Two Bags Detonated At Site Of Boston Marathon Bombings One Year Later
One year ago today, three people died and more than 260 people were injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
It seems as though people in Boston can still not be at peace, as a man, barefoot and dressed with a black veil, dropped one backpack and started walking away at the site of the finish line of the Boston Marathon, that exact spot where people died in last year’s Marathon.
Events today were held and many came together at the finish line to remember those who lost their lives.The bomb squad was called immediately. But, then he was carrying another bag.
The officer who stopped the suspect — described as a white male in his 20s — noticed what appeared to be carrying a rice cooker. Fragments consistent with a rice cooker were recovered after it was exploded. Bombs made from pressure cookers were used in the bombings on April 15 last year. The man who was arrested Tuesday will be charged with possession of a hoax device, disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct, says NBC.
After the ‘bomb’ was controlled and detonated by police, both around the 9 o’clock hour, only confetti was found inside making it look as though the stint was a hoax. In the other bag that was left at the finish line was photography equipment. According to the NY Daily News:
In a YouTube video posted by Edson in 2012, he describes himself as “a fashion designer, an entrepreneur, a performance artist, a mental patient, a blogger/bloggerist, a jailbird, a college dropout and a drag queen.”