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Police detain man who claimed to have bomb in backpack

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Police took a man into custody this afternoon after he claimed to have a bomb in his backpack downtown, authorities said.

The Boston police bomb squad responded to 1 Federal St. about 12:40 p.m. after a person called in and reported the incident. They were continuing to investigate, police said.

The man has not yet been charged. No injuries were reported.

Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at jacqueline.tempera@globe.com. Follow her on twitter @jacktemp

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