3 killed, at least 144 injured in Boston Marathon blasts ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Charles Krupa/Associated Press A Boston police officer wheeled an injured boy down Boylston Street as medical workers carried an injured runner. Kenshin Okubo/The Daily Free Press People ran away from explosions on Boylston Street, near the Boston Marathon finish line. Kenshin Okubo/The Daily Free Press A man walked away from the scene of the explosions, his clothing ripped. Elise Amendola/AP Two people were on the sidewalk as Boston police cleared Copley Square. Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Obama spoke about the attacks from Washington, D.C. JESSICA RINALDI/Reuters The window of Marathon Sports on Boylston Street was shattered. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff The blasts happened on Boylston Street, where crowds gathered near the marathon’s finish line. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff The area around the finish line was evacuated. Winslow Townson/AP Justine Franco of Montpelier, Vt., held a sign near Copley Square looking for her missing friend who was running her first Boston Marathon. Alex Trautwig/Getty Images A man carried an American flag near Kenmore Square. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Police officers with their guns drawn reacted to the second blast down the street. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff A second explosion occurred seconds after the first. John Blanding/Globe Staff Katherine Swierk (left) hugged her aunt Terry Days (center) and friend Jocelyn Cacio near Copley Square. Alex Trautwig/Getty Images Runners gathered near Kenmore Square. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Two officials ran away from the first explosion on Boylston Street. Winslow Townson/AP A runner (center) reunited with loved ones near Copley Square. Alex Trautwig/Getty Images Cell phone service was disrupted in the area. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff A State Police officer inspected a suspicious package on Stuart Street. Josh Reynolds /AP Two women walked away from the scene of the explosions. Darren McCollester/Getty Images Debris littered the area near the finish line. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Many injured were taken by stretcher to area hospitals. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff A marathon volunteer helped a runner who was knocked to the ground. Alex Pearlman for the Boston Globe Marathon volunteers at the scene. Steve Silva/Boston.com Staff Emergency personnel at the scene. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Boston Police struggled to remove barricades to reach victims. Jim Davis/Globe Staff A marathon runner walked through traffic at Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue.