Man allegedly threatened to blow up Boston gas station; held lighter to pump

Boston EMS transported a man to a local hospital for evaluation after he threatened to “blow up” a gas station Monday afternoon, police said.

Police responded to the Mobil gas station on Southampton Street for a man who was allegedly holding a lighter up to one of the station’s gas pumps at 4:32 p.m. Monday. Officers located the suspect, whose name has not been disclosed, walking along Massachusetts Avenue toward Southampton Street.

Officers frisked the suspect and found a lighter in his pocket. He was brought back to the gas station, where he was identified by witnesses as the man who had threatened to blow up the station.

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The suspect’s condition has not been released.