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Man held for marathon scare

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A man was taken into custody on Tuesday near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings. The man was stopped by an officer who saw him acting suspiciously.

The backpack was destroyed. The incident took place hours after ceremonies to mark last year’s Boston Marathon bombings.

A second suspicious backpack was determined to have been left behind by a media outlet and was not a danger. — AP


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