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Promo campaign causes Boston bomb scare

Electronic light boards with a cartoon character raising his middle finger were thought to be bombs, causing a scare in Boston Wednesday, CNN reported.

The light boards were actually representing part of a promotional ad campaign for a late-night cartoon series on Adult Swim, created by the Turner Broadcasting Co.

The incident threw people into a frenzy, creating blocked highways and panic, as part of what some politicians called a "publicity stunt."

It is interesting that although the campaign was in other cities, only Boston had such a scare with the devices.