Guy with black backpack walked right past me, screaming toward the finish line covered in black netting and barefoot.—
Sarah French (@SarahSFrench) April 15, 2014
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.
This is reportedly a photo of the suspect being taken into custody.
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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.