Final East Haven Police Officer Injured in Explosion Released From Hospital

The final East Haven police officer injured in an explosion in North Haven last week has been released from the hospital, police say.

According to East Haven Police, the fifth and final East Haven officer was released from the hospital on Saturday. The officer is resting comfortably at home with his family.

Ten members of the South Central Regional SWAT team were injured after a police standoff and explosion on Quinnipiac Avenue in North Haven on Wednesday, police say.

Police say the incident began as a domestic incident Wednesday afternoon when a woman contacted police. When officers arrived, they say a man inside of the home refused to communicate with officers and barricaded himself inside. The South Central Regional SWAT team was called in and while they were clearing outside of the house, there was an explosion from a barn on the property.

Officers say they found human remains on the property after the explosion while investigating, but it is unclear where and who they belong to. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine who the person was and how he or she died.

Nine members of the tactical team were taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital, according to North Haven Police. They included five officers from East Haven, three from North Haven and one from Branford. Officials classified the officers' injuries as serious saying they range from concussions to leg injuries, but are not life-threatening.

It is not clear what caused the explosion. The fire marshal is still investigating the cause.

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