I-Team: Federal agents break into wrong Boston hotel room, interrogate man during training
Officials have offered to apologize to the public who was When wrongfully detained Special Forces break into his hotel room during a training exercise.
Exercise gone wrong First reported by CBS Boston. FBI agents were “assisting” the Department of Defense in conducting a mock raid at the Revere Hotel on Tuesday around 10 p.m. Due to “inaccurate information,” agents were “inadvertently dispatched to the wrong room and detained an individual, not the intended role player,” the agency said in a statement.
According to CBS Boston, the detainee is a Delta Air Lines pilot. Agents handcuffed the man and interrogated him, then placed him in the shower room. He was handcuffed for about 45 minutes before agents realized their mistake, CBS Boston reported. The FBI referred questions to the US Army’s Special Operations Command.
On Thursday, the US Army Special Operations Command said it would “extend our deepest apologies” to the man, saying the training was to “enhance soldiers’ skills to operate in realistic and unfamiliar situations”.
“The training team, unfortunately, entered the wrong room and detained an individual associated with the exercise,” the US Army’s Special Operations Command said. “The Boston Police Department responded to the scene and confirmed that this was indeed a training exercise. The safety of civilians around our training is always our number one concern. We are reviewing this serious incident with our partners and will not be releasing any further details at this time. released.”
The FBI told CBS News earlier in the week that they are working to avoid similar mistakes in the future.
“Security is always a priority for the FBI, and our law enforcement partners, and we take these incidents very seriously,” the FBI said. “The Boston Division is reviewing the incident with DOD for further action as deemed appropriate.”
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