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standoff which lasted for hours. we'll be at the nfl draft site and rick williams will join us in a moment. now the detailsed standoff is over -- details, the standoff is over and the suspect is dead in the aftermath of a fatal shooting of a delaware state trooper. chopper 6 hd was over the scene in middletown delaware where the suspect who was not been identified engaged police in a standoff that lasted 20 hours. the windows of the home blown out with explosives used by police. john rawlins is live at the delaware state police barracks in glasgow with the latest. >> reporter: sarah hopefully we'll get a briefing at trooper 2 where flags are already at half staff. police will release additional
details. police say the standoff ended at 9:17 the suspect run out of the house in the five hundred block of saint michael as drive in middletown at that time engaged police and shot by officers. he was pronounced dead 12 minutes later. the suspect was wanted for the fatal shooting of copper actual stephen ballard outside this wawa in bear, delaware. this morning the corporal's flag-draped casket was move from the medical examiner's office to a funeral home. the house belonged to the suspect's family it was heavily damaged during the siege. shortly before 8:30 p.m. police report they used an explosive charge to blow open the front door. overnight gunfire came from inside the house. police responded by using additional explosive to breach a number of windows. some nearby homes were
evacuated. residents said they could hear the police action. >> every hour the bomb went off. 1:50 a.m. there was a bomb. we heard explosions, they blew off the doors and the sides of the house, the whole road was filled with cop cars. the house was shaking. >> reporter: well, the sounds of gunfire and explosions over we'll learn about the deadly incident in about an hour when we are expected to have a briefly from police here at trooper 2 which was corporal stephen ballard's troupe. live in glasgow, john rawlins channel 6 "action news." >> day one of the nfl draft, the fun for the fans has begun. the actual draft is hours away. but many activities set up for the football lovers along the parkway are underway. rick williams joins us live on our set eakens oval rick you've got the front-row seat for all the action. >> i did, i have a great ticket
and i didn't have to scalp it. we're live in the middle of eakens oval seats from the draft theater. what an impressive building. we're getting you closer to the action than anyone else. thousands are gathering for the fun and festivities. the city council officially welcomed the nfl draft to the city of brotherly love. it commemorates the first-ever draft which took place back on february 8, 1936 at the ritz carlton hotel in philadelphia. on hand for the resolution this morning were members of security council, thursday former players. it's not only about picking new players, it's about giving an amazing experience to many gray
hall live along the parkway where the nfl experience is officially opened. >> reporter: this will be a great time for everybody, we're talking about great weather, of course a great city and nfl football, the fans super excited that the nfl draft is here in philadelphia. take a look behind me, you can see the lines are moving quickly. that's a good thing. the fans are super-excited and eager to get inside and have some fun. >> i want to see people and eagles. it is day one of the nfl draft in philadelphia. >> this is our third draft. '07. brought back quinn, not good, this year we have number one, number 12 pick, anybody but
garrett. >> reporter: thousands of people flock to the benjamin franklin parkway to celebrate one of the most anticipated sporting efforts of the spring. the area is temporarily transform into the complete draft experience. >> it's unbelievable the energy in the buildings. luckily we know the ins and outs. hopefully we get tickets. >> reporter: this is a free outdoor festival for the entire family. fans can take part in games, virtual reality experiences and player autograph expressions and a whole lot more. >> today is bring our kids to work today. this is our work. hopefully we'll have a blast with the kids. >> i'm not very athletic, i'm be at the center with the other guys. it's not for me. >> reporter: regardless, a lot of fun to be had. expect a line if you come out to
the draft. outdoor activities underway, the draft selection process begins at 8:00 p.m. some $200,000 people expected to be standing in the city of philadelphia for the 3-day event. live along the benjamin franklin parkway gray hall channel 6 "action news." rick? >> all right, gray, thank you, i know one place i'll be hanging out, the nfl tailgate experience where the best restaurants are putting their wares on display so you can eat. with the draft hours away there's local talent to root for, two guys, temple offensive lineman deon dawkins and villanova player and lesean reddic is expected to get picked tonight we caught up with him earlier today. >> there's a lot of emotions, my mom is happy, i would say
