LIVE: House Explodes, While Police was Investigating in North Haven

The North Haven police department was investigating a domestic violence incident around 7 p.m. local time, according to a statement to Emit Post. This led to a barricaded individual where SWAT was called in. There was a large explosion during the investigation that prompted street closures.

Connecticut State Police tell The Associated Press that six police officers were injured in a the explosion that happened behind the house in a barn. North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda said the injuries included cuts, abrasions and bruises and are not life-threatening.

Freda also explained that police were responding to a report of a man barricaded in a house where he took his wife and family hostage and that officers were trying to get him out when the explosion took place.

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.

Police officials urge residents to avoid the area. Connecticut State Police and SWAT officers have responded to the scene.

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