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.