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METEOR SHOWER PANICS SOME IN NEW ENGLAND

A meteor shower Sunday night sparked a flurry of frantic phone calls to police departments across New England from people who saw bright lights moving in the sky, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The meteor shower was seen as far north as Portland, Maine, and as far south as Long Island. Some witnesses apparently mistook the meteor shower for a plane crashing in Connecticut, the FAA's Holly Baker said.

The lights apparently came from the Lyrid meteor shower, a Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency official said.

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