A Man Is in Critical Condition After a Mystery Explosion in Central Park

The man's leg was reportedly severed by the explosion in Central Park.

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An explosion in New York's Central Park severely injured a man who was rushed to Bellevue hospital with a "possible amputation" on Sunday morning. Police don't know what caused the blast near the Central Park Zoo, ABC Newsreports.  

According to the Mirror, the victim was climbing rocks in the park before stepping on something that blew up. He sustained severe leg injuries and is currently in critical condition at the hospital.

WPIX TV reporter Rick Boone posted to Twitter that there is no serious threat right now. 

Some type of explosion involving possibly fireworks in Central Park @PIX11News Police: Right now no serious threat. pic.twitter.com/fxwP3vqjus

Reporter Sarah Maslin Nir was nearby when the explosion occurred. 

Outside Eli Wiesel's funeral I heard a huge explosion just now. Running into Central Park and found a young man with his left leg blown off

Now police think fireworks may be involved, which makes sense considering tomorrow's festivities. 

Update:Police told reporters they found traces of firework wrappers in Central Park possibly left behind by someone other than injured boy
#BREAKING: Explosion hits New York's #CentralPark, man critically injured pic.twitter.com/HRfHRBKOdN

New York reporter Josh Einiger captured some footage for ABC 7:

#BREAKING: man suffers severe leg injury in explosion in #CentralPark. Unclear what happened. #anc7ny pic.twitter.com/AiYfka2C5j

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