faces charges including terrorism against a mass transit system and if convicted he could face up to life in prison, norah. >> o'donnell: mola lenghi with all the details. thank you. let's turn now to the question of safety and how do you protect
a subway system with roughly three million riders a day. the shooting revealed several shortfalls in what is supposed to be a complex and sophisticated security response here is scott macfarlane. >> reporter: increased security at subway stations across the country today after tuesday's shooting spree revealed blind spots in the security camera surveillance systems. cbs news has learned the cameras at the subway station were operating, but the video feed to the polit accomplice and transit authority was not. metropolitan transportation authority c.e.o. john lieber says there were connectivity issues. >> there was apparently a server problem, which they had been working on the day before. >> reporter: there were warning signs. a cbs news review, told state officials told the largest transitz agency the cameras were vulnerable to malfunction. the authority took months to make some camera repairs and regular maintenance wasn't happening as scheduled more than half the time. does it surprise yu to hear that this camera in this spot
may not have been working right? >> it does not surprise me to hear the cameras were not worked right. >> reporter: retired f.b.i. agents can germ say the cameras require regular manpower and sophisticated maintenance. >> it is very common that cameras aren't working properly, or even if they are working properly, aren't pointed in exactly the right direction. >> reporter: cbs news has learned even before the new york shootings, congress was considering a significant increase in funding to secure rail systems. are transit systems soft targets? we hear that phrase a lot. are they vulnerable. >> nothing could be stronger than a transit system. think of it. the entrance wide open. once you go into the system, there's nobody there but you. so if somebody is looking for a way into a vulnerable system, they've certainly found it in our transit systems. >> reporter: tonight, in a statement to cbs news, the new york state comptroller responds to our reporting about early warnings on cameras, saying,
"much needed time was lost because of yesterday's failures and the transit agency now has work to do to ensure riders feel safe." norah. >> o'donnell: scott macfarlane, thank you. let's turn now to the weather. it was another day of severe storms across the great plains. at least 23 people were injured after several tornadoes touched down in central texas last night. while a spring blizzard is hitting bismarck, north dakota, with two feet of snow. it's all part of the same system that's expected to bring more storms and possible twisters from the mississippi valley to the midwest. for the forecast let's bring in meteorologist mike bettes from our partners at the weather channel. good evening, mike. >> reporter: good evening, norah. this is our third straight day of severe weather, tornadoes possible this evening, a virtual view of nashville, tennessee, shows you what the skies will look like later on tonight. it won't just be middle tennessee. numerous states from the midwest to the south get hit by these storms. a look at the high resolution future radar. tons of storms here, and within these storms, tornadoes, hail in
excess of two inches in diameter, extreme winds. it could be over 70 miles per hour. and the storms return tomorrow from tallahassee, florida, to new england, places like b.c., baltimore, philadelphia, new york. the storms come along i-95 right at rush hour tomorrow when a lot of people, norah, will be on the roadways. >> o'donnell: a good warning there. thank you, mike bettes. let's turn now to the covid pandemic. the recent rise in cases of that ba.2 subvariant has prompted the federal government to extend the mask mandate on planes, trains, and buses for an additional 15 days. let's get more now from cbs' errol barnett. >> reporter: tonight, the c.d.c. making it official, saying at its recommendation, the t.s.a. will extend the travel mask mandate for 15 days, which pushes its expiration from april 18 through may 3. >> candidly, it's time to let the masks go. >> reporter: speaking before the announcement, delta c.e.o. ed bastian displand why he's been pushing for the requirement to end. >> i feel very strongly that the
mask mandate should be lifted and let individuals, including our own employees, make their own decisions. >> reporter: but passengers speaking to cbs news have a different view. >> i just feel safer flying and being in tight quarters with a lot of people with a mash. >> considering the numbers are actually going up, i think it's a very smart idea. >> reporter: a recent poll found 60% of americans support a travel mask extension. and the spread this month of the ba.2 subvariant of omicron is why the c.d.c. says its order is still needed, determining its next move based on upcoming data of hospitalizations and deaths. >> people are just so angry and frustrated, that, unfortunately, we have been the victim of assaults, both on and off the aircraft. >> reporter: lyn montgomery is the president of southwest's flight attendant union, which opposes travel mask extensions, citing the housands of unruly passenger incidents during the pandemic, most over masks. >> there's a direct correlation between the mask mandate and
unruly passenger incidents on board. so it's something we'd like to see lifted. >> reporter: now, there is also an industry push for the administration to drop its predeparture testing requirement for incoming international air travelers as well. but despite all of that ongoing pressure, those tests and these masks, norah, are still part of our travel reality for now. >> o'donnell: all right, thank you so much, errol barnett. well, tonight, v vladimir putin faces mounting accusations of war crimes in ukraine as a new report from a key international organization says it has found credible evidence that russian forces deliberately violated human rights by targeting civilians. there are new satellite images showing russian forces amassing ahead of a fresh offensive into eastern ukraine in what is expected to be among the most intense fighting yet of this seven-week war. holly williams has the latest. >> reporter: these people have fled russia's brutal invasion.
