At least 8 officers injured in SWAT standoff, explosion in North Haven

At least 8 officers injured in SWAT standoff, explosion in North Haven

At least 8 officers injured in SWAT standoff, explosion in North Haven

Police in CT say up to eight officers were injured when a barn exploded behind a house where police were negotiating with a man who had taken his wife hostage.

The woman, whom authorities say was severely beaten, managed to escape the Wallingford, Conn., house and notify police around 2:30 p.m. - about six hours before the explosion happened, the Hartford Courant reported. Additional police rushed to the scene as the fire raged, and sounds of smaller explosions also were heard. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also responded to the scene.

A CT hospital says it's treating seven people who were injured when a barn exploded behind a house where police were negotiating with a man who had taken his wife hostage.

The conditions of the suspect and his family was not immediately known.

State police SWAT teams responded to the scene after the explosion and were assisting North Haven police.

A barn behind a house in CT exploded Wednesday night while police and a SWAT team were negotiating with a man who had taken his wife hostage, leaving nine people including at least eight officers injured, officials said.

The incident began Wednesday afternoon with a domestic violence incident that was reported to North Haven police, said state police Master Sgt. Marc Gelven.

North Haven, CT - An investigation into what led up to an explosion that hurt officers and a hostage situation in North Haven continued on Thursday.

Freda said that the officers suffered cuts, abrasions, and bruises, and were treated at Yale New Haven hospital.

Police said they were not aware of any hostages, he added.

Residents near the home said on the police department's Facebook page that they heard the explosion and felt their own homes shake.

A house in North Haven exploded Wednesday night and a massive fire is burning.

WFSB-TV reporter Matthew Campbell wrote on Twitter that the suspect is still inside the home and that the fire is coming from another structure within the property.

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

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

Road closures were enforced, and people were asked to avoid the area.

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