Hotel fire alarm starts Pittsburgh Steelers' AFC Championship game day

Police apprehend Boston man for false alarm at Steelers’ hotel

CBS Boston reports a State Police report says Dennis Harrison, 25 of East Boston, told officers he "got drunk and did something stupid" because "the Steelers are staying here". Harrison, according to The Boston Globe is alleged to have entered the Boston Hilton Logan Airport, walked up to the second floor, and pulled the alarm.

The New England Patriots are favored to win against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game that kicks off at 6:30 EST.

The incident appeared to be a prank, State Police spokesman David Procopio said this weekend.

However, as the Globe reports, Harrison and his friend, who drove him to the hotel, apparently botched the escape. Authorities quickly determined it was a false alarm.

Setting off fire alarms in team hotels before games is becoming an increasing trend in America.

"Harrison informed me that he knowingly and willingly activated the fire alarm system with the sole objective of attempting to disrupt the Pittsburgh Steelers football team", Massachusetts State Trooper Bryan Erickson wrote in a report. Last weekend there was a small kitchen fire which caused the alarms to go off and forced those inside to evacuate.

More details from Sunday's arrest also emerged Monday - like what Harrison allegedly told police.

Fans pulling fire alarms in an attempt to disrupt a team's sleep happens from time to time in sports.

As if Tom Brady and Bill Belichick need another edge.



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