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With Central Park 2016 explosion case still open, a photo is released by NYPD

An 18-year-old tourist lost much of his leg in the blast.

The NYPD released a photo on the two-year

The NYPD released a photo on the two-year anniversary of the Central Park explosion. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Still searching for those behind an explosion in Central Park two years ago, the NYPD released an image of a yellow-and-gray La Unica “Tropical Crackers” plastic bag on Tuesday evening.

It was the two-year anniversary of the blast, which resulted in a young tourist losing much of his leg.

From Virginia, Connor Golden, 18, jumped off a rock near 60th Street on the east side of the park at about 10:50 a.m. on July 3, 2016, and stepped onto an explosive device inside a plastic bag. Golden spent several days in the hospital and had to have his leg amputated up to his knee.

In June 2017, police offered a reward of up to $40,000 for information on the explosion.

Investigators have said they believe the device, which did not have a timer, had been in the park for several days before it exploded, but didn’t know why.


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