While the details of multiple explosions are still being investigated in downtown Boston, New York Police have increased security throughout the city, particularly in Time Square. Police cars and patrolmen have blanketed the area, taking extra precaution. Here's a photo of the scene from above, via Andrew Seaman of Reuters:
The NYPD is out in full force in Times Square. This is between 42nd and 41st on 7th Avenue. twitter.com/andrewmseaman/…— Andrew M. Seaman (@andrewmseaman) April 15, 2013
Here's another photo from Jordan Cohen, a communications associate with the New York Times:
NYPD lined up in Times Square right now. twitter.com/jorcohen/statu…— Jordan Cohen (@jorcohen) April 15, 2013
The NYPD and city authorities immediately increased security once reports came out of the explosions in Boston.
Two blasts occurred at the marathon finish line shortly before 3 p.m. ET, and reports quickly spread of the tragic incident in Boston's Copley Square. Boston police confirmed at least two have died from the blasts, which occurred in a crowded area with both runners and spectators along the finish line on Boylston Street.