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Cops: Jericho Terrace Catering Hall Damaged by Fireworks

A catering hall in Mineola was damaged by commercial fireworks late Thursday, authorities said. 

Nassau County police say an unknown man set off the fireworks from a tube launcher, causing damage to Jericho Terrace Catering Hall, at 249 Jericho Turnpike. The incident occurred at 11:25 p.m. 

Witnesses heard a loud bang, saw smoke and an explosion on the north outside wall of the building, damaging the doorway, police said.

The suspect was seen pointing what appeared to be a pipe in the direction of the damage. The suspect fled the scene on foot, and was last spotted running south on Mineola Boulevard, police said. 

Approximately 100 people were attending a catered event in the building at the time of the explosion, according to police.  

No injuries were reported.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.   

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