Evacuations ordered as Hawaii volcano erupts

At least 1,800 people were ordered to evacuate on Thursday because of an erupting volcano, a Hawaii County Civil Defense spokesperson told ABC News.

No injuries have been reported so far and no homes have been destroyed, but a subdivision road and some heavily forested private property have been damaged.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige said in a statement he’s activated the state’s National Guard “to provide support to county emergency response personnel to help with evacuations and security.” He’s also signed an emergency proclamation to help provide state money for “quick and efficient relief.”

The county has ordered evacuations for all of Leilani Estates, which according to the last Census has a population of 1,500. pic.twitter.com/v8O2poQGPe

The Kilauea volcano began erupting around 4:45 p.m. local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Quick-thinking bystander trips up armed suspect fleeing from police

Authorities in Ohio are thanking a bystander for doing the legwork to help catch an armed man on the run.

Video shared by the Columbus Police Department Thursday shows a man with a cane stick his leg out and trip the armed man, who came tumbling to the ground. The incident happened April 3 outside a West Columbus library.

“[The suspect] was coming my way so I got in his way,” the man, whom police identify as “Bill,” said in the video. “I heard him hit [the ground] and the gun went sliding out. He went one way and the gun went another.”

Police arrested the suspect and recovered his weapon. No one was injured.

“I just felt as a citizen of this town I had a responsibility to act and to help,” Bill, who had been visiting the library with his granddaughter, said.

Police compiled a video with footage of the incident and commentary from a team of officers praising Bill for his quick thinking.

“It looked like training kicked in,” one Columbus police officer said.

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Why 'Golden State Killer' may have stopped murder spree: Investigator

The deadly crime spree of the “Golden State Killer” includes a five-year pause that has remained a baffling mystery to this day.

But now, with the arrest of 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo, a former police officer, the lead detective in the case believes he knows why the alleged serial killer who terrorized California residents for two decades took a break between a 1981 double homicide and the last slaying attributed to him in 1986.

Retired Det. Paul Holes, who investigated the case for decades, says in an interview to air Friday on ABC’s “20/20” that he believes fear of being confronted by a combative victim caused him to halt the attacks after the murders of Cheri Domingo and Gregory Sanchez on July 27, 1981, in Goleta.

And Holes said lust is likely the reason the killer struck again on May 4, 1986, with the rape and murder of Janelle Lisa Cruz in Irvine.

“I believe what ended up happening were two things: In 1981, he ends up going into kill Gregory Sanchez and Cheri Domingo. And he gets in a physical fight with 6-foot-3 Gregory Sanchez. And I think that physical altercation with Sanchez scared him. We don’t have an attack for five years,” Holes said in the interview.

“But then … for some reason, he runs across beautiful 19-year-old Janelle Cruz and can’t help himself. And kills her,” said Holes, a former Contra Costa County cold-case detective.

Following Cruz’s killing, the “Golden State Killer” rampage suddenly stopped. No other cases were linked to the serial killer, and Holes shared his theory why he seemed to go into retirement.

“At this point, he’s an aging offender,” Holes said. “And so, he is no longer in that prime where he’s now going out as frequently as he wants, naturally due to his age.”

But Holes said “it is possible, but I think it’s relatively unlikely” that the killer continued his reign of terror after he targeted Cruz.

“But I can’t say for sure,” Holes said. “I know we have looked over the years for additional cases, ’cause we wanted to try to see if we could find more. And we haven’t. So, it’s not just starting that search now. That’s been ongoing for a long time. And we’ve been unsuccessful.”

Detectives suspect that during the crime spree, the “Golden State Killer” committed 12 murders, at least 50 rapes and multiple home burglaries throughout the state. They believe he first struck on June 18, 1976, when, wearing a mask and gloves, he broke into a woman’s home in Rancho Cordova and robbed her of money and jewelry.

DeAngelo worked as a police officer in the rural central California town of Exeter from 1973 to 1976, and later for the Auburn, California, Police Department until 1979, when he was fired for shoplifting dog repellent and a hammer, officials said.

At the start of the “Golden State Killer” crime spree, DeAngelo would have been 31 years old. At the time of Cruz’s rape and murder, he would have been 40.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, which is currently investigating the case, has not publicly offered any theories as to why the killings paused during the five years or stopped after 1986.

DeAngelo, a married father of three adult children, was arrested on April 24 at his home in Citrus Heights, a suburb of Sacramento, after detectives used DNA evidence allegedly linking him to the cold-case crime spree.

“Finally I got to see the face of the man that I’ve been hunting for 24 years,” Holes said of DeAngelo’s arrest. “I can now read these case files and visualize Joe DeAngelo committing these acts, as opposed to this nameless masked man.”

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Barbara Bush funeral today: Melania Trump, the Obamas and Clintons among attendees

Barbara Bush will be laid to rest in Texas on Saturday as mourners, including dignitaries from across the nation and around the world, gather to remember the former first lady’s life and legacy.

More than 1,500 guests, including former presidents and first ladies, are expected to fill St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston on Saturday morning for the funeral service. Barbara Bush, who died on Tuesday at the age of 92, had requested in her last wishes a modest funeral at the Gothic-style cathedral, where she and her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, were devoted members for decades.

