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(AP) A TV captioning service has apologized for misidentifying "New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel (ZOH'-ee deh-shuh-NEHL') as one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects on a Texas news broadcast.


Lawrence, Kan.-based Caption Solutions says it and its captioner "deeply regret" the mistake. Company president Kala J. Patterson says in a statement issued Tuesday they "sincerely apologize for this error."


The erroneous onscreen text appeared during coverage by the Fox network affiliate KDFW in Dallas-Fort Worth of Friday's manhunt for a bombing suspect. It declared: "Marathon Bomber. He is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel."


The suspect was 19-year-old college student Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-KHAR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv), who later was arrested and hospitalized.


Deschanel learned of the TV captioning blunder over the weekend and tweeted: "Whoa! Epic closed captioning FAIL!"


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