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Apr 16, 2014 7:04 AM

Man Arrested For Leaving 'Hoax Device' At Boston Marathon Finish Line

BOSTON - This whole situation really rattling a lot of nerves here in Boston. A man this morning in police custody being charged with being in possession of a hoax device.

This all took place right at the marathon finish line. The man was seen running down the street dressed in black, wearing a long black veil. He didn't have on any socks and shoes he was carrying a large backpack and yelling Boston strong.

When he got to the finish line a police officer approached him and he told that police officer that there was a rice cooker inside his backpack. Now according to Boston police the officer looked in the bag and saw what appeared to be a rice cooker. Ordered the man to drop the bag right there behind the finish line and took that man into police custody.

A short time later they discovered a second bag on the street. The bomb squad was called in. They used robots to check the bags out. Eventually they safely detonated those bags and later on police saying that one of the bags did indeed appeared to have a rice cooker inside of it.

The second bag they haven't given any information about the contents of that bag. In fact they say at this point they can't even confirm that that second bag belongs to the suspect but again they took this man into custody. A really scary situation on the one year anniversary of those attacks.

That man in police custody is going to go before a judge today. He is going to be charged with being disorderly, disturbing the peace and being in possession of a hoax device.


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