CNN and the Associated Press have egg all over their faces in their rush to break the news about the possible arrest of a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. The FBI released the following statement:
“Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack. Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate. Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting.”
The statement was issued by Special Agent Greg Comcowich at (617) 223-6110.
Here’s a tweet from the Boston Police Dept.
Despite reports to the contrary there has not been an arrest in the Marathon attack.
— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 17, 2013