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.
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