A 53-year-old man injured himself while trying to get rid of his fireworks in the wake of the Boston Bombings.
The incident happened around 3 p.m. yesterday south of Goreville.
Police say the victim, who was not identified, put the fireworks in a fire pit, and one of them ignited and shot towards him. They say he was trying to dispose of them because he felt bad about the Boston Bombings.
The man was air-lifted to a St. Louis area hospital.
The Secretary of State’s bomb squad, ATF and FBI agents all responded to the scene. No word on any legal action towards the man, but officials say the fireworks were not illegal.