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Zooey Deschanel gets apology for being named Boston Marathon bombing suspect by closed captioning service

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During the fast-paced televised manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers, a closed captioner for a local Fox affiliate was typing a little too fast and accidentally wrote, instead of the name of one of the bombers, “Zooey Deschanel.” Now, she’s getting an apology, according to the Toronto Sun.

The captioner should have been writing the name of 19-year-old suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, but went a different direction.

Zooey Deschanel is best known for starring on Fox’s “New Girl” and not being a suspect in any acts of terrorism.

Caption Solutions president Kala Patterson formally apologized in a statement, saying that company officials “sincerely apologize for the error” and “deeply regret” it.

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