Jumping the Gun

This is what CNN.com's front page looked like at 9:30 P.M.:

Man Killed Yards From Plane After Bomb Claim

A 44-year-old U.S. citizen who claimed to have a bomb was killed by air marshals Wednesday at Miami International Airport, several sources told CNN. The man, identified as Rigoberto Alpizar, said the device was in his carry-on backpack, a Department of Homeland Security official said. When Alpizar -- standing on the boarding bridge between the plane and terminal -- appeared to reach into his backpack he was shot, the official said. No bomb was found.


Air marshals get lots of training but little action
All goodninterestin' stuff. But I have to ask...what's with the last headline? What's being suggested?

The marshals were following their training by waiting until Alpizar "appeared to reach." But as far as I'm concerned, just making a claim like that should be reason enough to open fire. Or as the BBC called it on the radio today, in that hoary, honorable, and yet this time suspect phrase, "fire in anger."