Transcript for 'Boston Strong' and Ready After Alleged Bomb Hoax
In the area right behind me -- Tuesday night -- -- stopped by police as he walked in this area just hours after a Boston Marathon ceremony. He was covered in paint. -- Boston strong police took the -- from him that was a backpack and blew it up. Now he faces multiple charges for an alleged bomb hoax. His -- speaking out on his behalf claiming that he has mental illness. And saying that she has run the marathon six times she supports the marathon but that her son has mental issues. Now he's due back in court on May seventh but in the meantime there's tighter security now planned for the Boston Marathon. Thousands of cops will be on hand in addition hundreds of security cameras monitoring movements in the crowd and in the audience. But for now Boston still on -- from this alleged hoax but Boston strong. Ready for the marathon this is Ryan Smith ABC news Boston.
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