‘Boston Strong’ weirdo sent for mental check after rice cooker-filled backpack sparks concern

April 16, 2014 6:08 PM

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‘Boston Strong’ weirdo sent for mental check after rice cooker-filled backpack sparks concern

Kevin Edson was arrested Tuesday after he walked — barefoot and clad in a veil — screaming down Boylston St. near the Boston Marathon finish line while carrying a backpack containing the electric cookware, police said. He was ordered held on $100,000 by a Boston Municipal Court judge before being dispatched to Bridgewater State Hospital for assessment of his mental state.

A bipolar performance artist was sent for mental evaluation Wednesday after his arrest for toting a rice cooker to the Boston Marathon finish line one year after the bombing.

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