Massachusetts state police arrested a Boston man early Sunday morning after he improperly activated the fire alarm at the Steelers’ team hotel. On Monday morning, his attorney admitted that he was a “die hard” Patriots fan and was drunk at the time of the incident.
Dennis Harrison, 25, of East Boston was charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and setting off a false fire alarm after pulling the alarm at the Logan Airport Hilton at 3:40 a.m.
The attorney said that his client made incriminating statements to police.
Harrison was not a guest at the hotel, police said. He was found walking on the hotel property and a police investigation determined he was the culprit. He is being held on bail.
The situation was resolved quickly enough that few players or coaches left their rooms, The MMQB’s Albert Breer reports.
False fire alarms are nothing new for NFL teams. In 2015, a prankster activated the alarm at the Panthers’ hotel in Seattle, while the Patriots had two false alarms at their hotel in Arizona the week before Super Bowl XLIX.