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Reports: Explosive device injures man in New York's Central Park

USA TODAY USA TODAY 3/07/2016 John Riley

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. © Kena Betancur, AFP/Getty Images 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. A man was seriously injured by an explosive device in New York's Central Park Sunday, according to local media reports.

WABC-TV reported that one man was critically injured by the explosion, which it said occurred at about 11 a.m. ET near Fifth Avenue and East 62nd Street.

An unnamed eyewitness said the man was climbing on a rock structure when he stepped on something that exploded, WCBS880 reported. 

The man suffered an injured leg and was being treated at the scene.

No details on the explosive device were immediately available.

NBC 4 New York, citing an unnamed senior law enforcement, reported that it appeared to be a firework device. 

Bomb units were arriving at the scene, according to the reports.

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