Officers injured after stand-off ends in explosion in CT

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He said the officers suffered cuts, abrasions and bruises.

An explosion at a CT house where police and SWAT officers were engaged in a standoff with a barricaded suspect caused a large fire and left several people injured, according to accounts from the scene. "Then things took a turn for the worse with an explosion".

The wife, he said, escaped before the blast.

Up to six police officers were reportedly injured in an explosion in North Haven, Connecticut, where a man took his family hostage after police responded to a domestic dispute call.

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.

SWAT was active on the scene while negotiations were in place.

"Over the course of a couple hours our officers were trying to coax the gentlemen out and defuse the situation", Freda said.

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. "I mean, this is a quiet neighborhood". "It's been a very emotional scene".

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"I felt my house shake".

The explosion occurred as police and a SWAT team were outside the barn, authorities said.

North Haven resident Joan Mazurek, 76, a retired accountant, heard what she thought was a train at her home about a mile away from the scene.

"Then we heard all the, oh my God, all the ambulances and fire engines".

Firefighters worked to get the blaze under control hours later.

The property where the explosion occurred is on Quinnipiac Avenue near Orient Lane.

Sources said a woman who lives in the home filed for divorce last month and called police after her husband arrived at the home on Wednesday afternoon. "It's a shock. Nothing ever happens like this in North Haven". The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also responded to the scene.

It's 27 miles south of Hartford, Connecticut's capital.