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Police in Niagara Falls, N.Y. clear Massachusetts vehicle in wake of Boston manhunt

This is a picture released by Boston police of fugitive  Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old who had been living in Cambridge, just outside Boston, and is described as “armed and dangerous.”

Boston Police Department

Police in Niagara Falls, N.Y., have cleared a Massachusetts vehicle stopped Friday in a routine traffic check.

The incident, which occurred during the house-by-house manhunt in Boston for the last suspect in the marathon bombings sparked a flurry of media reports about Russian nationals in the car, suspicious backpacks and robot bomb-detectors that illustrated the confusion and paranoia reigning across the United States.

A media spokesperson for the FBI branch in Buffalo, said later that nothing untoward was discovered.

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