CNN Anchor Offers On-Air Explanation for Calling Dallas Attack "Brave"

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Fredricka Whitfield had previously referred to suspect James Boulware's actions as "very courageous and brave."

CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield has addressed the controversy surrounding her apparent praise for the shooter outside Dallas police headquarters.

While discussing the attacker on Saturday's broadcast, she referred to his actions as "very courageous and brave."

On Sunday, Whitfield said, "I misspoke and in no way believe the gunman was courageous nor brave."

A suspect identified as James Boulware opened fire at police headquarters Saturday before he was killed by a police sniper. His armored van contained explosives. 

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