'Performance Artist' Arrested in Bomb Hoax at Boston Marathon Finish Line
A self-proclaimed performance artist was arrested last night after a bizarre stunt in which he left two bags at the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street.
The man, identified as 25-year-old Kayvon Edson, apparently pulled the stunt because he wanted "exposure." Video shows him walking barefoot in pouring rain while wearing a long black veil, and then leaving the two backpacks.
The bags had to be detonated by police. Witnesses said Edson was screaming "Boston strong" before leaving the bags, forcing an evacuation of the area.
CBS Boston reported that one bag contained a rice cooker filled with confetti.
Authorities said Edson would be charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and possession of a hoax device. The stunt came on the one-year anniversary of the Boston bombing.