at this evacuation center, they reister and get whatever help is available. but they're running short here of even basic supplies, like soap and toothd brushes. the pain and the anxiety is written in their faces. faces. galina yegorova is distraught. she made it out of far eastern ukraine before an expected russian attack, but her 73-year-old husband refused to come. the doctors gave galina some sedation to calm her nerves. ukraine is holding its breath re east. satellite images show a menacing russian buildup. ukrainian forces won the battle for the capital, kyiv, prompting a partial russian withdrawal. but the bodies of civilian victims are still being counted, and ukraine's warning regrouped russian forces could be harder to fight off. >> freedom must be armed better than tyranny. western countries have
everything to make it happen. >> reporter: ukraine's president, volodymyr zelenskyy, has praised president biden for saying russia is committing genocide, but he's become increasingly frustrated that his country hasn't been getting the weapons it wants from the west. >> artillery, 155 millimeter. shells, 152 millimeters, as many as possible. >> reporter: today, he spelled out his demands with a veritable shopping list. >> arm ukraine now to defend freedom. >> reporter: president zelenskyy warned today that without more weaponry, this invasion will become a "endless bloodbath." and a ukranian military officer recently told us that the u.s. has given ukraine enough weapons to prevent its own destruction, but not enough to win this war. norah. >> o'donnell: holly williams in ukraine for us. thank you. well, ukraine's military did get a boost today in a phone call with president zelenskyy, president biden pledged an additional $800 million in
weapons, ammunition, and security assistance. the president also approved the transfer of helicopters to zelenskyy's forces. tonight, cbs' david martin gives us an exclusive look at a shipment of u.s. military weapons bound for the battlefield. >> reporter: hundreds of javelin antitank missiles, pallet after pallet of the weapons that are destroying russian continuation, loaded aboard a cargo aircraft at dover air force base in delaware, bound for the battlefield in ukraine. what are the hazard here? >> the hazard are it's high explosive. these are javelin missiles. >> reporter: since the russian invasion began, the u.s. has committed more than $2.5 billion worth of weapons and other military equipment to ukraine. it arrives at dover in unmarked trucks driven from ammunition dumps located all over the united states. these javelins came in on monday, and were scheduled to fly out this afternoon. >> our goal is to be agile and to move the requirements quickly
so the folks on the other end do not have to wait for the materiel. >> reporter: ukraine may not be a member of nato, but ukrainian officers are working directly with nato to get weapons into the hands of their soldiers. >> they are in contact with the senior leaders in ukraine, the chief of defense, and ministers of defense, and are prioritizing their requirements based on what they see on the ground. >> reporter: the ukrainians may be outfighting the russians, but they still need more firepower to counter the buildup of russian forces in the east, and to somehow stop the morseless bombardment of cities. are you in this to win? >> yes, sir, we are in it. >> reporter: in it to win? >> we are in it to win. it's a top priority. >> reporter: but the plane we saw loaded with javelins was delayed for 14 hours by a mechanical problem. so the ukrainians will have to wait for their next shipment. all the crates you see behind me are bound for ukraine.
they include basic military supplies like body armor, which the ukrainians also need. u.s. officers say they can keep this up for as long as it takes, but will it end ukraine's agony? norah. >> o'donnell: that's the question. david martin, thank you. and still ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news," explosive wildfires. homes are torcheds are thousands of people scramble for safety. and the new batch of songs and albums being preserved by the library of congress. ♪ ♪ ♪ he gut... with purina one with new microbiome balance. natural prebiotic nutrition promoting gut health and immune support. purina one with new microbiome balance. what can i du with less asthma? with dupixent, i can du more.. catching my train... making moves... ♪♪
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>> o'donnell: one of the national women's so, league's biggest stars will have a lot to live up to in her second season, and she's off to a fast start. last night, trinity rodman scored her first goal as a member of the u.s. women's national team. and in her first season with the washington spirit, she led the team to a championship and won rookie of the year. and, oh, yeah, she's just 19 years old. here's cbs' jan crawford. >> reporter: rodman, absolutely on fire. >> reporter: trinity rodman is the youngest player ever drafted into the national women's soccer league. >> i love being on the field. i love competing. >> reporter: a teenager with a record-breaking million-dollar contract after the generation before her fought to level the
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