A 25-year-old man who describes himself as a performance artist will be arraigned Wednesday on charges in connection with a hoax
Kevin “Kayvon” Edson will be arraigned in
Tuesday night, hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's bombing, Edson was captured on video bounding down Boylston Street yelling "Boston Strong," as dozens of reporters and police looked on. Edson's black knapsack contained a rice cooker, which was harmlessly detonated by authorities.
Last year two "pressure cooker" bombs in black knapsacks exploded about 12 seconds apart beginning at 2:49 p.m. at the Boylston Street finish line.
Edson appears to have a rich, if somewhat bizarre, existence on the Web.
"I'm a fashion designer, an entrepreneur, a performance artist, a mental patient, a blogger bloggerist, a jailbird, a college dropout and a drag queen," a man who identified himself as Kayvon Edson says in a video posted on YouTube. "Boston, yeaaaah, dude," he bellows in character, saying he was diagnosed as bipolar.
In an interview with the Associated Press, his mother, Joie Edson, said her son has a bipolar disorder.