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Boston Marathon Finish Line Evacuated After Backpacks Found

Image: Police stand near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where unattended backpacks were found on Tuesday
Police stand near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where unattended backpacks were found on TuesdayJeff Saperstone / NBC Connecticut

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A man was detained Tuesday night after the area near the Boston Marathon finish line was evacuated due to unattended backpacks.

A police officer told NECN's Kathryn Sotnik that there are a couple of backpacks left unattended by the finish line.

NECN also witnessed a man being put in the back of a police cruiser; it is unknown if he was under arrest or being questioned.

Image: Police stand near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where unattended backpacks were found on Tuesday
Police stand near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where unattended backpacks were found on TuesdayJeff Saperstone / NBC Connecticut

Eyewitnesses say he was in all black with a veil covering his face.

MBTA Transit Police say Green line trains are passing by Copley Square due to a Boston Police investigation.

Tuesday marks the first anniversary of the twin bombings at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured more than 260 others.

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