Man hurt in Central Park; people near area hear explosion

A injured man is carried to an ambulance in Central Park in New York, Sunday, July 3, 2016. Authorities say a man was seriously hurt in Central Park and people near the area reported hearing some kind of explosion. Fire officials say it happened shortly before 11 a.m., inside the park at 68th Street and Fifth Avenue. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

(AP) — Police say a 19-year-old man suffered a serious injury to his left foot in Central Park and witnesses told them he had just stepped onto a rock when an explosion occurred.

The blast, shortly before 11 a.m., could be heard several blocks away.

A man, center bottom, bleeds from his injured leg as he gets helped from paramedics, firemen, and police in Central Park in New York, Sunday, July 3, 2016. Police and emergency responders took the man on a stretcher from New York’s Central Park after people near the area reported hearing some kind of explosion. Fire officials say it happened shortly before 11 a.m., inside the park at 68th Street and Fifth Avenue. Authorities say the man suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
A man, center bottom, bleeds from his injured leg as he gets helped from paramedics, firemen, and police in Central Park in New York, Sunday, July 3, 2016. Police and emergency responders took the man on a stretcher from New York’s Central Park after people near the area reported hearing some kind of explosion. Fire officials say it happened shortly before 11 a.m., inside the park at 68th Street and Fifth Avenue. Authorities say the man suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Fire officials say it happened inside the park at 68th Street and Fifth Avenue. The man suffered serious injuries, possibly needing an amputation, and was taken to the hospital. Police say he’s from out of town, but didn’t give his name.

A bomb squad was on the site. The police were investigating.

No other information is available.

 

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