Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone

Updated, Tuesday, January 7, 3:10 p.m.

A man died Monday night in a possible explosion in Kew Gardens that he set off himself, officials and sources said.

Authorities, responding to a report of an explosion, found 70-year-old Alfred Mayo inside of 82-72 Austin St. about 6:30 p.m.with serious injuries to his head and torso, the FDNY and police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, the NYPD said.

Mayo’s death appears to be a suicide after he was killed exploding some kind of pyrotechnic device, a police source said.

The investigation is ongoing and autopsy results are pending, officials said.

 

RECOMMENDED STORIES

 

 

 

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Related Stories
UPDATE: U.S. military disputes report that fighter jets caused mysterious boom over Queens
UPDATE: U.S. military disputes report that fighter jets caused mysterious boom over Queens
‘The Blacklist’ films in Glendale
‘The Blacklist’ films in Glendale
Popular Stories
Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Ciskevin
Flushing's Holy Cross High School announces it will go co-ed in 2018
Photo via Flickr/Dan Nguyen
A bowling alley and bar will open in Long Island City tomorrow
Photos by Angela Matua/QNS
UPDATE: Middle Village charter school gets legal stay as it fights diocese to remain open


Skip to toolbar