UPDATE: According to law enforcement, one of the two bags found near the Boston Marathon finish line contained a pressure cooker that was not a bomb, and the second bag belonged to a media outlet.
Both bags were cleared.
According to WBZ, Kayvon Edson is charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and possession of a hoax device.
BOSTON (CNN) – Hours after Tuesday’s anniversary event, police said they were investigating two backpacks near the marathon finish line and using a robot to make sure one of the bags was safe.
According to Boston Police, one bag was unattended, while the other was worn by an individual.
“They came across an individual. He’s the one we’re the most concerned about right now. He was walking down the street. He got very vocal. He was yelling something,” said Mike McCarthy, Boston Police spokesman.
WBZ reports the suspect wearing one of the bags, identified as Kayvon Edson was wearing a long black veil and screaming “Boston Strong.”
Police officers confronted him, escorted him from the area and cordoned off the area.
The man was taken into custody for questioning.
“It appears as though he has some problems,” McCarthy said. “He’s an emotionally disturbed person. They’re interviewing him now.”
An FBI spokeswoman said the agency was at the scene assisting police.
The bomb squad “disrupted and rendered safe” both bags.
Police say the detonations were “precautionary measures.”
According to WBZ, the Bomb Squad inspected ones bag and then detonated it just before 9:00 p.m. EST.
The second bag was detonated about 40 minutes later.
No word yet on what was in the bags.