A Delta Air pilot was reportedly handcuffed and interrogated in the shower of his downtown Boston hotel after FBI and Department of Defense officials broke into the wrong hotel room as part of a botched training exercise, insiders have claimed.
Special agents were unintentionally dispatched to the incorrect room at the Revere Hotel in Boston, but the unknown pilot wasn’t hurt in the incident.
After more than an hour, the agents who were participating in the exercise discovered their error.
According to sources cited by WBZ-TV, the FBI and DOD officials went to the 15th floor of the hotel and woke up the pilot before barging into the room, handcuffing him and taking him to the shower, where he was interrogated for the next hour.
Although responding police officers were informed that a training exercise was in progress, the Boston Police Department and EMS were called to the hotel after it reported an incident.
The FBI has confirmed its agents were involved and said in a statement that they were working alongside DOD agents on a “training exercise at a hotel in Boston to simulate a situation their personnel might encounter in a deployed environment”.
“Based on inaccurate information, they were mistakenly sent to the wrong room and detained an individual, not the intended role player,” the statement continued. “Thankfully, nobody was injured”.
An internal inquiry is currently under progress, according to an FBI spokesperson.