Explosion goes off inside Queens apartment after police respond to call of ’emotionally disturbed person’

Posted at 4:20 PM, Oct 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-03 16:29:40-04

JAMAICA, Queens – An explosion inside a Queens apartment building Monday afternoon may have been caused by an individual police were called to investigate, officials said.

Police had been called to an apartment at 162-05 89 Ave. in Jamaica, Queens, about an “emotionally disturbed person,” authorities said. Shortly after officers arrived, an explosion occurred.

The person police were called to investigate was hurt and has been taken to a hospital in unknown condition, officials said.

Crews continued as of 4:20 p.m. to get the fire, deemed a second-alarm blaze, under control.

PIX11 News’ Doug Kahn contributed to this report.