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USA: Boston police blow up suspicious backpacks

United States, Boston
April 16, 2014 at 05:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

USA: Boston police blow up suspicious backpacks

The police detonated two backpacks left unattended at the marathon finish line on Boylston Street in Boston on Tuesday evening. Police sources said that a man was detained following the incident.

People were evacuated from the site where the backpacks were scanned and then blown up by the police bomb squad. Boston police spokesman David Estrada said the bags were detonated "for precautionary reasons".

The incident occurred precisely one year after two blasts shattered the 117th Boston marathon, killing three people and leaving 260 injured. Survivors and relatives of the victims of last year's blasts, as well as rescuers and officials, celebrated its anniversary earlier in the day with a ceremony at the Hynes Convention Centre.

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USA: Boston police blow up suspicious backpacks

The police detonated two backpacks left unattended at the marathon finish line on Boylston Street in Boston on Tuesday evening. Police sources said that a man was detained following the incident.

People were evacuated from the site where the backpacks were scanned and then blown up by the police bomb squad. Boston police spokesman David Estrada said the bags were detonated "for precautionary reasons".

The incident occurred precisely one year after two blasts shattered the 117th Boston marathon, killing three people and leaving 260 injured. Survivors and relatives of the victims of last year's blasts, as well as rescuers and officials, celebrated its anniversary earlier in the day with a ceremony at the Hynes Convention Centre.

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