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Man Charged With Hoax Over Boston Backpacks

Man Charged With Hoax Over Boston Backpacks
Posted Wednesday, April 16th 2014 @ 8am  by Newser Editors and Wire Services

(NEWSER) – The one-year anniversary of the Boston bombings isn't passing without a police scare. Authorities say they have taken a man into custody over two backpacks found near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where two pressure-cooker bombs exploded a year ago. One backpack contained a rice cooker, and the man has been charged with disorderly conduct and possession of a hoax device. Police detonated one bag about 9pm and the second about 40 minutes later, reports the Globe

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