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UPDATE: Bags left near marathon finish line destroyed, person in custody

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BOSTON, Mass. (WKOW) -- ABC News reports a bomb squad has destroyed the suspicious bags left near the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday night.

At this point, there's no word on what was inside those bags.

Police in Boston say a male suspect in custody in connection with the bags.

The Boston Police Department posted on its Twitter page Tuesday night that it is discouraging the use of backpacks for next week's marathon to ease fears and concerns.


BOSTON, Mass. (WKOW) -- The Boston Police Department reports that a male suspect is in custody in connection with the unattended backpacks left at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.


BOSTON, Mass. (WKOW) -- Police in Boston have evacuated the area near the Boston Marathon Finish Line while they investigate two backpacks left unattended.

Officers sent out an alert on the department's Twitter page Tuesday night. They say Boylston St. has been closed and the MBTA Green Line service was temporarily suspended.

ABC News reports there is a bomb squad on the scene.

This comes on the one year anniversary of the deadly bombings at the finish line that killed three people and injured more than 200 others. Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in last year's bombing were in Boston Tuesday for tributes to those who died and responded.

Stay with WKOW.com for the latest on this developing story.
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