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Defense Department Raids Wrong Boston Hotel Room, Detains Guest

Participants in a Department of Defense training exercise accidentally raided the wrong Boston hotel room and detained an unsuspecting guest, the FBI reports. The mix-up happened at about 10 p.m Tuesday. The exercise was intended to "simulate a situation (Defense Department) personnel might encounter in a deployed environment," said the FBI, reports USA Today. "Based on inaccurate information, they were mistakenly sent to the wrong room and detained an individual, not the intended role player"

Nobody was injured, and Boston police officers were called to the scene to confirm it was an exercise. The FBI is reviewing the incident with the Defense Department. "Safety is always a priority of the FBI, and our law enforcement partners, and we take these incidents very seriously," the FBI said. Delta Airlines was looking into local media reports that the detained person is an employee.


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