Fredricka Whitfield Apologizes For Calling Dallas Shooter 'Courageous And Brave' On CNN

06/14/2015 03:02 pm ET | Updated Jun 14, 2015

A CNN anchor apologized Sunday after facing massive backlash for referring to a man who opened fire on a Dallas police station as "courageous and brave."

“It was very courageous and brave, if not crazy as well, to open fire on the police headquarters, and now you have this scene, this standoff,” Fredricka Whitfield said Saturday while speaking to legal analyst Philip Holloway.

The gunman stormed the Dallas Police headquarters early Saturday morning, driving an armored van stocked with explosives. He was killed by police after an hourslong standoff. No one else was hurt.

Whitfield said on Sunday that she "misspoke."

“I misspoke, and in no way believe the gunman was courageous, nor brave,” she said.

Watch her original comments in the video, courtesy of Mediaite.

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