Bomb squad on scene of Boston Marathon finish line

The Boston Police Department is asking people to avoid the area surrounding the Boston Marathon after two unattended backpacks were discovered. The bomb squad is on the scene.

Earlier today a memorial service was held to mark the first anniversary of the bomb attacks.

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Public Safety Alert: #BPD investigating 2 unattended backpacks found in the area of Boston Marathon Finish Line.

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Public Safety Alert: #BPD asking pedestrians & motorists to avoid the area in and around the Boston Marathon Finish Line.

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#BPDPublicSafetyAlert: #BPD Bomb Squad still on scene in the area of Marathon Finish Line investigating call for 2 unattended backpacks.

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'Man charged' after security alert at Boston Marathon vigil

Local reporters say a man has been charged after a security alert at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, one year after a deadly bombing there. Unattended backpacks were found and destroyed by a bomb squad.