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Boston Hotel Evacuated After High CO Readings

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Guests, including two movie-star monkeys, are returning to a Boston hotel after high carbon monoxide readings forced them to evacuate.

Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said the elevated readings Wednesday at the Liberty Hotel were caused by a tiny boiler leak that was fixed by early afternoon. No one was hurt.

McDonald said crew members of the Adam Sandler movie "The Zookeeper" were among 300 guests evacuated, including two animal handlers with monkeys.

Liberty spokesman Jim Treadway said the hotel has hosted the movie's non-animal stars, but none were there Wednesday. He declined to drop names.

The hotel was the site of the old Charles Street jail. Among its most famous inmates: 1960s con artist Frank Abagnale Jr., played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie "Catch Me If You Can."

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