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.

 

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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