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Firecracker in hand kills Ozone Park man: Police

Police investigate the explosion in Ozone Park Monday afternoon. Photo by Ellis Kaplan
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OZONE PARK — A 50-year-old Ozone Park man was killed inside his home after a firecracker he lit exploded in his hand, police said.

Police responded to the house of the man, 50-year-old Theodore Ellinghaus Jr., around 9:27 a.m. Monday.

Ellinghaus, who lived at 112-20 111th Ave. in Ozone Park, suffered injuries to his hand and stomach from a “possible explosive device” that police later said were “fireworks of some sort.”

EMS personnel later pronounced the man dead at the scene, police said.

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