A 25-year-old Boston man was taken into custody at the Boston Marathon finish line and will be charged with possession of a hoax device after police blew up two backpacks Tuesday night, according to multiple reports.

Hours after ceremonies marking the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, the man dropped a backpack that he later said contained a rice cooker, authorities said.

A 25-year-old Boston man was taken into custody at the Boston Marathon finish line and will be charged with possession of a hoax device after police blew up two backpacks Tuesday night, according to multiple reports.

Hours after ceremonies marking the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, the man dropped a backpack that he later said contained a rice cooker, authorities said.

Kayvon Edson, who was spotted walking down a rainy Boylston Street barefoot and with a black veil over his head while shouting “Boston Strong,” reportedly faces charges of disorderly conduct, possession of a hoax device and disturbing the peace.

NECN reported that one of the backpacks belonged to its news crew.

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Jerry Spar

According to the Boston Police Dept., the area around the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street has been cordoned off after police discovered suspicious backpacks.

According to WBZ-TV, a man was seen with one of the backpacks, yelling “Boston Strong,” just prior to the area was evacuated. The report also states the man was barefoot and wore a long black veil.

The Copley Station Green Line has been closed while an investigation of the scene is taken place.

According to multiple reports, the area around the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street has been cordoned off after police discovered suspicious backpacks.

According to WBZ-TV, a man was seen with one of the backpacks, yelling “Boston Strong,” just prior to the area was evacuated. The report also states the man was barefoot and wore a long black veil.

The Copley Station Green Line has been closed while an investigation of the scene is taken place.

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The area around the Boston Marathon finish line was evacuated Tuesday night after a suspicious backpack was found. (WBZ-TV Photo)

The area around the Boston Marathon finish line was evacuated Tuesday night after a suspicious backpack was found. (WBZ-TV Photo)

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We speak with Matt Chatham, who re-tells his story from that fateful Monday and looks ahead to brighter things, including this year's marathon.
We speak with Matt Chatham, who re-tells his story from that fateful Monday and looks ahead to brighter things, including this year's marathon.

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Dale, Michael and Steve Lyons reflect back on the event last year, and the good that has taken place since then as Boston came together.
Dale, Michael and Steve Lyons reflect back on the event last year, and the good that has taken place since then as Boston came together.
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.

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Joe Andruzzi witnessed the attacks first-hand and sprung into action to help others when the blasts went off on Boylston Street. The former Patriots OL joined the show to discuss and reflect on that day.