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Up to 8 officers injured in explosion at barricade scene

03 May, 2018, 10:12 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
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               Explosion Rocks Neighborhood In Connecticut        A large police presence had been in the area involving a barricaded person WFSB-TV reports

An explosion in CT on Wednesday injured four police officers responding to a domestic violence report, local media reported.

Pictures from social media show a large fire in the area.

The incident is unfolding on Quinnipiac Avenue in North Haven, where an explosion occurred during a standoff between that town's cops and a barricaded man.

"Officers were trying to coax him.out of the house and really try to calm the situation down". First responders told the reporter at least four people were injured.

He said that the officers suffered cuts, abrasions and bruises. The injuries were not life-threatening, Freda explained.




Residents near the home reported on the police department's Facebook page that they heard the explosion and felt their own homes shake around 8:30 p.m.

State police is assisting with the investigation.

A house in North Haven exploded Wednesday night and a massive fire is burning. "It's a shock. Nothing ever happens like this in North Haven". Meanwhile, firefighters rushed to the scene to battle the blaze as plumes of thick black smoke covered the neighborhood after the blast.

While Race could not confirm the cause of the fire, he said police were called to the scene earlier this evening for what he said was a domestic violence situation.

Neighbors say that police have asked them to stay inside as additional sounds of gunfire or smaller explosion continue to erupt from the scene.

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