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.
North Haven update: at least four injured in Quinnipiac Ave. explosion. #wfsb https://t.co/NPo1eRaQE2
— Matthew Campbell (@mgmcampbell) May 3, 2018
Police officials urge residents to avoid the area. Connecticut State Police and SWAT officers have responded to the scene.