Kayvon Edson, also known as Kevin Edson, is charged with possession of a hoax device, disturbing the peace, and disorderly conduct after Boston police say he was carrying a rice cooker filled with confetti to the Boston Marathon finish line.
He will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court Wednesday.
Authorities say Edson told them he had a rice cooker in his backpack and they told him to leave it on the street. The area was cleared and the two backpacks that Edson had in his possession when he entered the Boylston Street area were detonated Tuesday evening over a two-hour period. The area had been cleared for the bomb squad to do their examinations and metro trains skipped the Copley Street station during the evacuation.
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No word yet on how the Boston Police will increase their security measures- that have already been increased due to last year's explosions. Police have already asked those who will be running in the Marathon or who will be watching the Marathon not to bring backpacks into the area this year.