Video: Nutball with backpack, shouting ‘Boston Strong,’ causes lockdown; Second backpack found near finish line; Suspect identified

Police have evacuated the area. Twitchy will have more as news develops.

The suspect has been apprehended and removed by Boston police.

Update: A second backpack has been found. Prayers up for Boston again, readers.

A second video of the suspicious person has surfaced.

And 5 seconds later, he was arrested. And the entire block of Boylston was cleared…

A video posted by Alicia Anskis, MS, RD, LDN (@aliciaanskisrd) on

This is reportedly a photo of the suspect being taken into custody.

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Update:

CBS Boston reports that the backpack that was detonated contained a rice cooker filled with confetti.

There is a Kayvon Edson on Facebook who posted this earlier today.

Editor’s note: The headline of this post has been amended to clarify that the Boston Marathon was not run today, but will be run on April 21.

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