CBS Boston reports that at least one of the bags was carried by a man identified as Kayvon Edson, who was wearing a long black veil and screaming “Boston Strong.” They say Edson told the police he had a rice cooker in his bag.
CBS News says that the rice cooker in the bag was full of confetti.
Edson has been charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and possession of a hoax device.
The other bag was destroyed at about 9:40. It contained photo equipment.