A year ago today, there was an explosion in Central Park so intense it blew the bottom off Connor Golden’s foot as he climbed a rock formation. His leg had to be amputated from the knee down. The perpetrator remains at large.
Reported initially as a freak firework accident, authorities now know the explosive substance was TATP, known to be used by Islamic terrorists. There is a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
Mike Opelka did not understand why this story was not more important to New Yorkers or got as much attention as the European terror attacks. After a year, there are still no leads. He called a friend at the New York Police Department for an update last Monday.
The NYPD held a press conference Wednesday, asking for anyone who took photos or video on the day of the Central Park rock formation where Connor was injured to please come forward. Mike thought a press conference of this nature should have happened every day for a week after the original incident had occurred.