Blast at standoff site injures police officers
NORTH HAVEN, CONN. >> A barn behind a house in Connecticut exploded Wednesday night while police and a SWAT team were negotiating with a man who had taken his wife hostage, leaving up to eight officers injured, officials said.
North Haven Deputy Police Chief Jonathan Mulhern said none of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening. The wife, he said, escaped before the blast.
Police were heard continuing to try to coax the man out of the house even after the explosion.
Mulhern would not comment on whether the man was in custody.