Body found in building after explosion during standoff with police

03 May, 2018, 17:01 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • House Explodes In North Haven; Reports Of Injuries

A body was found in a CT building after an explosion during a standoff with a man who had taken his wife hostage, officials said Thursday.

Eight officers were admitted to Yale New Haven hospital including at least four North Haven officers according to Eyewitness News 3. It's been reported that they are searching for the suspect. However, the man had not been taken into custody as of early Thursday morning, reports say. The man's wife had escaped before the blast.

This image provided by WFSB-TV shows a fire behind a house in North Haven, Conn., Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

State police are investigating the case, including the source and cause of the powerful explosion and large fire. But after conflicting reports that the event had started with a hostage situation, North Haven Deputy Police Chief Jonathan Mulhern clarified on Thursday that the woman who reported the domestic violence "was not in the home at the time of this incident".

Yale New Haven Hospital spokesman Mark D'Antonio said late Wednesday that all seven patients were being evaluated and their conditions were not immediately known.

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North Haven Police has turned the investigation over to Connecticut State Police. They say their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A message sent out by QU Alert around 9:00 p.m. asked students to steer clear of the area surrounding Quinnipiac Avenue and Orient Lane.

A CT town official says four police officers have been injured in an explosion after responding to a report of a man barricaded in a house with his family. They were members of the regional tactical team, and included five from East Haven, three from North Haven, and one from Branford.

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

It was reported that the police responded at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday evening to the reported barricaded person. "It's a shock. Nothing ever happens like this in North Haven". At the scene, police found that the suspect had barricaded his home, where he held his wife for the last few days.

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