Transcript for Mysterious package explodes, injuring man who opened it
Next to the mysterious package left on a doorstep, exploding and critically injured the elderly man who opened it. Neighbors rushed to his side. With wet towels to cover his burns. Tonight, he remains in the hospital as federal stigators join the hunt for who ever sent it. ABC's Adrienne Bankert is on the scene in queens, New York. Reporter: Tonight, the FBI and other agencies on the hunt who put a bomb, disguised as a package. The explosion happened outside the residence. Cell phone video shows a land Jr. Lord knocked to the ground, this moments after he was consumed by flames. We have a person burned at this location. Send ems. I saw a man on fire. Screaming out in pain. Lot of pain. He was engulfed in flames. Reporter: Investigators examining this cylinder. Seen this this image, possibly filled with gun power. Neighbors in the queens, new York, community stunned. I heard boom, this big explosion. The family who lives here say they saw the package but since it wasn't addressed to them, left it outside. God forbid if we took it inside the house, it would have been much worse. Reporter: The 73-year-old now in critical condition with second and third-degree burns over most of his body. Investigators are testing residue from the blast found in the home. The family tells us that pack package could have been on their doorstep for as long as a week. Tom. Adrienne, thank you.
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