- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

According to multiple news outlets late Wednesday, police named a second suspect in the San Bernardino shootings, but the reports were retracted.

The reports in Fox News, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Los Angeles Times, Mediaite and elsewhere named a 28-year-old Qatari citizen, Tayyeep bin Ardogan, as the second suspect.

However, Rick Serrano, a Los Angeles Times reporter who had tweeted the name, later deleted his tweet and said it appeared to be a hoax.

“SB police clarifying that 2nd name was not released by them. Appears now to be a hoax. We are disregarding,” Mr. Serrano tweeted.

Other outlets also altered their stories.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide