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(NEW YORK) — A man was severely injured in an explosion in New York’s Central Park Sunday, but it was not yet clear what caused the blast, police said.

Three men were walking in an area of the park not far from the entrance to the Central Park Zoo when the explosion occurred, severing the foot of one of them, an New York Police Department spokesperson said.

The man was taken to Bellevue hospital with a “possible amputation,” a Fire Department of New York spokesperson said. The spokesperson would not speculate on what caused the explosion, but police said it was likely fireworks, given that Monday is the Fourth of July.

The NYPD bomb squad was on the scene, and a portion of the park was closed for the investigation, police said.

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

— Josh Einiger (@JoshEiniger7) July 3, 2016

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