Publisher halts book by Benghazi witness

Threshold Editions has halted the publication of a book by Dylan Davies, who is at the center of the controversy surrounding “60 Minutes’s” recent Benghazi segment.

The publisher, a conservative subsidiary of Simon & Schuster, announced Friday it has withdrawn Davies’s book, The Embassy House: The Explosive Eyewitness Account of the Libyan Embassy Siege by the Soldier Who Was There, according to multiple reports.

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"In light of information that has been brought to our attention since the initial publication of 'The Embassy House,' we have withdrawn from publication and sale all formats of this book, and are recommending that booksellers do the same," Threshold spokeswoman Jennifer Robinson said in a statement, according to The Associated Press. "We also are notifying accounts that they may return the book to us."

On Thursday night, CBS News announced it was looking into the authenticity of Davies’s account of the night of the Benghazi attack in September 2012, which aired in a “60 Minutes” episode late last month. On Friday, the network apologized for airing the segment.

The New York Times published a piece immediately after the network’s statement Thursday evening, saying the story Davies told on “60 Minutes” differed from the story he provided the FBI just days after the attack.

Davies’s book was published Oct. 29 — two days after the “60 Minutes” episode. Threshold’s Robinson told the AP 35,000 copies are in print.