By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two NYPD officers were seriously injured while handling fireworks in Queens early Monday morning.

It happened at approximately 3:43 a.m. inside Fresh Meadows Park.

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According to the NYPD, four on-duty officers from the 110 Pct. were inside the park when they were injured by what appears to be a firework, possibly an M-80.

One officer’s right hand was injured so badly he may lose it, police said.

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Another officer also injured his right hand and right eye, police said.

Two other officers who were on scene were taken to the hospital with tinnitus – ringing in their ears from the blast.

“The cause of these injuries and circumstances surrounding this incident are part of an active and ongoing investigation,” the NYPD said.

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CBSNewYork Team