MSNBC errs on the side of caution with mail bomber breaking news

By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links

MSNBC interrupted rolling breaking news coverage with another breaking news story — but the cable network didn’t go as far as its competitors at CNN and Fox News.

At around 10:56 a.m. eastern MSNBC anchor Halle Jackson interrupted a live phone interview with Rep. Joe Kennedy to toss to Pete Williams in Washington, D.C., who, in a very carefully worded statement, reported that an individual was being questioned in connection to the pipe bombs mailed to CNN and other prominent figures.

Williams did not initially go as far to say that an arrest had been made — in fact he went out of his way to caution that an arrest is a long way from someone being questioned.

It was eventually confirmed that officials will arrest a suspect in the bombings.