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Man With Ski Mask & Bike Pump Mistaken For Gunman In Boston

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The backpack contained a bike pump, which was mistaken for a gun earlier Wednesday on Mass. Ave.

The backpack contained a bike pump, which was mistaken for a gun earlier Wednesday on Mass. Ave.

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BOSTON (CBS) – The report of a “person with a gun” wearing a mask on Mass. Ave. in Boston on Wednesday morning was a false alarm, according to Boston police.

Police responded to the scene at around 11 a.m. after someone spotted the man walking into a building.

Soon after, officers tracked down the suspect, who had a ski mask and was carrying a bicycle pump in his backpack. He was then sent for a mental evaluation.

Officers then deemed there was no viable threat.

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