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Explosive Device Blows Man’s Foot Off In New York’s Central Park

A man was seriously injured by an explosive device in New York’s Central Park on Sunday, according to local media reports.

The victim Connor Golden, 18, had part of his left foot blown off when he stepped on some kind of explosive device as he was climbing rocks with friends Thomas Hinds, 20, and Joseph Stabile, 18, at around 11:00 AM.

Golden was seen being treated at the scene with his bloodied foot heavily bandage in New York’s historic landmark.

The explosion was close to where the funeral for Holocaust survivor and Nobel winner Eli Wiesel was taking place on Sunday morning.

The NYPD called in the bomb squad to confirm whether it was a firecracker that caused the blast or another explosive device.

The explosion occurred near the Fifth Avenue and East 62nd Street area.

It is an area popular 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.”

Authorities are questioning Hinds and Stabile at the Central Park Precinct, police said.

A fire department spokesman said Golden was transported to Bellevue Hospital with a severed left foot.

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