NEW YORK CITY – Three men were walking Sunday near the entrance to Central Park Zoo when one 18-year-old stepped on an explosive and severed his foot, police told reporters.
A man was seriously injured by an explosive device in New York’s Central Park Sunday, according to local media reports.
WABC-TV reported that one man was critically injured by the explosion, which it said occurred at about 11 a.m. ET near Fifth Avenue and East 62nd Street.
An unnamed eyewitness said the man was climbing on a rock structure when he stepped on something that exploded, WCBS880 reported. The man suffered an injured leg and was being treated at the scene.
No details on the explosive device were immediately available. NBC 4 New York, citing an unnamed senior law enforcement, reported that it appeared to be a firework device. Bomb units were arriving at the scene, according to the reports.
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