Gov. Cuomo to visit prison guard hurt by exploding package

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a correction officer who opened a package that exploded at his home is in critical condition.

The Democratic governor visited the officer’s family at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse on Monday and said the officer is receiving excellent care.

Authorities say the 52-year-old correction officer suffered serious burns to his hands and arms Sunday morning when he opened a package near his mailbox in the Oneida County town of Lloyd, about 35 miles east of Syracuse.

Cuomo says the FBI is aiding state police and local law enforcers with the investigation.

He says it’s not known whether the blast was related to the victim’s work.

Sheriff Robert Maciol says investigators spent 12 hours processing evidence at the scene. No arrests have been made.

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