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Hikers on local trails surprised, saddened by deadly Appalachian Trail attack


OUR AREA ARE
REACTING WITH
SADNESS AND REACTING WITH
SADNESS AND
CONCERN TONIGHT. SADNESS AND
CONCERN TONIGHT.
10 NEWS CONCERN TONIGHT.
10 NEWS
REPORTER TOMMY 10 NEWS
REPORTER TOMMY
LOPEZ CONTINUES REPORTER TOMMY
LOPEZ CONTINUES
OUR COVERAGE LOPEZ CONTINUES
OUR COVERAGE
FROM ROANOKE OUR COVERAGE
FROM ROANOKE
COUNTY .. WHERE FROM ROANOKE
COUNTY .. WHERE
HE SPOKE TO COUNTY .. WHERE
HE SPOKE TO
HIKERS .. WHO HE SPOKE TO
HIKERS .. WHO
KNEW OF THE MAN HIKERS .. WHO
KNEW OF THE MAN
ACCUSED IN THIS KNEW OF THE MAN
ACCUSED IN THIS
ATTACK — TOMMY? ACCUSED IN THIS
ATTACK — TOMMY?
THE MOOD ON ATTACK — TOMMY?
THE MOOD ON
HIKING TRAILS THE MOOD ON
HIKING TRAILS
HERE IN ROANOKE HIKING TRAILS
HERE IN ROANOKE
COUNTY IS SOMBER HERE IN ROANOKE
COUNTY IS SOMBER
AFTER THE ATTACK COUNTY IS SOMBER
AFTER THE ATTACK
SATURDAY. AFTER THE ATTACK
SATURDAY.
BUT WE TALKED TO SATURDAY.
BUT WE TALKED TO
MANY BUT WE TALKED TO
MANY
EXPERIENCED MANY
EXPERIENCED
HIKERS COMING EXPERIENCED
HIKERS COMING
THROUGH THE HIKERS COMING
THROUGH THE
TRAILS HERE NEAR THROUGH THE
TRAILS HERE NEAR
MCAFEE KNOB AND TRAILS HERE NEAR
MCAFEE KNOB AND
THE FEELING IS MCAFEE KNOB AND
THE FEELING IS
THAT EVERYONE IS THE FEELING IS
THAT EVERYONE IS
STILL SAFE. THAT EVERYONE IS
STILL SAFE.
NATS, CLARK, FEET STILL SAFE.
NATS, CLARK, FEET
CRUNCHING NATS, CLARK, FEET
CRUNCHING
LOTS OF HIKERS CRUNCHING
LOTS OF HIKERS
WERE BACK OUT LOTS OF HIKERS
WERE BACK OUT
ON THE TRAILS WERE BACK OUT
ON THE TRAILS
TODAY. ON THE TRAILS
TODAY.
SOT TODAY.
SOT
DAVID CLARK / SOT
DAVID CLARK /
DANVILLE DAVID CLARK /
DANVILLE
RESIDENT: CLARK 2 DANVILLE
RESIDENT: CLARK 2
/ :14 “50-SOME RESIDENT: CLARK 2
/ :14 “50-SOME
YEARS, I STARTED / :14 “50-SOME
YEARS, I STARTED
HIKING THESE YEARS, I STARTED
HIKING THESE
TRAILS WHEN I WAS HIKING THESE
TRAILS WHEN I WAS
ABOUT 13. THAT’S TRAILS WHEN I WAS
ABOUT 13. THAT’S
MORE TIME THAN ABOUT 13. THAT’S
MORE TIME THAN
WE’D LIKE TO THINK MORE TIME THAN
WE’D LIKE TO THINK
ABOUT.” WE’D LIKE TO THINK
ABOUT.”
LOPEZ: “AND ABOUT.”
LOPEZ: “AND
YOU’VE ALWAYS LOPEZ: “AND
YOU’VE ALWAYS
FELT SAFE?” YOU’VE ALWAYS
FELT SAFE?”
CLARK: FELT SAFE?”
CLARK:
“GENERALLY CLARK:
“GENERALLY
SPEAKING. NODS “GENERALLY
SPEAKING. NODS SPEAKING. NODS HEAD I FEEL SAFER HEAD I FEEL SAFER
HERE THAN HEAD I FEEL SAFER
HERE THAN
WALKING THE DOG HERE THAN
WALKING THE DOG
OR GOING TO THE WALKING THE DOG
OR GOING TO THE
MALL.” OR GOING TO THE
MALL.”
NATS, WOMAN MALL.”
NATS, WOMAN
THROWS BACKPACK NATS, WOMAN
THROWS BACKPACK
ON / 33:38 THROWS BACKPACK
ON / 33:38
THIS COMMUNITY IS ON / 33:38
THIS COMMUNITY IS
WELL-CONNECTED. THIS COMMUNITY IS
WELL-CONNECTED.
THEY KNOW WHAT’S WELL-CONNECTED.
THEY KNOW WHAT’S
GOING ON. THEY KNOW WHAT’S
GOING ON.
THEY POST ONLINE GOING ON.
THEY POST ONLINE
AND SOME HAVE THEY POST ONLINE
AND SOME HAVE
NICKNAMES. AND SOME HAVE
NICKNAMES.
LIKE THIS GERMAN NICKNAMES.
LIKE THIS GERMAN
WOMAN. WHO’S LIKE THIS GERMAN
WOMAN. WHO’S
CALLED “DING WOMAN. WHO’S
CALLED “DING
DONG”. CALLED “DING
DONG”.
