Blast at stand­off site in­jures po­lice of­fi­cers

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - NATIONAL REPORT -

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.

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