Boston police destroy 2 backpacks at marathon site

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BOSTON (AP) _ Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon’s finish line. They say they’ve taken a man into custody in connection with them.

Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered Tuesday evening, a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the end of the marathon and killed three people.

Police say the bomb squad detonated the two backpacks found Tuesday as a precaution.

Police have kept people away and tweeted asking people to avoid the area. Trains are bypassing the nearby Copley Square station.

Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in last year’s Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes. Former Mayor Thomas Menino spoke at the nearby Hynes Convention Center.


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  • Melissa

    April 15, 2013 was one of those horrific days that many of us will never forget. And for this idiotic man to leave two backpacks unattended, whether it was because he wished to spite some people or just because he’s an A-hole, is ridiculous. Boston, and the rest of the US, came together during the following days and months after the Boston marathon bombing and we have remained Boston strong. I love my Bostonians. Stay strong.

  • Robert

    Hopefully it wasn’t actually someone’s personal belongings that the police overreacted at. Not all unattended bags are evil, maybe someone forgot them.

  • redrum

    Your right Robert maybe someone just forgot them so they should have just left them alone and see if anyone came back to claim them (as long as they didn’t blow up). maybe you could have stood next to them and made sure they would be ther when the owners remembered they had forgootten them.
    Robert = Major Fail

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