Boston Police report arresting a Randolph man on charges he smashed in a door at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and left behind an object that brought the bomb and hazmat units early Saturday.
Police report BPD detectives and US marshals nabbed Robert Viens, 48, at a house on Commercial Street in Braintree on Tuesday morning.
He was charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony, possession, transportation or use of a hoax device or substance and with destruction of property worth more than $1,200.
Artnet reports that the mystery item found by police was a blanket-wrapped painting. Police say Viens was already wanted for the theft of that painting - and another item - stolen from the Arden Gallery, 129 Newbury St, in an incident reported shortly before 7 a.m. on Jan. 11.
After tossing the stolen painting into the museum, Viens then pedaled away on a bicycle, Artnet reports.