MSM Blunder: Police have identified a suspect in Boston Bombings

CNN suffered a public shaming after erroneously reporting Wednesday that an arrest had been made in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings.

According to a source at CNN, the network was the first to report that a suspect had been identified. Anchor John King sent in a report around 1 p.m. that a source “briefed” on the investigation had told King a positive identification had been made. CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist approved that report, according to the source.

According to the source, who was reviewing internal email logs, Fran Townsend was the first at the network to say that an arrest had been made.
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Source: Suspect arrest imminent in Marathon bombing

BOSTON ( – A source has confirmed to Fox 25 that investigators have identified a suspect believed to be responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing and that an arrest is imminent.

The source said that authorities believe the suspect was caught on camera at Lord and Taylor and that investigators have made significant progress in the case.

via Source: MyFoxBoston.

Investigators believe they have identified a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, a source who has been briefed on the investigation told CNN’s John King exclusively.

Man with black backpack (Media Credit: gatewaypundit)
Man with black backpack (Media Credit: gatewaypundit)

The breakthrough came from analysis of video from a department store near the site of the second explosion. Video from a Boston television station also contributed to the progress, said the source, who declined to be more specific but called it a significant development.

Earlier, a federal law enforcement source with firsthand knowledge of the investigation told CNN that a lid to a pressure cooker thought to have been used in the bombings had been found on a roof of a building near the scene.

While such clues may move the investigation forward, they did not reveal whether the attack was an act of domestic or foreign terrorism.

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