FACT CHECK: Did SBF Attempt To Commit Suicide In Bahamas Prison?• December 22, 2022 8:10 am • Comments
Late Tuesday night rumors were circling disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman Fried attempted suicide while in custody in a Bahamas prison.
Those reports stemmed from the Bahama Press, which reported, Sam Bankman-Fried, was reportedly taken to a hospital in the Bahamas following an incident.
The news agency stated in an Instagram post that there were “scores of police vehicles” at the hospital.
This led to speculation on social media that Bankman-Fried may have attempted suicide.
However, the Bahamas Press later reported that its sources had changed their statement and said that Bankman-Fried was actually at the Department of Corrections, not the hospital.
Did SBF attempt suicide in prison?
Holy shit pic.twitter.com/Iv0eFtU7Jl
— yzy.eth (@LilMoonLambo) December 20, 2022
#sbf tweet deleted and reposted by @Bahamaspress SBF suicide or not….is the police story a cover? pic.twitter.com/gMAqS5FMdl
— Bit10x (💙,🧡) 🏰 🛸 (@Bit10x) December 20, 2022
The Bahamas Press would later tweet out this photo and explain why there was a high police presence outside of the Bahamian hopsital:
Senior high-ranking police officer presented to Doctor's Hospital…
BP Breaking| BP is now learning a senior highranking police officer has presented himself at Doctor's Hospital today. This is the reason for the many police vehicles at the hospital this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/BPAOt8KmA5
— Bahamas Press (@Bahamaspress) December 20, 2022
Coin Chapter added these details:
The Bahama Press reported that Sam Bankman-Fried was allegedly rushed to a hospital in the Bahamas.
In an Instagram post, the news agency stated that the founder of the now-defunct crypto exchange FTX was in the hospital ER after an incident. The post cited the presence of “scores of police vehicles” to justify its claims.
The report resulted in netizens taking to Twitter to ask, “Did SBF Attempt Suicide?”
However, minutes later, the Bahamian news agency shared another post, stating that its sources now said that Bankman-Fried was at the Department of Corrections and not in the hospital. BP questioned the changed statement by highlighting the presence of multiple police vehicles.
Later, Bahamas Press corrected itself, explaining that it was a high-ranking police officer at the hospital. The reason also justified the presence of police vehicles at the scene.
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