Source: Bag detonated In Boston contained rice cooker, confetti

BOSTON (CBS) – Boylston Street was evacuated Tuesday night after two bags were left at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Both bags were detonated by the Bomb Squad.

At least one of the bags was being carried by a barefoot man who was wearing a long black veil and screaming "Boston Strong." That man has been identified as Kayvon Edson.

A source tells WBZ-TV that when the Edson was stopped by police, he told them he had a rice cooker in his bag. That is when the Bomb Squad was called to the scene.

A source tells CBS News that the rice cooker in the bag was full of confetti.

The Bomb Squad inspected the bag left behind the photo bridge and detonated it just before 9:00 p.m. The second bag was detonated about 40 minutes later.

A source says the second bag contained photo equipment.

Boston Police say the bags were "disrupted for precautionary reasons."

Copley Station on the Green Line is closed while police investigate.

Edson is charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and possession of a hoax device.

One year ago, three people died, and more than 260 people were injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the marathon. Earlier in the day, Vice President Joe Biden joined survivors, and victim's families for a moment of silence at 2:49 p.m., the same time the bombs exploded a year ago.

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