Botched FBI Training Exercise In Boston Hotel

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A Boston hotel guest was awakened in the middle of the night by federal agents who barged into his room, handcuffed him, threw him into the shower and interrogated him for an hour — before they realized they had entered the wrong room.

FBI and Department of Defense agents stormed the innocent man’s room at the Revere Hotel instead of the correct room where a person role-playing as a suspect as part of a training exercise was staying.

The agents with the FBI Boston division were assisting the Department of Defense in conducting a training exercise at the hotel “to simulate a situation their personnel might encounter in a deployed environment,” the FBI said in a statement to the local station.

“Based on inaccurate information, they were mistakenly sent to the wrong room and detained an individual, not the intended role player,” the statement continued. “Thankfully nobody was injured.”

Hotel security was notified and police and EMS were called to the scene. The pilot refused medical attention, according to a police report.


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