On the eve of the Fourth of July, police were concerned after a college students foot was blown off Sunday by a ‘homemade’ explosive left in Central Park.
Connor Golden, 18, of Fairfax, Va., climbed off a rock near E. 60th St. and Fifth Ave. about 10:52 a.m. when he stepped on some sort of explosive.
Lt. Mark Torre, the commanding officer of the NYPD’s Bomb Squad, said the explosive was inside a black plastic bag when it exploded.
A disintegrated matchbook was found nearby which lead officers believe someone tried to set it off sometime Friday, but left it behind when it didn’t work.
At this time, police do not believe the accident to be related to terrorism, said NYPD Deputy Chief John O’Connell said.