A house explosion in Arlington, Virginia on Monday night looked like something you would see in a blockbuster movie.
According to officials, the explosion occurred shortly after police officers tried to execute a search warrant at a residence for reports of a person discharging several rounds with a flare gun.
Ashley Savage, public information officer with Arlington County Police Department, said police responded to a shots fired call at a residence on the 800 block of North Burlington Street at approximately 4:45 p.m. on Monday.
The suspect was accused of discharging a flare gun 30-40 times from inside his residence into the surrounding neighborhood.
When police attempted to serve the search warrant the suspect is believed to have fired several rounds at the officers from a firearm.
Police set up a barricade after attempts to make contact with the suspect were unsuccessful.
Almost four hours later, around 8:25 p.m., the Arlington home exploded.
Police officers sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene.
In a statement, police said:
As officers were attempting to execute the search warrant, the suspect discharged several rounds, from what is believed to be a firearm, inside the home.
Subsequently, at approximately 8:25 p.m., an explosion occurred at the residence. The investigation into the circumstances of the explosion are ongoing.
Officials are only aware of one individual, the suspect, who was inside the house at the time of the explosion.
The suspect’s name has not been released.
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