BREAKING: Explosion ROCKS Crowded NYC Central Park, Bomb Squad On Scene… Here’s What We Know

Dean James AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS –

A man was critically injured Sunday morning in an explosion in Central Park near Fifth Avenue and East 62nd Street, and a section of the park has been closed as police investigate.

Eyewitnesses say the victim was walking with a friend when he stepped on something and it blew up.

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The NYPD bomb squad is on the scene.

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A commenter on Free Republic said it happened near Elie Wiesel’s funeral.

“I heard/read that a young man started climbing one of the boulders in CP when he stepped on something and it exploded very loudly. I believe he lost a foot and part of a leg. Poor kid. He seems to be very young and a good looking fellow. Not known if it was a firecracker of some sort or something more sinister. Happened near Elie Wiesel funeral. Don’t know if that was related.”

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There is nothing to suggest the blast was related to the service Daily Mail reports.

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One witness told CBS2 that the man was walking on a rock when something exploded.

Three young men from the Washington D.C. area are believed to have been involved.

New York Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir tweeted: ‘Outside Eli Wiesel’s funeral I heard a huge explosion just now. Running into Central Park and found a young man with his left leg blown off.

She later added: ‘The young man is safely on his way to hospital. No official word as to what transpired. His friends said he was walking and stepped on something.

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‘Possible fireworks accident or other cause, no word on cause as this happened moments ago.’

It is an area heavy with tourists and a short distance away from the Central Park Zoo.

Witness John Murphy, 53, told the New York Daily News he tried to keep the young man conscious following the explosion.

‘I saw his friends standing there panicking. I saw the young man laying on the grass. His foot is all but gone.

‘His friends claimed he was walking down the rocks and he stepped on it. It looks like there was an explosion’.

He said they denied that they were carrying fireworks.

Our prayers go out to this young man.

(h/t Gateway Pundit)

God Bless.

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Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

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