Boston Marathon Finish Line Evacuated Because of Suspicious Bag

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April 15 2014 9:26 PM

Boston Marathon Finish Line Evacuated Because of Suspicious Bag

The area near the finish line of the Boston Marathon was evacuated on Tuesday night after two unattended backpacks were discovered around 7p.m. On the anniversary of the attack that killed three people and injured hundreds more, according to eye witness accounts, a barefoot man wearing a long black veil was seen screaming “Boston strong” in the area, WBZ reports. Boston police said the backpacks that led to the evacuation belonged to the man in question and that police had taken a suspect into custody. According to WBZ, the bomb squad inspected one bag and then detonated it around 9 p.m.

Elliot Hannon is a writer in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter.

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