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Pressure cooker causes bomb scare in East Boston

A pressure cooker that was left outside an East Boston home prompted a bomb scare Tuesday morning.

Pressure cooker bombs exploded at the 2013 Boston Marathon finish line. Credit: Metro File Photo Pressure cooker bombs exploded at the 2013 Boston Marathon finish line. Credit: Metro File Photo

A pressure cooker left outside an East Boston home prompted a bomb scare Tuesday morning.

A bomb squad responded to the unattended device on Lexington Avenue near the O'Donnell School after it was reported around 9:30 a.m.

The cooker has since been destroyed, according to police, who are looking into who left the pot on the sidewalk.

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The device was not on school grounds, according to Boston Public Schools, but "safe mode" was enacted as a precaution.

Two pressure cooker bombs were used in the terror attack at the 2013 Boston Marathon finish line.

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