Man charged with carrying hoax device in Boston

Two backpacks found at Marathon finish line.
Ryan Catalani

Police in Boston detonated two backpacks near the Boston Marathon finish line.

The incident began when officers stopped a man walking barefoot in the rain.

He said he was carrying a rice cooker, which officers eventually found was filled with confetti.

The second backpack left unattended was filled with camera equipment.

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



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  1. ric posted on 04/16/2014 08:07 AM
    What is wrong with people. After a tragedy like that, some idiot thinks it's funny to hoax it. I hope he gets some serious punishment.
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