Man Accused of Role in Fatal Bronx NY Explosion, Arrested in Cliffside Park NJ
A man who was apprehended in Cliffside Park NJ last month recently pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault charges in connection with a fatal explosion at a Bronx New York residence.
The fatal incident happened at a home located in The Bronx, NY. NYPD officers and New York City firefighters went to the house after receiving reports of a gas odor. When firefighters knocked on the door to the home, the suspect reportedly emerged and quickly from the house. Just a few moments later, the house exploded. The explosion caused debris to fly through the air, with some of the debris striking and killing an NYC Battalion fire chief.
Police investigated the explosion and determined that someone had been using the Bronx residence as a marijuana growing facility. Investigators were also able to identify the suspect as a 34-year-old man.
Law enforcement eventually managed to track down the 34-year-old male suspect at a residence located in Cliffside Park, NJ.
Now the Cliffside Park NJ man could be headed to trial in Bronx Supreme Court after pleading not guilty to charges of aggravated assault.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Man Arrested after Blast Killed FDNY Chief Pleads Not Guilty.”