NYPD Says Police Officer Was Target Of Package Bomb

Man Arrested In Connection With Deadly Package Bomb In Queens

Al Jones
February 28, 2018 - 3:37 pm

Al Jones

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police have made an arrest in connection with a deadly package bomb last summer in Queens.

On July 28, 73-year-old landlord George Wray opened a package that had been place on the front step of a home on 222nd Street in Springfield Gardens.

Wray suffered burns over 80-percent of his body and died on August 1. Police said they didn't believe Wray was the intended target, but anNYPD police officer who lived at the home was, according to police

The package which contained a switch-activated device according to a criminal complaint, had been delivered by hand.  

According to a criminal complaint, the suspect has been identified as Victor Kingsley.

Heavily armed officers and federal agents made the arrest today at a singly family home at 152 East 43rd Street in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.

Police said they found bomb-making materials inside Kingsley's home, Al Jones reported.

Kingsley is seeking medial treatment for a pre-existing condition. His mother, who also lives at the home, is also being questioned, Jones reported.