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Boston Marathon Bombing Site Evacuated Because of Hoax Device

Last night, authorities in Boston evacuated an area near the finish line of the Boston marathon, one year to the day that bombings rocked the city. A man identified as a 25-year-old, self-described “performance artist” wore a black veil and shouted “Boston strong” before leaving a bag at the scene. The man, Kayvon Edson, told police that the bag contained a rice cooker and confetti. Bomb squads detonated the backpack, along with another abandoned bag that they believed contained photography equipment as a precaution. Edson, whose various blogs are filled with strange postings seemingly sympathetic to Boston Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, and possession of a hoax device. This year’s marathon will take place on Monday …

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