Security beefed up worldwide after Boston blasts

Helicopters fly near the construction site of One World Trade Center in Manhattan seen from The Heights neighborhood of Jersey City, N.J., Monday. New York is securing its city in the wake of explosions near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

LOS ANGELES (AP) â?? Police in Los Angeles, New York City, London and other cities worldwide are stepping up security following explosions at the Boston Marathon.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore says the department has opened an emergency operations center, increased patrols for transit and other critical areas including the Los Angeles Dodgers game Monday night

Chief NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said Monday that critical response teams are deployed around the city. Officials are stepping up security at hotels and other prominent locations.

British police also say they are reviewing security plans for Sunday's London Marathon. It's the next major international marathon. A London Metropolitan Police spokesman says police are working with marathon officials to review security plans.

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