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Police detonate backpacks at Marathon finish line

Boston police took one man into custody and detonated two backpacks Tuesday night after the packs were found unattended on Boylston Street near the Boston Marathon finish line.

Police said the backpacks were detonated “for precautionary reasons.’’ It was not immediately clear, what, if anything the man would be charged with. He was being questioned by police.

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