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.
Public Safety Alert: #BPD investigating 2 unattended backpacks found in the area of Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Public Safety Alert: #BPD asking pedestrians & motorists to avoid the area in and around the Boston Marathon Finish Line.
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