Originally posted on CBS New York:
BOSTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — At least three people were killed and 144 others injured Monday after two explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, police said.
Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said at an afternoon news conference that the “simultaneous explosions” occurred at 2:50 p.m. — about three hours after the winners crossed the line.
An 8-year-old boy is among the dead, CBS 2 sister station WBZ-TV in Boston confirmed. Further details about the deceased were not immediately available.
CBS 2 reported that of those injured, seven victims were listed in life-threatening condition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Eight others were listed in critical condition at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
“It’s sheer chaos,” one woman told WBZ-TV. “I can only imagine it’s similar to what happened on 9/11 in New York.”
Officials said earlier Monday afternoon there was no suspect in…
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