SHE’S ONE OF DONG”.
SHE’S ONE OF
MANY WHO HEARD SHE’S ONE OF
MANY WHO HEARD
ABOUT THE MANY WHO HEARD
ABOUT THE
ATTACKER BEFORE ABOUT THE
ATTACKER BEFORE
SATURDAY. ATTACKER BEFORE
SATURDAY.
KRISTIN “DING SATURDAY.
KRISTIN “DING
DONG” FORSTER / KRISTIN “DING
DONG” FORSTER /
GERMAN RESIDENT: DONG” FORSTER /
GERMAN RESIDENT:
FORSTER 1 / :06 GERMAN RESIDENT:
FORSTER 1 / :06
“PEOPLE WERE FORSTER 1 / :06
“PEOPLE WERE
TALKING ABOUT HIM “PEOPLE WERE
TALKING ABOUT HIM
JUST TO WATCH TALKING ABOUT HIM
JUST TO WATCH
OUT. WOMEN GET JUST TO WATCH
OUT. WOMEN GET
HARASSED.” OUT. WOMEN GET
HARASSED.”
NATS, LAGAISSE, HARASSED.”
NATS, LAGAISSE,
FEET CRUNCHING NATS, LAGAISSE,
FEET CRUNCHING
AND THIS MAN FEET CRUNCHING
AND THIS MAN
FROM WISCONSIN AND THIS MAN
FROM WISCONSIN
WHO GOES BY “ICE FROM WISCONSIN
WHO GOES BY “ICE
PACK”. WHO GOES BY “ICE
PACK”.
A FEW WEEKS PACK”.
A FEW WEEKS
AGO. HE A FEW WEEKS
AGO. HE
ACTUALLY PASSED AGO. HE
ACTUALLY PASSED
BY THE ATTACKER ACTUALLY PASSED
BY THE ATTACKER
ON A TRAIL. BY THE ATTACKER
ON A TRAIL.
SOT ON A TRAIL.
SOT
CURTIS “ICEPACK” SOT
CURTIS “ICEPACK”
LAGAISSE / PASSED CURTIS “ICEPACK”
LAGAISSE / PASSED
ATTACKER TRAIL LAGAISSE / PASSED
ATTACKER TRAIL
WEEKS AGO: ATTACKER TRAIL
WEEKS AGO:
LAGAISSE 1 / :13 WEEKS AGO:
LAGAISSE 1 / :13
“THE SAFEST THING LAGAISSE 1 / :13
“THE SAFEST THING
TO DO WOULD BE “THE SAFEST THING
TO DO WOULD BE
TO HIKE WITH A TO DO WOULD BE
TO HIKE WITH A
FRIEND IF YOU TO HIKE WITH A
FRIEND IF YOU
HAVE ONE BUT IF FRIEND IF YOU
HAVE ONE BUT IF
YOU DON’T TRY TO HAVE ONE BUT IF
YOU DON’T TRY TO
AVOID HIKING AT YOU DON’T TRY TO
AVOID HIKING AT
NIGHT. I MAKE THAT AVOID HIKING AT
NIGHT. I MAKE THAT NIGHT. I MAKE THAT DECISION EVERY DECISION EVERY
ONCE IN A WHILE DECISION EVERY
ONCE IN A WHILE
TO HIKE AT NIGHT ONCE IN A WHILE
TO HIKE AT NIGHT
NOW, KNOWING TO HIKE AT NIGHT
NOW, KNOWING
WHAT HAPPENED, NOW, KNOWING
WHAT HAPPENED,
MAYBE I’LL THINK WHAT HAPPENED,
MAYBE I’LL THINK
TWICE ABOUT IT MAYBE I’LL THINK
TWICE ABOUT IT
GOING FORWARD.” TWICE ABOUT IT
GOING FORWARD.”
THEY SAY THEY GOING FORWARD.”
THEY SAY THEY
NEVER COULD THEY SAY THEY
NEVER COULD
HAVE IMAGINED NEVER COULD
HAVE IMAGINED
THAT WHAT THEY HAVE IMAGINED
THAT WHAT THEY
HEARD ABOUT HIM THAT WHAT THEY
HEARD ABOUT HIM
COULD HAVE LED HEARD ABOUT HIM
COULD HAVE LED
TO AN ATTACK LIKE COULD HAVE LED
TO AN ATTACK LIKE
THAT. TO AN ATTACK LIKE
THAT.
NO HIKERS WE THAT.
NO HIKERS WE
TALKED TO TODAY NO HIKERS WE
TALKED TO TODAY
SAID THEY WOULD TALKED TO TODAY
SAID THEY WOULD
CARRY WEAPONS SAID THEY WOULD
CARRY WEAPONS
AS A RESULT OF CARRY WEAPONS
AS A RESULT OF
THE RECENT AS A RESULT OF
THE RECENT
ATTACK. THE RECENT
ATTACK.
LIVE IN ROANOKE ATTACK.
LIVE IN ROANOKE
COUNTY, I’M TOMMY LIVE IN ROANOKE
COUNTY, I’M TOMMY
LOPEZ. 10 NEWS, COUNTY, I’M TOMMY
LOPEZ. 10 NEWS,
WORKING FOR YOU. LOPEZ. 10 NEWS,
WORKING FOR YOU.
THE WORKING FOR YOU.
THE
INVESTIGATION THE
INVESTIGATION
INTO A WEEKEND

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