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Boston Hotel Where Steelers Are Staying Evacuated After Fire Alarm Triggered

BOSTON (KDKA) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers may not be facing off against the New England Patriots on a full night of sleep.

KDKA's Rich Walsh reports that fire alarms started going off around 3 a.m. Sunday at the Boston hotel where the Steelers and many fans are staying.

Firefighters quickly arrived on the scene to check things out as guests waited outside.

Hotel personnel said the entire hotel had to be evacuated, but it ended up being a false alarm.

Alarms were going off for about half an hour before guests were allowed to return to their rooms.

ESPN reported around 8 a.m. that Massachusetts State Police have arrested a 25-year-old Boston man who allegedly pulled the fire alarm. Sources told ESPN the man pulled a fire alarm in a stairwell near an exit, then ran out of the building to a waiting car with two other men and fled the scene.

Hours later, just after 10 a.m., a fire alarm reportedly went off inside Gillette Stadium, forcing media to evacuate.

CBS Sports anchor Dana Jacobson tweeted around 10:15 a.m. that fire crews arrived on the scene, but reporters were told the stadium was clear, and they were allowed to head back inside.

The game kicks off at the Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts at 6:40 p.m.

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