Police arrests 'veiled' barefoot man after backpacks found at Boston Marathon finish line
A barefoot man screaming 'Boston Strong' was reportedly arrested by police after two unattended backpacks were found at the Boston Marathon finish line on the anniversary of the bombings.
The area near the finish line was evacuated after the backpacks, of which one was carried by a barefoot man wearing a long black veil, were spotted there.
According to CBS News, the man, who was identified as 25-year-old Kayvon Edson, said that he had a rice cooker in his bag when he was stopped by the police, who found that on searching that the cooker was full of confetti.
A police spokesman said that the backpacks were discovered in the evening and were detonated by a bomb squad.
The two bombs that exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon a year ago, killing three people and injuring more than 260, were also left in backpacks and both were made from pressure cookers, the report added.
(Posted on 16-04-2014)