On the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing (which oddly enough the NSA did not prevent, even before its expansive anti-terrorist exploits were revealed by Edward Snowden) it was practically unavoidable that there would be some echos of that tragic day. Sure enough as CBS reports, "the area near the finish line of the Boston Marathon was evacuated Tuesday night after two unattended backpacks were left at the finish line. Police tape has been put up around the photo bridge on Boylston Street. 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.
Copley Station on the Green Line is closed while police investigate the bags.
One year ago, three people died, and more than 260 people were injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the marathon. Earlier in the day, Vice President Joe Biden joined survivors, and victim’s families for a moment of silence at 2:49 p.m., the same time the bombs exploded a year ago.
Below is a video of the suspicious person:
Moments later the bomb squad arrived.
Boston Police: 2 suspicious, unattended bags being investigated near the Boston Marathon finish line: pic.twitter.com/I5ikKuq4nF— ABC News (@ABC) April 15, 2014
We suppose the "all clear" will be given promptly, but should the situation escalate, we will update.