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Unattended backpacks found at Boston Marathon finish line

Wednesday - 4/16/2014, 2:30am  ET

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A member of the bomb squad inspects an object after a controlled detonation at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line on Tuesday. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection with them. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

WASHINGTON -- Two unattended backpacks were found near the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday night, after a day of remembrance of the bombings at the same spot a year ago.

New England Cable News reports that the backpacks were found at about 8 p.m., and a man was in custody. They don't know whether he was under arrest or being questioned.

One of the backpacks was detonated shortly before 9. The all-clear has been given.

CBS Boston reports that at least one of the bags was carried by a man identified as Kayvon Edson, who was wearing a long black veil and screaming "Boston Strong." They say Edson told the police he had a rice cooker in his bag.

CBS News says that the rice cooker in the bag was full of confetti.

Edson has been charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and possession of a hoax device.

The other bag was destroyed at about 9:40. It contained photo equipment.

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