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Boston Marathon one year anniversary scare
BOSTON -- Two bags were found, Tuesday evening.
One backpack was unattended, the other was worn by a man nearby.
That man has been taken into custody.
The man accused of dropping one of them there was in court today.
ABC's Marci Gonzalez is in Boston and has more.
This is the man police say sparked a big security scare near the finish line of the Boston Marathon last night on the anniversary of the deadly bombings there.
Kevin Edson in court today, charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace - and possession of a hoax device after police claim an officer spotted him yelling - Boston Strong- as shown in this cell phone video - walking barefoot in the rain wearing a long black veil.
Police say the officer asked what he was carrying at that time, He stated that there was a rice cooker inside his backpack.
Considering that the alleged Marathon Bombers used pressure cookers, police reacted quickly telling him to drop the bag and shutting down the street.
They started pushing people away At that point figured best go get out of there.
The bomb squad called in using robots to probe Edson's bag as well as another found nearby that it turns out just belonged to a TV news crew.
After detonating those bags - as a precaution police learned Edson did not have explosives inside his rice cooker
Instead they say they found confetti.