A young man, (whose name has not yet been revealed) had part of his foot blown off while he was climbing rocks in Central Park with his friends today. The 18-year-old was said to be visiting from Fairfax, Va when he stepped on something and it exploded his friends and witnesses near by say. “His foot was just gone,” said one witness. The young men have denied carrying fireworks. Authorities are investigating what cause the explosion. The young man was treated by paramedics on the scene and then was taken away in an ambulance. A witness, John Murphy says he “…saw the young mans friends standing there panicking, I saw the young man laying in the grass, his foot was all but gone,” he says, so he tried to keep him conscious until help arrived.
There was however a funeral being held for a well-known Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel a Noble Laureate, was Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, and a political activist. There have been suspicions that the bomb was in relation to laying Elie to rest, but no authorities have confirmed that or the fact of the use of fireworks. With New York being looked at now for terrorist threats, the Fourth of July fireworks are adding to the fire. The one thing we do know is, an explosion today in New York City led to a mans foot/leg being partially or fully blown off. We will keep you updated as the story unfolds.