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Queens package explosion: NYPD releases sketch of possible suspect

Police released a sketch of a person of

Police released a sketch of a person of interest in connection with a fatal package explosion in Queens on July 28, 2017. Photo Credit: NYPD; Jim Staubitser

The NYPD released a sketch late Wednesday night of a “person of interest” in connection with an explosion that killed a Queens landlord.

George Wray, 73, died Tuesday, four days after suffering severe burns from an explosive device that detonated when he opened a package found outside a home he owned on 222nd Street in Brookville, Queens, police said. He had burns on more than 80 percent of his body.

Police do not believe Wray or anyone who lived at the address was the intended target. The package, about the size of a Quaker Oats can, had the word "Mac" written on it, they said.

The person of interest is described as a man 30 to 35 years old, 5-foot-11 and about 160 pounds with dark-colored eyes and a mustache.


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