Authorities Identify Body Found After Standoff and Explosion in North Haven

Authorities have identified remains found after a police standoff and fiery explosion on Quinnipiac Avenue in North Haven earlier this month that injured 10 police officers.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner identified remains found at the scene as 60-year-old John Sayre, who lived at 385 Quinnipiac Ave., the home at the center of the investigation. Sayre's cause of death was determined to be "explosive and thermal injuries." The method is undetermined.

The incident began as a domestic violence situation on the afternoon of May 2, according to police, when a woman contacted police and authorities responded to the home.

Connecticut State Police Sgt. Marc Gelvin said the man inside the home refused to communicate with police and barricaded himself inside.

The South Central Regional SWAT team was called in and while they were clearing the outside of the home, there was an explosion from a barn on the property around 8:30 p.m.

North Haven police said that 10 team members officers from the tactical team were injured and nine were taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Ten police officers were injured in a fiery explosion during a SWAT operation on Quinnipiac Avenue in North Haven Wednesday night.

Public records show that Sayre, who lived at the home, was going through a divorce that the wife filed for on April 18.

DroneRanger video shows the massive emergency response on Quinnipiac Avenue in North Haven, where a domestic situation turned into a police standoff and six SWAT team members were injured in an explosion while trying to communicate with the suspect.

The standoff caused chaos in the area as neighbors were asked to shelter-in-place and immediate neighbors were evacuated.

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