Clarification: The headline on this article has been amended to reflect that the mistake about Zooey Deschanel being a suspect was made during a news broadcast on a local Fox affiliate, not the national cable news network.
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Zooey Deschanel got quite the shock yesterday when she was mistakenly identified as one of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings on a local Fox News station.
According to Peter Ogburn, while the radio show producer and writer was watching the manhunt for a second suspect unfold on Fox 4 Dallas-Fort Worth, the "New Girl" star's name was misidentified in the closed captioning as 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev.
"Marathon bombing, he is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel," read the misleading (and completely incorrect) caption.
Tsarnaev was ultimately arrested Friday night after he was found hiding in a boat behind a home in Watertown, Mass.
"Oh come on, Fox," Ogburn wrote, sharing a pic of his TV screen on Twitter.
And Deschanel had something to say, as well, tweeting:
Epic FAIL is right.
.@zooeydeschanel So, you're saying it wasn't you?— Peter Ogburn (@peterogburn) April 20, 2013
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article stated that Fox News made the mistake, when in actuality it was a local Fox affiliate, Fox 4 Dallas-Fort Worth.
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