The New York City Fire Department has launched an investigation into the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein by a first respondent on 4chan's internet message board before officials announced the death, according to a statement. report.
The supposed leak was posted in the anonymous message of the 4chan board at 8:16 a.m. Saturday, around 40 minutes before The Post broke the news of the pedophile's death, Buzzfeed News reported .
"[D] always asked me how I knew, but Epstein died an hour ago from hanging, cardiac arrest. It was a screening," the post said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Frank Gribbon said he "could not guarantee the accuracy" of the 4chan post, according to the news outlet.
"The department will investigate this incident," Gribbon said. .