Queens, NY – Two New York Police Department (NYPD) officers were maimed early on Monday morning and two more officers suffered hearing-related injuries after one of the officers brought pyrotechnics to work with him.
One of the officer’s hands was almost completely blown off, according to the New York Post.
The incident occurred just before 3:45 a.m. on Sept. 27 in the Citi Field parking lot in Queens.
Sources said that one of the officers brought the fireworks with him to his shift, the New York Post reported.
The officers were working an overnight detail in the parking lot located at Northern Boulevard near the World’s Fair Marina, where NYPD parks the police cruisers used for patrols at the Mets’ stadium.
One officer lost a finger and another officer suffered severe wounds to his hand and eye, the New York Post reported.
Sources said the officer may lose his eye.
A picture obtained by the New York Post showed that one of the officer’s hand was missing multiple fingers and his palm was completely “mutilated.”
The wounded officers were transported to Elmhurst Hospital and Bellevue Hospital.
Two other officers who were present and working the same detail but weren’t playing with fireworks were also hurt the New York Post reported.
The other two officers suffered injuries to their hearing.
Sources said they were both grilled by Internal Affairs on Monday morning after the were treated for tinnitus at the hospital, the New York Post reported.
Other NYPD officers condemned the antics of the officers who were so seriously wounded by the illegal fireworks.
“These guys are crazy,” a source told the New York Post.
A NYPD spokesperson said the incident was under investigation and would not answer questions about the statuses of any of the officers who were involved.
The names of the injured officers had not yet been released, the New York Post reported.
Sources told WNBC that NYPD was investigating a specific radio call that was made after the incident.