One year on from the Boston Marathon terror attack that saw three people killed and some 250 people injured, a man has been arrested in the city over a bomb scare.
The man was detained yesterday (Tuesday) after two unattended bags were discovered on the route of this year’s Boston marathon. The bags were destroyed in controlled explosions.
Following the arrest hundreds of people were evacuated just hours after the city remembered the victims of April 15 2013’s deadly marathon bombing.
Hundreds were told to avoid the area and trains bypassed the nearby Copley Square station.
Reportedly, the man had a rice cooker in his backpack. He has been charged with possessing a hoax bomb device and also faces charges of disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct.
Police are investigating the incident.
Around 36,000 runners are set to take part in the 2014 Boston Marathon on Monday April 21.