The Boston Police bomb squad is heading to the department's station house on Gibson street to investigate reports that a woman brought a "homemade bomb'' into the C-11 station.
Boston police sent out an alert about the situation over its Twitter account.
"BOMB SQUAD responding to District 11 in Dorchester. Female brought home made bomb in to police station,'' the department's tweet said.
A spokeswoman described the item as an "empty Molotov cocktail'' and said the bomb squad is still investigating this afternoon.
No further details were immediately available.
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