Media Melts Down Over Reports Of Boston Suspect

Reports of “arrest” backpedaled to “no one in custody” in less than an hour. Here’s a timeline of the conflicting and confusing reports.

4. CNN reports that video from a nearby Lord & Taylor department store was helpful in identifying a “dark skinned male” as a possible suspect.

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7. Update - 1:55 p.m.: In a live special report, NBC’s Pete Williams says that no arrest has been made but individuals have been identified as persons of “great interest.”

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9. Update - 2:00 p.m.: FOX News reports that an arrest has been made.

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33. Update - 2:58 p.m.: The FBI releases a statement confirming that no arrest has been made.

34. Update - 3:00 p.m.: CNN posts a correction on its Facebook page.

Note: BuzzFeed posted this image at 3:34 p.m. and placed it in its proper spot in the timeline.

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