BREAKING: 'Multiple Officers Down' - Suspect Blows Up House With SWAT On Scene

Multiple officers are reported to be down after an explosion in North Haven, CT.

North Haven, CT - There are "multiple officers down" at an explosion in North Haven Wednesday night, according to FOX61.

Correction: This was initially reported in New Haven. New Haven PD is on scene assisting, but the incident is in North Haven.

North Haven Police Department initially said that they were responding to a barricaded subject in the 300 block of Quinnipiac Avenue.

FOX61 reports that the suspect had been holding his wife hostage for four days.

Some time while officers were on scene, a massive explosion erupted, injuring numerous officers.

Neighbors told FOX61 reporter Carmen Chau that they heard SWAT breaking the door and they believe that the suspect had rigged his house to explode.

UPDATE: Multiple buildings are reported to be on fire. Officers appear to be trying to talk to a suspect through a loud speaker.

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Janet
Janet

Praying for the SWAT team. I am here and feeling so sorry about it.

EMarie
EMarie

Praying for the best outcome.

bronx163
bronx163

Not so in gun controled conneticuit... say it aint so.

01089
01089

Any updates on the officers ?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Not sure what gun control has to do with this story.

Anyway, i'll bet money that opioids were involved. And you know what comes with opioids.

Sickandtired
Sickandtired

No. I am betting meth. Meth heads do some crazy shit.

Katarina
Katarina

Prayers for the injured first responders...Police? Swat? EMTs?

Crystaltiger
Crystaltiger

My prayers go out to the officers that were injured. I hope his wife was able to get out also. No guns involved that they've spoken of. Ya know, anti gun Connecticut, since they've made it difficult to get guns, it appears that people are resorting to bombs now. Someone needs to inform the snot nosed parkland brat to start a new movement. Ban bombs. Oh.. wait... they already are. And nice way for Malloy to keep his promise to put more money into mental health programs !! Maybe he too misspoke,like Blumenthal when he was in Vietnam, in his dreams apparently. Malloy meant to say close down and take money away from mental health programs.

Lt Retired OCPD
Lt Retired OCPD

I sure hope the good guys are ok. Also the wife. I hope she got out before the explosion. Background checks for people getting propane. That’s how ridiculous things are getting.

BP3
BP3

Does the US have gun checkpoints at the borders of states with strict gun control?

John-Brown
John-Brown

I'm hoping this is a failed attempt at humor, but to answer your question, no.

Damien6
Damien6

Talk to him through a Burris MTAC and keep the first responders safe.

prophetess anna
prophetess anna

Prayers so much for the first responders, the wife and the man who rigged his house. What a terrible thing to go through. And the man, why would he want to rigg his house? why was he so upset? was he so intent on causing some kind of pain, to his wife and to anyone who would be coming to his house? was he, so intent not only, con causing pain, but in killing anyone near?

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Yes, there are people out there who don't care if others get hurt or killed. We might know the answers from his wife, since she was able to escape, but it appears that the man is dead and therefore cannot answer these questions.