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Man Held In Boston Marathon Hoax

BOSTON (AP) — Police in Boston have not released the identity of a man accused in a bombing hoax near the Boston Marathon finish line.

Hours after Tuesday's commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the twin bombings that killed three people and wounded dozens of others, police say an officer stopped a man acting suspiciously near the race finish line.

He allegedly told the officer that a rice cooker was in his backpack.

As a precaution, authorities blew up the backpack and another one found nearby.

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