Hospital treating 7 people injured in explosion

Multiple police departments are block Howard Ave. at Yale New Haven Hospital

A barn behind a house in CT exploded Wednesday night while police and a SWAT team were negotiating with a man who had taken his wife and family hostage, leaving at least six officers injured, state police and a town official said.

A CT hospital says it's treating seven people who were injured when a barn exploded behind a house where police were negotiating with a man who had taken his wife hostage. However, the man had not been taken into custody as of early Thursday morning, reports say. It was not immediately known if the wife was also being treated at the hospital, which said it had seven patients.

A barn behind a house in CT 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.

"This started late this afternoon with what was apparently a very violent domestic call", North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda told Fox 61. None of the officers suffered life-threatening injuries.

Law enforcement responded to a domestic violence call at a home on the 300 block of Quinnipiac Avenue in North Haven, Connecticut on May 2.

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Residents in the neighborhood said they heard the explosion and felt their homes shake. However, the suspect is still believed to be inside the house, local WFSB TV said.

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

Video shows police rushing to the scene and a raging fire.

After the explosion, firefighters were still working more than an hour later to get the flames under control. There will be no access to side streets in the area and residents are asked to avoid the area all day.

The incident is still under investigation, with State Police assisting North Haven authorities. Sounds of smaller explosions also were heard.

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