Fiery explosion at Connecticut barricade scene injures up to 8 officers

May 04, 2018, 00:44
Fiery explosion at Connecticut barricade scene injures up to 8 officers

However, the man had not been taken into custody as of early Thursday morning, reports say.

Officials said police tried for hours to coax the man outside, including talking to him with a bullhorn.

Freda told a reporter with FOX 61, a building behind the man's residence was possibly booby-trapped to explode.

Flames were captured in video that was recorded at the scene.

"We had just gotten done eating dinner, we got up, we heard the explosion, it knocked my wife to the floor", said one neighbor.

The standoff began around 3 p.m.at 385 Quinnipiac Avenue, Ms. Buemi said, and as the SWAT team was approaching the back of the property around 8:30, "there was a massive explosion" in a barn or garage. As of 10:23 p.m. Yale New Haven Hospital received seven total patients, according to it's twitter account.

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State police SWAT teams and explosive specialists have been called in to assist North Haven police at the scene of a house explosion.

The suspect has not been located by police, but the police department said there is no current threat to the public.

"It sounds nearly like it was a booby trap type of explosion", Freda said.

Police officers in North Haven, Connecticut were responding to a hostage situation when an explosion occurred.

The officers are hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

That's when police said the explosion happened on Wednesday night.

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The FBI and the State Police Major Crime Squad also responded to the scene with mutual aid.

Freda said that the Montowese section of North Haven is a peaceful area, and that Wednesday night's events were simply an "aberration". The station said at least three officers were placed in ambulances.

The chief of police in Branford confirms that a Branford officer was injured in the explosion. Sounds of smaller explosions also were heard.

Freda also stressed that the scene was being demobilized as authorities gained more control.

Police say that the fire has been extinguished and that they did find human remains of a person in one of the structures.

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