Boston Marathon suspect 'to face three charges'

A reporter from 7News in Boston has said a man has been charged in relation to leaving an unattended backpack at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Jennifer Eagan also said the man told police he had a rice cooker in his backpack.

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Charges man with backpack at finish line will face: Possession of hoax device, Disorderly conduct, Disturbing the peace

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BPD: With the marathon coming we are taking this seriously.

Read: Man held after security alert at Boston finish line

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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.