Barbara Bush’s casket arrived Friday at St. Martin’s, the nation’s largest Episcopal church, where she lay in repose as the public was invited to pay respects from noon to midnight, according to the Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home in Houston.

The Rev. Russell Levenson Jr. and the Rev. Dr. Peter Cheney will be co-officiants of Saturday’s service, which is set to begin at 11 a.m. local time. Barbara Bush’s son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, will deliver a eulogy along with her longtime friend, Susan Baker, and historian Jon Meacham, according to a statement from the Bush family.

Four of the five living ex-presidents will attend Saturday’s funeral service, including former President Barack Obama and his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, as well as former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton. The Clintons’ daughter, Chelsea Clinton, will also be in attendance.

Following the service, a funeral procession will bring Barbara Bush’s casket to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum near Texas A&M University in College Station for a private service, where she will be buried in a family plot beside her daughter, Robin, who died of leukemia at the age of 3 in 1953. The Texas A&M Corps of Cadets are expected to line Barbara Bush Avenue outside the library to pay tribute to the former first lady.

First lady Melania Trump will attend Saturday’s service “on behalf of the first family,” White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement. “To avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush Family and friends attending the service, President Trump will not attend.”

Similarly, in 2016, then-President Obama did not attend the funeral of former first lady Nancy Reagan, while his wife did. Sitting presidents have rarely in recent decades gone to the funerals of former first ladies, according to FactCheck.org, a project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center in Philadelphia.

Barbara Bush served as first lady from 1989 to 1993. She died shortly after deciding to forgo further medical treatments for her failing health.

Former President George H.W. Bush is “broken-hearted to lose his beloved Barbara, his wife of 73 years,” according to Jean Becker, chief of staff at the 93-year-old former president’s office.

“He held her hand all day today and was at her side when she left this good earth,” Becker said in a statement.

Their eldest child, former President George W. Bush, described his mother as a “fabulous first lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love, and literacy to millions.”

“To us, she was so much more,” he said in a statement after her death. “Mom kept us on our toes and kept us laughing until the end. I’m a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my mother. Our family will miss her dearly.”

ABC News’ Bill Hutchinson contributed to this report.

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Man allegedly detonates 2 explosive devices at Sam's Club: Police

A 49-year-old man is in custody for allegedly detonating two explosive devices in a Southern California Sam’s Club on Thursday, police said.

Each device detonated at the Sam’s Club in Ontario — about 40 miles east of Los Angeles — and ignited a small fire, the Ontario Police Department said.

“Sam’s Club employees acted quickly and used fire extinguishers to put out the flames,” police said.

No one was injured, police said.

Witness Norman Svikss described the explosion as a “low sound” with no smoke, reported ABC station KABC in Los Angeles.

“Then the employees start running around and then they slowly said, ‘Hey, we have to evacuate the building,’ because it’s [a] fire or something,” Svikss said.

The suspect, Hugo Gonzalez of Fontana, allegedly fled the scene and was pulled over after a short pursuit, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Gonzalez was then taken into custody. Police said Thursday that a motive was unclear and it appeared he acted alone.

Authorities found more materials similar to those used in the devices in the car Gonzalez was driving, police said. Authorities also responded to an apartment in Fontana — which is near Ontario — believed to be associated with Gonzalez.

It was not immediately clear if Gonzalez had legal representation.

Both the Sam’s Club and Gonzalez’s home have since been cleared, Ontario police spokesman William Russell told ABC News today.

A Sam’s Club spokesperson told ABC News in a statement, “We are relieved that an arrest has been made in this case and thankful that no one in our club was injured. The local authorities have done an outstanding job. We will continue to assist law enforcement however we can and are referring all requests for additional information to them.”

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Death of American college student ruled a homicide: Mexican officials

The death of an American college student who died in Mexico has been ruled a homicide, according to Mexican authorities.

Andrew Dorogi, 21, a senior at Amherst College, was found dead in Mexico City on March 15, authorities said. His body was found at the Camarones Metro train station on the city’s Line 7, according to the Mexico City Attorney General’s Office.

Shortly before 11 p.m. on March 15, an auxiliary police officer of the Secretary Public Security was called to the tracks of the station to investigate a person in an unauthorized area. That’s when the officer noticed a man lying on the tracks, authorities said.

After cutting the power, emergency services were called to the station to treat the man. Staff from the Red Cross, however, determined that the person was already dead, authorities said.

The body, identified by authorities as Dorogi, was claimed by his mother, according to the Mexico City AG’s office.

The cause of death has been ruled as a “culpable homicide,” the office said. It was unclear if any suspects had been identified or if anyone was in custody.

Dorogi’s family declined to be interviewed.

Amherst College president Carolyn Martin released a statement Thursday saying Dorogi “did not die of suicide.”

“The cause of Andrew’s death is still unknown and under investigation,” the statement said. “We know from his family that he did not die of suicide.”

Dorogi was a member of the football team and studied economics, according to the university.

“Andrew was loved for his friendliness, joyfulness, sense of fun, and inclusiveness,” the statement added, “and we will create an opportunity on campus to come together in his memory.”

ABC News’ Anne Laurent and Conor Finnegan contributed to this report.

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