Fox News Statement: Televising Shooting After Car Chase Was Result of ‘Severe Human Error’

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By Alex Weprin Comment

Fox News Channel has released a statement explaining what happened when it inadvertently aired a man apparently shooting himself in the head following a car chase this afternoon.

“We took every precaution to avoid any such live incident by putting the helicopter pictures on a five second delay. Unfortunately, this mistake was the result of a severe human error and we apologize for what viewers ultimately saw on the screen.”

-Michael Clemente, executive VP, news editorial.

A Fox News source tells me that a producer on “Studio B” failed to hit the dump button in time, and the result was that the shooting made it to air. The suspect in question died from his self-inflicted injury, according to KPHO Phoenix.

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