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Someone tripped the fire alarm overnight at the Steelers’ hotel in New England

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Police arrested a Boston man who allegedly set off the false alarm.

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The Steelers traveled to New England on Saturday for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Patriots (6:30 p.m. ET, CBS). In their lone night in an area hotel, they got an earlier-than-expected wake-up call.

Pittsburgh TV station KDKA reported someone caused a false fire alarm at the Steelers team hotel around 3 a.m. local time on Sunday morning.

“Alarms were going off for about half an hour before guests were allowed to return to their rooms,” the station reported.

ESPN reported police made an arrest and charged a 25-year-old Boston man with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and pulling a false fire alarm.

According to sources, the man pulled an alarm in a stairwell near an exit at the hotel and jumped into a waiting car with two other men and fled the scene but was quickly apprehended by state police.

The news comes on the heels of the Steelers dealing with a flu bug during the run-up to the title game. It presumably cost some players and coaches some shut-eye.

This is not a new thing. The Patriots themselves have had it happen to them multiple times. The alarm went off at the Chiefs hotel in New England before the teams’ Divisional playoff game last year, though it was apparently just because someone was smoking. Pittsburgh’s hockey team, the Penguins, has been involved in fire alarm wars before, too. It’s one of the older tricks in the rabble-rousing book.