Queens Man Commits Suicide by Homemade Explosive

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As suicide methods go, homemade explosives certainly rank among the most unusual. That's what police say a man in Kew Gardens used to kill himself Monday. Per the New York Daily News: "One cop source said the man built an incendiary device and triggered it inside his second-story apartment to end his life. A second police source said the man appears to have placed the device in his mouth. It was not clear if the device caused an explosion or ignited a fire." But it did leave the 70-year-old with "severe injuries to his face and chest," which killed him.