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Police responded to a call about a suspicious package and instead found a pot of spaghetti.

Cops flooded a Mobile Gas Station at 21st Street and Broadway on March 12 after someone spotted a pressure cooker near a fuel pump in Astoria — but the device turned out to be full of spaghetti.

According to an NYPD spokesperson, police received a call regarding a suspicious package. The cops were called to the scene at about 4:45 p.m., the New York Post reported.

The bomb squad then used a portable X-ray machine to inspect the contents of the pressure cooker and only found spaghetti and marinara sauce.

“That’s what what was used in Boston,” said a spokesperson for the 114th Precinct, referring to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings in which pressure cookers were turned into improvised explosive devices. “We take it very seriously. We’re very cautious.”

The street was soon re-opened, and there were no arrests or injuries, the spokesperson added.


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