Boston police investigate two backpacks near marathon finish line, suspect in custody
Boston police evacuated the area around the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday night to investigate two unattended backpacks, reports the Associated Press.
Police say that the backpacks were discovered on Tuesday, exactly one year after two bombs in backpacks exploded near the marathon's finish, killing three people and injuring more than 200.
The Boston police said via Twitter that a male suspect was taken into custody in connection with the two unattended backpacks, which were later disposed of.
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The police department has tweeted asking people to avoid the area while the bomb squad investigates.
Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in last year's Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes. Former Mayor Thomas Menino (meh-NEE'-noh) spoke at the nearby Hynes Convention Center.
#BPDPublicSafetyAlert: #BPD confirming a male suspect in custody in connection to the unattended backpacks found at the Finish Line.
— Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) April 16, 2014
UPDATE: BOSTON - cmd rpts that @BostonPolice will be detonating device with water cannon soon. (2020) #PFFM_ALERTBISHOP: A year after Boston Marathon bombings, Bill Iffrig reflects on tragedy
— Fire Fighters of MA (@THE_PFFM) April 16, 2014