Authorities are investigating a possible explosion in North Haven, Connecticut, according to a law enforcement official. Multiple people were injured, according to CBS affiliate WFSB-TV. A large fire also broke out.
Multiple firefighters and police officers have been injured after a standoff at a home in the US ended in a huge explosion. Neighbours at the address in New Haven, Connecticut, said they believed the house was "rigged with bombs". Emergency services had initially been called to a hostage situation, according to reports.
Police in North Haven, Conn., were negotiating with a man inside a house before a large explosion rocked the neighbourhood on Wednesday night. WTNH News 8 reported that at least four people were injured, including one SWAT officer, and were taken away by ambulance around 8:30 p.m.
NORTH HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - Quinnipiac Avenue in North Haven is closed at this time for a heavy police presence involving a barricaded person. North Haven police said the road is closed near Orient Lane. A large explosion was reported at the scene, which caused a fire in a garage or a barn.