New York City Ramps Up Security In Response To Boston Marathon Explosions

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PHOTO: Boston Marathon Explosions Put New York Police Department On High Alert

  • 04/15/2013 05:46 PM EDT



Photo of lines of police cars in New York City's Times Square. In the aftermath of the April 15 Boston Marathon Explosions, heightened security was announced in cities around the country.

Updates from around the country from The AP:

BOSTON (AP) — Two bombs exploded near the crowded finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 50 others in a terrifying scene of broken glass, smoke and severed limbs, authorities said. A third blast rocked the John F. Kennedy Library a few miles away and more than an hour later, but no injuries were reported, the police commissioner said. A senior U.S. intelligence official said two other explosive devices were found near the marathon finish line.

US official: 2 more explosives found at marathon

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. intelligence official says two more explosive devices have been found near the scene of the Boston marathon where two bombs detonated earlier. The official said the new devices were being dismantled.

Security beefed up worldwide after Boston blasts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in Los Angeles, New York City, London and other cities worldwide stepped up security Monday following explosions at the Boston Marathon. Los Angeles police Lt. Andrew Neiman said the department was urging officers to be extra vigilant around large crowds and would increase security at sporting events such as the Los Angeles Dodgers game Monday night.

Secret Service expands security at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says it has expanded its security perimeter at the White House following the explosions at the Boston Marathon. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says the measure was taken "out of an abundance of caution." He says it is not unusual to expand or contract the security perimeters.