SAUGUS, Mass. (WHDH) — A pressure cooker thrown out in a public trash can caused a scare in Saugus.

It was discovered outside of a store on Broadway Street.

A bomb squad was called in, but eventually ruled the pressure cooker safe.

Police said since the Boston Marathon bombings, throwing out items like pressure cookers in a public trash can is irresponsible.

Pressure cooker bombs were used in the Boston Marathon bombings.

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