nervous, my father is happy, as well. for the most part it's just a bunch of happiness. reddick and other draft prospects spent the morning at the draft experience getting kids to play football at their own hervels and honing their -- levels and honing their skills. the kids got face time with nfl commissioner, rogers goodell. >> they are having a great time. they may be having more fun than the kids. it's great to have the opportunity. they love the game and the kids. it's great to see them out here. >> so back out live now, from eakens oval, turning to the forecast, the skies are clearing we're warming up. we have summer-like conditions to look forward to over the next
couple of days. let's check out the draft forecast as we take a live look from sky6 live hd showing you the benjamin franklin parkway slowly but surely it is becoming a carpet of people along the parkway. can you imagine what it will be before saturday. football fans piling in for the 23468 experience. three entrance gates open at noon, the security is tight, but that won't stop the fans from converging. meteorologist david murphy is back at the station out on the terrace with an update. >> reporter: mother nature is apparently a football fan considering how imrai it was over the last -- gray it was over the last couple of days. what a nice turn in the weather. we had earlier cloud cover early this morning. as expected sunshine has broken out from behind the clouds and the higher thinner cloud cover that you see moving in is not much of an issue. things are bright.
74 degrees comfortable right now in the city. 75 down the pike in washington. up in new york city a little bit cooler because you have more of a flow off the somewhat closer ocean water. calm winds in philadelphia, too, you can expect the winds to remain fairly light today anywhere from 5 to 14, 15 miles per hour, as we go through the afternoon. here's the draft forecast. 2:00 p.m., 77 degrees, you see all the folks with the eagles jersey and a lot of out of towners to enjoyed the festivities. 4:00 p.m., 80. 77 by 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m., when they start picking them, 74 degrees and e e -- an down to 68 by 8:00 p.m. it gets warmer as we head into friday and saturday, rick, i'll have more on that from the accuweather seven-day forecast coming up in a little bit. enjoy yourself down there. >> mother nature must be a
football fan, because the great skies are -- gray skies are long gone. we'll continue our live coverage of the nfl draft from the players to the fans all the fun and excitement we've got it all covered. for now, sarah we'll send it back to you to the studio. >> reporter: 6abc.com/nfl draft is your online home for the nfl draft coverage. you can take a special look at the nfl draft experience and activities. and get a look at the restricted items if you're planning to visit the parkway. border patrol agents have a once again caught people trying to transport drugs inside their pants. johnny depp gave lucky disney visitors the surprise of their lives. those stories and more when we return. if you have medicare
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murderer, david creato with detectives being questioned. the jury was shown photos of the child's body in the water. the prosecutor pointed out that his socks were clean despite his insistence he wandered into the water alone. he was accused of killing his son because his teenage girlfriend did not want the child around. president trump's first 100 day milestone is fast approaching, he is looking for a legislative win with the tax reform program. he is creating major consults to help million dollars -- cuts to help middle class families.
>> reporter: kenneth moten has more from washington. >> reporter: today the search continues for the specifics in the president trump tax plan. the treasury secretary of state making the rounds on "g.m.a." touting reform and cuts and simple fakes. >> people are tired of way too much complexity it's about making business taxes competitive which will create american jobs. >> reporter: the proposal will cut tax rates reducing the number of tax brackets from 7 to 3. his plan would get rid of estate taxes and double the standard deduction. the first $24,000 earned will be free. >> can you guarantee that the middle class will not pay more. >> reporter: that's the objective. >> reporter: gop congressional leaders say the outline will
serve as guide post to overhaul the tax system. the democrats claiming that the working families will be hit hard. >> this is a wish list for billionaires, trickle down all over again. >> reporter: other big unknowns how the president would benefit since he has not released his tax returns. kenneth moten channel 6 "action news." >> u.s. custom agents in new york arrested two people on the same flight who tried to get drugs into the country under their pants. they might look like leg casts, but they are bags filled with cocaine. agents seized 20 pounds of cocaine to be exact. an american citizen and a native of dominican republic are cooled of smuggling the drugs from the caribbean.
