8-Year-Old Among 3 Dead in Boston Blasts
At least 144 are injured, 17 critically.Photo: Video by kmtv.com
CREATED Apr. 15, 2013
BOSTON (AP) -A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that an 8-year-old-boy has been killed in the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Police say three people were killed in the blasts. They provided no details, but someone who spoke to a friend of the family and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity to protect the family's privacy confirmed that an 8-year-old boy was among the dead.
The person said the boy's mother and sister were also injured as they waited for his father to finish the race.
The explosions injured at least 144 people, 17 critically.
Police say they have no suspects in custody.
The blasts shattered the end of the race Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry away the injured while stragglers in the 26.2-mile race were rerouted away from the smoking site.
President Barack Obama didn't use the word in his brief remarks, but a White House official later said the incident was being treated as terrorism.