Corrections Officer Injured by Explosive Package at Home

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office says that at 8 a.m. Sunday morning a corrections officer was severely injured after opening an explosive package at his home in Floyd, NY. The 52-year-old officer suffered severe burns to his upper body. Sheriff Robert Maciol said in a statement that the officer was initially sent to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica for treatment and later transported to SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital in Syracuse. The explosion led to a closure on Old Floyd Road for several hours on Sunday while the investigation was underway. Residents were asked to stay in their homes. The officer works for the New York Department of Corrections but it was not immediately clear if the incident is connected to his employment, according to Sherrif Maciol Oneida County is home to three medium-security New York State prisons that house inmates from across the state. Governor Andrew Cuomo stated, “The state of New York has no tolerance for any violence of this sort, and I have ordered a full investigation to find those responsible for this horrific incident” he added, “on behalf of all new Yorkers, our thoughts and prayers are with this correction officer and his family during this difficult time, and we join them in hoping for a full and speedy recover.” Any one with information is asked to call Oneida County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Unit at 315-765-2237.

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