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Boston police investigate unattended backpacks near marathon finish line

Boston authorities evacuated part of Boylston Street near the marathon finish line on Tuesday evening.
By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   April 15, 2014 at 8:42 PM
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BOSTON, April 15 (UPI) -- An area near the Boston Marathon finish line was evacuated Tuesday night, on the one year anniversary of the bombings, after police were alerted to a couple of unattended backpacks.

Police spokesman David Estrada told the Boston Globe that the backpacks don't appear to be dangerous, but said authorities would take them seriously.

Witness said that a man wearing a black veil and make up had dropped the backpacks, WCVB reported. Others said they saw him acting erratically and heard him screaming "Boston Strong." Police said that they had one man in custody in relation to the backpacks.

[Boston Globe, WCVB, CBS Boston]

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