A young man’s leg was blown off in a Central Park explosion Sunday morning.
He was reportedly walking with a friend when he stepped on something that exploded!

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

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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The blast was VERY CLOSE to Elie Wiesel’s funeral!

Friends of injured man deny they were playing with fireworks, so the NYPD bomb squad is investigating to determine what the material is that caused the injury.

The victim is a 18 year-old man from northern Virginia.

Connor Golden, 18, was climbing on some rocks near east 68th Street and 5th Avenue with his two buddies — Thomas Hinds, 20, and Joseph Stabile, 18, — when he stepped on the object at around 11 a.m., the sources said.

Witnesses said the explosion could be heard outside the funeral of Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel.

It’s unclear what happened.

There are several photos online of the victim being transported to the hospital.

UPDATE— Police are searching the park for MORE BOMBS……

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