Boston Marathon Finish Line Evacuated Over Suspicious Backpack

Boston Marathon

Boston and America remembered the tragedy that struck the marathon finish line exactly one year ago today, and now a new threat has police scrambling.

According to multiple local news reports, a lone backpack was seen sitting near the finish line:

Boston Police have asked the public to avoid the area, and have the bomb squad on scene:

CBS Boston reports the alleged man seen carrying the backpack:

“WBZ-TV photographers on scene say they saw a man with the backpack screaming “Boston Strong” before police cleared everyone from the area.”

Eyewitnesses report he was wearing a long black veil, but it’s currently unclear whether the man was taken into custody.

Boston police are still investigating the situation, and as a safety precaution, have also closed off Copley Square station.

Photo credit: Mark Wood

Mike Stenger

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