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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Veteran Marine committed suicide with homemade bomb

Ex-Marine, 70, uses homemade explosive device to commit suicide in Queens
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
BY KERRY BURKE AND MARK MORALES
JANUARY 7, 2014
Alfred Mayo set off the explosive device inside his second-floor flat and the blast annihilated part of his head and chest, and investigators believe he may have placed the device in his mouth, police sources said. Friends and neighbors described Mayo as a proud and tough-skinned, adding he had lost part of his left leg in a motorcycle accident and suffered from throat cancer.
A former U.S. Marine suffering from cancer crafted a homemade explosive device and detonated it to end his life on Monday night, police and his friends said.

Alfred Mayo set off the device inside his second-floor flat on Austin St. near Lefferts Blvd. in Kew Gardens about 6:45 p.m., and the blast annihilated part of his head and chest, police sources said. Investigators believe he may have placed the device in his mouth, a third police source said.
Friends and neighbors described Mayo as a proud, tough-skinned former U.S. Marine who had lost part of his left leg in a motorcycle accident about 40 years ago and suffered from throat cancer.
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