• Breanna Johns

Nine police officers injured in North Haven home explosion

On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, nine police officers were injured in an explosion at a home in North Haven, Conn.

The officers were at the home to investigate a report of domestic violence.

According to CNN, “A body was later found inside a structure at the scene, but authorities have not identified the remains, State Trooper Kelly Grant said in a news conference Thursday morning. The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the identity and cause of death.”

All nine of the officers remained hospitalized the morning after the explosion. The officers were part of the South Central Regional SWAT Team.

Five of the officers injured were from East Haven, three were from North Haven, and one was from Branford.

The officers are in “fair” condition as of Thursday morning.

The suspect had barricaded his wife inside of the house for three days, according to officials.

Police initially said that she was being held against her will during Wednesday's incident, but later said it was not a hostage situation.

Neither name of the suspect nor his wife have been released.

The investigation is ongoing, and the Connecticut State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit is currently trying to determine the cause of the blast.