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On the Boston map of Assassin's Creed 3, I see an exclamation mark with a red border. When I go to them on the map, I see a person wearing civilian clothing, with a gun, running. What are they?

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  • Could you perhaps supply a screenshot too? – Mano Dec 10 '16 at 14:38
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Based on the below Youtube video, it's a courier mission. This also matches your description of a person in civilian clothes running. You can see the icon at about 35 seconds.

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An exclamation mark indicates the main story-line mission. Once you go there you'll see a marker and this will either start you on a new mission or it acts as a checkpoint if you are already in a mission.

I haven't played AC-3 but in the other games that icon indicated either a pickpocket or a courier. So you will have to chase the civilian clothed person who is running and grab him, default is shift key on PC. This will give you a reward of some kind and possibly increase notoriety. In case of pickpocketers doing this will help regain the money they stole from you.

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  • sorry but the icon i am talking about is an exclamation mark with a red border shaped as a badge. It randomly appears on the map, and when I go to that icon there is no interaction or mission event, the icon (person) just runs away from me and shouts "Stay away from me" so i just kill him and nothing happens afterwards. – Jo E. Dec 12 '16 at 4:51
  • Could you add a screen-shot to your question? – Auditore Dec 12 '16 at 6:10
  • added screenshot – Jo E. Dec 12 '16 at 13:21

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