BREAKING: Man Holds Family Hostage, Blows Off Explosives- SWAT ON SCENE [VIDEO]


An explosion reportedly ripped through a home in Connecticut on Wednesday night as police and a SWAT team were responding to reports that a man was barricaded inside with his family, FOX reports.

At least four police officers were injured, Fox 61 reported. Police have not released any details about why they were at the home in North Haven, but asked that people avoid the area.

“BREAKING: Big fire on Quinnipiac88 Ave in North Haven. Neighbors told me it was a hostage situation and said a man had bombs inside the home. Neighbors also say their entire house shook when the explosion happened.”

“A volunteer firefighter told me he’s hearing several officers are down because of this.”

“ATF on scene. Before this video I could hear a series of small explosions

There are reports of a hostage situation and a man with bombs inside the home although that wasn’t immediately confirmed. Neighbors also reported shaking following the blast.

Firefighters worked to get the flames under control more than an hour later. State police said they’re assisting with the investigation.

The roadway on the 300 block of Qunninipiac Avenue remains closed, police told Fox 61.

North Haven is located just outside New Haven, home to Yale University, around 27 miles south of Hartford.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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