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‘Sorry we said you were the Boston Marathon bomber, Zooey Deschanel’

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A TV captioning service has issued an apology after incorrectly reporting actress Zooey Deschanel as the one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Caption Solutions provided the text for a Fox network affiliate channel, KDFW, in Dallas during the rolling coverage of the manhunt for Dzokhar Tsarnaev, who was subsequently detained by police.

Their caption read: 'Marathon Bomber. He is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel."

Deschanel, of course, is actually 33, female, and, most critically, not a suspect in the Boston Marathon attack.

Writing on Twitter after she became aware of the gaffe, she tweeted: "Whoa! Epic closed captioning FAIL!"

And the company responsible have subsequently apologised.

Caption Solutions "deeply regret" the mistake, which Kala J. Patterson, the company's president, adding that they "sincerely apologize for the error."

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