Man accused of dropping backpack near Boston Marathon finish line due in court

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BOSTON – Authorities say a man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker is scheduled to appear in court.

The Suffolk district attorney’s office says the 25-year-old man from Wakefield is expected to be arraigned Wednesday in Boston Municipal Court.

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Officials have not identified him.

The man was stopped by an officer Tuesday, the anniversary of the bombings, after he was spotted walking down the middle of a street, barefoot and shrouded in black, in pouring rain.

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The backpack was destroyed.

A second suspicious backpack was determined to have been left behind by a media outlet and was not a danger.

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