UPDATE: AP: Arrest, CNN: Arrest, FOX: 2 Arrests, Globe: Arrest, Reuters: No arrest, CBS: No arrest, NBC: No arrest, ABC: No arrest.
— Tim Williams (@TimWilliamsCBS) April 17, 2013
There are conflicting reports and confusion all over cable news and Twitter this afternoon, so we will stay calm and blog on for now, until we spot something conclusive. Update: The FBI just issued a scathing statement:
Contrary to widespread reporting, there have been no arrests 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.
Ellie Hall chronicles the clusterfuck.