Man blows off fingers with firecracker early New Year's morning

A Newark man blew several of his fingers off with a firecracker early on New Year's Day, police said today.

An officer was flagged down in the 6700 block of Cedar Boulevard at 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 1., Newark police said.

The 28-year-old man had blown off several fingers while lighting an illegal M-80 or M-1000 firecracker, police said.

He was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life threatening.
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