- The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation yesterday after an initial court appearance.
Kevin "Kayvon" Edson, 25, was sent to Bridgewater State Hospital and ordered held on $100,000 bail at an appearance in Boston Municipal Court on charges of threatening battery, possession of a hoax explosive device, threats to commit a crime, disturbing the peace, disturbing a public assembly and disorderly conduct. He's due back in court May 7.
Edson was arrested Tuesday after ceremonies to mark last year's Boston Marathon bombings, in which two pressure-cooker bombs hidden in backpacks exploded, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others.
The backpack incident rattled nerves days ahead of this year's marathon.