Skip to comments.Boston Marathon Finish Line Evacuated After Masked Man Yelling ‘Boston Strong’ Dumps Backpack
Posted on 04/15/2014 5:12:30 PM PDT by kristinn
Barefoot and wearing a black veil, the man dropped a large backpack shortly before being apprehended by police. The area is on high alert as commemorations for the victims of last year's bombing are underway Tuesday.
The area around the Boston Marathon finish line has been evacuated as cops investigate two suspicious backpacks left along Boylston Street.
Ceremonies throughout the day commemorated the victims on the one year anniversary of the bombing at the site that killed three and injured more than 260 people.
Around 7 p.m., a barefoot man wearing a black veil and yelling Boston Strong! as he ran left one of the backpacks at the finish line near Boylston and Dartmouth, WBZ-TV reported.
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
So much for security.
Tweets re: 2 suspicious backpacks left nr Marathon finish line: “Our @NECN video shows a man being taken in custody at finish line wearing all black, black paint on face, and no shoes. @NECN”... “My colleague, .@AtwaterWCVB, reports the fire depart. has detained the suspect seen dropping 2 backpacks @ the Boston Public Library.” (Julie Loncich) Also via Ch 4 website: “WBZ-TV photographers on scene say they saw a person with the backpack screaming Boston Strong before police cleared everyone from the area.Witnesses say the person was barefoot, wearing a long black veil and was acting strange. It is unclear whether or not the person was taken into custody.”
a news media person? Was told to go make something happen?
>>Update, 7:56 p.m.: Transit police on-scene tell Boston.com that a shelter-in-place order is in effect for Boylston Street, and advise those nearby to stay away from windows.
Green Line service continues to bypass the Copley MBTA station
not saying was a news media person but .... some of these news people have histories. One even started a war.
Bos Herald: The area near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street has been cordoned off as police respond to suspicious bags left at the scene....Sadly, the alert hit around the same time as the Norden brothers, J.P. and Paul, were completing their team’s Hopkinton-to-Boston relay to raise funds for prosthetics. Both brothers lost a leg in last year’s attacks at the finish line. Now the double-decker bus they rode in is parked near the area.
Thanks for the updates.
They have the suspect in custody, he was “Skipping around” yelling “Boston Strong..” Obama voter off his meds
link reported to be approximately 30 minutes old ... http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/04/15/boylston-street-evacuated-after-backpack-left-near-finish-line/
false flag operative off his meds.
oston.com: Update, 8:25 p.m.: Boston Police David Estrada confirms that an adult male suspect was detained and is being questioned by police.
The man, whose identity has not yet been disclosed by authorities, was apprehended at Boylston and Exeter Streets.
Estrada said he was unable to confirm whether one or two bags were found at the scene. VIDEO is at http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2014/04/15/breaking-marathon-finish-line-evacuated-after-suspicious-packages-discovered/DTSiAn2NlNQe3honPF97uO/story.html
Spot the looney.
i can just picture a couple boston ss guys: o crap, looks like frank’s just broke character....
Right. all these rights that people give up for the sake of security and we still get crap like this...
Photo pulled of person of interest (poi) from your link raccoon.
Police detonated backpack(s?) about twenty minutes ago.
Yup, saw that on Fox 25. One backpack at least.
tweet from Jonathan Elias of WBZ-TV:
>>JUST IN: Source tells WBZ suspect stopped by police told officers he had a “rice cooker” in his bag
possibly him? Kayvon Edson 2007 Wakefield MA high graduate
Boston Radio Watch tweet:
>>His name is all over Twitter now. Sounds like many people recognized him from that photo of the arrest.
bkmark ... Thank You.
no prob— btw a quick websearch turned up his twitter account or one of them
I’m not kidding about the last part.
Ch 4 website now saying indeed Kayvon Edson etc
Thank You ... Headline (as you know) is stating was a hoax. Will take a look at account. My Thanks once more.
Whew, after reading am going to need a shower.
This guy should be put away for a long, long time. I don’t care if he meant it as some kind of joke.
Exactly..even if he meant for it to be a “joke’ joking about something like that on a day like this is NOT funny..he seems like a whack job to me