Epstein's death was on 4Chan before officials announced it

A spokesperson for the New York City Fire Department said the information did not come from FDNY.

An anonymous user on 4chan, a website that hosts a variety of message boards, posted information about Epstein's passing roughly 38 minutes prior to any news outlets, BuzzFeed News reported.

Another post in the thread, published under an auto-generated ID different from that of the original poster, lays out other alleged details of the incident but quickly veers into conspiracy-theory territory, claiming that a van allegedly used to transport Epstein "did NOT sign in and we did not record the plate number and a guy in a green dress military outfit was in the back of the van according to the tower guy who let him thru the gate".

"[Don't] ask me how I know, but Epstein died an hour ago from hanging, cardiac arrest".

"BuzzFeed revealed that the user posted about Epstein's death about 40 minutes before ABC reporter Aaron Katersky broke the news on Twitter". These details suggest that the 4chan leaker could have been a first responder or medical worker. Considering users post on 4chan anonymously, the FDNY will likely have to litigate to figure out who actually sent these messages. We looked at the information provided by [a BuzzFeed News] reporter and we looked at our own records and there was no match.

"Was called out as a cardiac arrest at the manhattan federal detention facility, "one post said". However, multiple people on the message board were initially reluctant to believe the post. "But they declared death at New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan ER", they wrote.

Oren Barzilay, the president of the union for EMT workers Local 2507 in NY, told Buzzfeed News, "Our members do not release this type of confidential information".

Until the coroner's report on Epstein is released, the veracity of these anonymous posts remains unknown.

"W$3 orked asystole arrest for 40 minutes, als intubated in the field/epi/2 liters NS infused", said the 4chan user. He explained, "Telemetry implies the paramedics were in contact with a medical control hospital who then gave orders to give Sodium Bicarbonate, bicarb which is created to reverse the acid buildup in the blood from prolonged cardiac arrest ... Hospital administrator was alerted, preparing statements", read the post.

In a conversation with Buzzfeed News, Frank Dwyer, a Deputy Commissioner for FDNY, stated that an investigation found that the information on 4chan had not come from a member of the FDNY.

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