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Police: 3 now dead after Boston Marathon explosions

Three people - including an 8-year-old child - are dead and reports indicate that more than 140 are injured after multiple explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday. <img src="http://www.9wsyr.com/images/common/camera.jpg" /> <a href="http://www.9wsyr.com/Photo.aspx?slideshow=0bafe523-f272-4464-9bcb-ca037f330da5" target="_blank">Explosions reported at the Boston Marathon</a>
Photos of the scene

Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Three people - including an 8-year-old child - are dead and reports indicate that more than 140 are injured after multiple explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday.

Estimates of those injured have varied since the incident was initially reported.

Around midnight, CNN indicated that 144 people could be injured as a result of the explosions - and approximately 17 of those injured are in critical condition.

Police say two explosions near the finish line occurred simultaneously.

A third occurred at JFK Library. No one was injured during the incident at the library.

Police do not know if the explosions are related.

Police said there were items in the area that they treated as suspicious devices.

Cell-phone service in Boston was suspended to eliminate remote detonation of any other devices.

According to ABC, security was expanded at other locations worldwide as a result of the incidents in Boston, including the White House.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene on Boylston Street shortly before 3 p.m.

They say multiple store fronts were blown out and that many of those injured were spectators gathered at the finish line.

If you knew someone running in the marathon, CLICK HERE to find out where they last checked in.

Google has set up a service to help participants and their friends and family members find one another.

In addition, those looking for loved ones can call (617) 635-4500.


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