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Stray pressure cooker found on East Boston sidewalk

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EAST BOSTON, Mass. (WHDH) - A stray pressure cooker was found on a sidewalk in East Boston Tuesday, which forced the bomb squad into action.

The pressure cooker was found in a residential neighborhood right outside a home on Lexington Street, and located near a school.

Cellphone video showed Boston Police Bomb Squad taking no chances.

“We disrupted it, we kept the school in a safe mode so that no one would come out. We cleared the buildings and street. Protocol and procedure but for safety for the neighbors, and if someone place it out there because they thought it was funny or a joke, it's not,” an official said.

Detectives said no one inside the home knew who put the pressure cooker outside. Police said it was empty.

However, the O'Donnell School was placed in safe mode until the bomb squad gave the all clear.

“I live right here and you don't know. I mean, they put things out for the garbage and they just leave things around. You don't know what you're walking next to,” one resident said.

The school is no longer in safe mode.

Police are investigating and asking anyone who may have any information about who put the pressure cooker on the sidewalk and why, to please come forward.  

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