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Explosion … man left with critical injuries after stepping on unknown object at New York’s iconic Central Park. According to local media reports, the park is now closed and in the process of being evacuated. The victim was facing a “possible amputation”, though it was not clear what caused the blast. Three young men from Washington D.C. are believed to have been involved in the incident.

Speaking to New York Daily News, witness John Murphy said he tried to keep the young man conscious following the blast. He described the scene: I saw his friends standing there panicking. I saw the young man laying on the grass. His foot is all but gone. “His friends claimed he was walking down the rocks and he stepped on it.”

A critically injured man is taken on a s

A critically injured man is taken on a stretcher after an explosion was detonated at Central Park in New York on July 3, 2016. The New York Police Department (NYPD) said one person was injured. There are no further details immediately available. / AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images

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