Central Park Explosion Bag


New Clue In Unsolved 2016 Central Park Explosion

July 03, 2018 - 3:35 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Two years after an explosion in Central Park injured a tourist from Virginia, the NYPD has released a photo a new clue that they hope can help crack the case.

On July 3, 2016, Connor Golden lost part of his leg when he jumped off a rock formation in the park and stepped on a plastic bag that exploded near the 60th Street and Fifth Avenue entrance.

Police said at 10:52 a.m. that day, three men ages 18 to 20 jumped off a rock behind a police lieutenant, and the explosion happened soon afterward.

Authorities on Tuesday released a photo of a bag that investigators believe may be tied to the case.

The writing on the bag reads, "La Unica, Tropical Crackers," which. according to Golden's mother, came from a now closed bakery.

A $40,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS or (888) 57-PISTA for Spanish, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 CRIMES and enter TIP577.