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Pandemonium as media mob ransacks shooters’ home on live TV without FBI permission

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Networks tour SB shooters' apartment (Twitter)

Several news organizations toured the apartment shared by the San Bernardino shooters — even though the residence may still be an active crime scene under investigation.

*This story has been updated. See below.

The couple’s landlord said reporters and photographers from BBC, CNN, MSNBC and NBC rushed into the apartment Friday when he pried open the front door — and they live-tweeted and broadcast their findings on television.

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Investigators said they did not authorize the tours, which could have contaminated the crime scene if it has not been cleared.

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However, reporters say federal investigators had already cleared out evidence related to the investigation but left behind the couple’s personal items.

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Random members of the public also apparently may have entered the home.

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Viewers and social media users — and even some media colleagues — were almost uniformly critical of the networks’ decision to enter the apartment without apparently clearing the move with investigators.

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*UPDATE: MSNBC has issued an apology for showing footage of unedited identification while filming live inside the Redlands home. The network said the landlord allowed reporters inside.

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““We regret that we briefly showed images of photographs and identification cards that should not have been aired without review,” the statement read, according to The Hill.

Watch portions of the tour broadcast by MSNBC and posted online by Washington Free Beacon:

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