The worst mass casualty terror attack on U.S. soil since September 11, 2001 – police officers in the Hub reportedly found two unattended backpacks in Boylston Street on Tuesday.
Last year, two brothers, Dzokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, carried out twin explosions near the finishing line in Copley Square with homemade bombs made from pressure cookers, killing three people and injuring more than 260.
Boston law enforcement agencies found the suspicious objects on the day when somber tributes were being held in the city in memory of the victims who died in the attacks. A suspect has also been taken into custody.
Here’s what has been revealed about the incident as of yet:
The bags were found around 6:50 pm and destroyed before 9 pm, CBS Local reported.
While one of the bags was possibly left behind by a media outlet, the other – purportedly dropped by the suspect – contained an empty rice cooker full of confetti near the finish line of the 118th marathon, which is set to be held on April 21, 2014.
According to some witnesses, the person detained by the police in relation to the bomb hoax donned a long black veil and shouted “Boston Strong” before dropping the backpack.
He has been identified as Kevin or “Kayvon” Edson. He will be charged with disorderly conduct, possession of a hoax explosive device and disturbing the peace of the city.
The Suspect’s Social Networking Profiles:
The 25-year-old suspect’s social networking history emerged immediately after his name was first reported by Alysha Palumbo of New England Cable News (NECN).
His Facebook cover photo features one of the Boston bombers Dzokhar Tsarnaev along with some text:
Several YouTube clips supposedly belonging to Edson are much weirder than his Facebook profile.
Some media outlets dug out a video entitled "Bloggorist Warning" that stars the suspect, draped in an American flag, exclaiming:
"You better watch the f**k out," he says. "'Cause I'm coming for you."
In another video called “Kayvon Edson”, the same guy explains he is “a fashion designer, an entrepreneur, a performance artist, a mental patient, a blogger bloggorist, a jailbird, a college dropout, and a drag queen,” indicating he has been to jail and was diagnosed bipolar.
The story is still developing; stay connected to Carbonated.TV for updates.