Reports are coming in of an explosion in New York City that completely blew off a man’s leg. Eyewitnesses say that the man was walking through Central Park with a friend when suddenly he stepped on something that blew up, and completely obliterated his leg. It is unclear at this point if the explosion was due to a firework or if it was something more sinister. Friends of the injured man deny that they were playing with fireworks, so the NYPD bomb squad is currently on the scene.
— Sheila Weeks (@sheilaweeks) July 3, 2016
The explosion took place in very close proximity to a funeral for Elie Wiesel taking place at a synagogue. It is unknown at this point if the explosion was related to this.
— Josh Einiger (@JoshEiniger7) July 3, 2016
The bomb squad is currently searching the area for any other explosive devices. We will bring you more updates as they become available.