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take the group paddle boarding or kayaking. >> you can see the stress coming off the person. the pinelands have miles of pristine forest that all of you offer trail and lakes and tranquillity. tamala edwards channel 6 "action news." >> that's a good place to be on an afternoon like this. >> reporter: it would be, storm tracker 6 live double scan shows you, sarah there's no rain out there. you're right, the clouds are starting to break up, we're looking good out there. let's take a look live on sky6 live hd this is the benjamin franklin parkway a little farther down you see bigger crowds as we're getting the nfl experience going, night one of the draft, round one, too, coming up tonight. a lot of people heading to the benjamin franklin parkway today and tonight in the evening hours. 74 degrees is the temperature. it's a nice day to go strolling as sarah mentioned. if you're heading to the penn relays or the phillies game or the nfl draft.
we're seeing a breeze waffling back and forth. only 7, 8, 9, 10 miles per hour. we had low thick cloud cover early this morning, that has filtered out. we're seeing higher thinner clouds and we're seeing sunshine dig through the clouds. 79 degrees is the high at the airport. i think center city gets up to 80. 80 in wilmington. 75 in trenton. 65 in cape may. the phillies kicking the marlins out of town, hopefully with another victory, they won last night. 75 for the first pitch, in the 9th inning, 80 degrees, cool drinks if you're heading to the ballpark or the penn relays and 5:00 p.m., 78 degrees. as we roll in the evening, there's the high of 80 at 4:00 p.m. by 8:00 p.m., 71 degrees, 68 by 10:00 p.m.
it will get and stay on the warm side the rest of the afternoon and mild this evening. in the upper 60s by 11:00 p.m. notice this is after 11:00 p.m. after all the stuff fer -- going on on the parkway we have a shower, generally speaking it's gone in time to get another nice day tomorrow, 82 degrees, warm conditions and southerly flow that could kick in and spike up the humidity and maybe a little bit higher on saturday. it might feel a little bit more humid to you if you're walking around doing stuff. warm front will get past us. on saturday it gets warmer before we start to see the temperatures tumble. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, today's high, 80 degrees, it will turn warmer and warmer over the next several hours. great day for phillies baseball. if you're a baseball fan and you're avoiding the football
stuff, the penn relay always draws a crowd, cool drinks and sunscreen not a bad idea. tomorrow, 82. it will wind up sunny in the afternoon. saturday, very warm, 87 cease, this is probably the most humid day of the three. and there could be a pop-up shower around particularly in the day or at night. sunday, the front backs into the region from new england. we're cloudy and cooler, 69 degrees. a shower can't be ruled out later in the day. the best chance is south of philadelphia. that's something to keep in mind no matter where you are. warmer again, 82 degrees, a cold front will trigger a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon or evening on monday. after that we're looking for a cool down, sunny and breezy conditions on tuesday, pleasant on wednesday, highs in the low 70s. so, you know if you get sick of the 80s, you have nice days tuesday and wednesday. >> the envelope -- nfl got so lucky.
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the monkey on the threatened species list. >> very cute. >> reporter: it's nice for zoo animals and all the rest of the animals, too. here's what it looks like this afternoon partly sunny, some clouds in the northern and western suburbs, high temperatures in most spots. philadelphia gets up to 80. a couple of other spots will challenge that as well. 78 in berlin, new jersey. it's cooler by the water, but not a bad day, partly sunny overall and highs in the mid 60 rest by the water. >> we want to send it back one more time to rick williams on eakens oval on our nfl draft set. >> reporter: thank you, the nfl draft experience is officially underway in the just the hour we've been here, this part of the eakens oval has become inundated with frenzy football fans in town in philadelphia for tonight's big draft. seeing a lot of eagles jersey
around especially number 11, carson wentz we'll be here all day for fun and festivities throughout the evening and we'll have more on "action news" at 4:00 p.m. until then, back to you in the studio. >> that's going to do it for "action news" at noon. don't forget to join us for "action news" at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. for david murphy, rick williams and the entire "action news" team, i'm sarah bloomquist. have a great afternoon!
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