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Virginia police investigate explosion at house where officers were trying to serve a search warrant

ARLINGTON, Va. — Police in a suburb of Virginia’s capital are investigating an explosion Monday at a home where officers were attempting to serve a search warrant.

Arlington County Police said in a statement that the suspect fired several shots inside the home, causing an explosion. Firefighters were working to extinguish the fire.


Police were attempting to execute a search warrant at the home.

Police said someone fired a smoke bomb inside the home.
Police said someone fired a smoke bomb inside the home. X/@connormaj

Police previously said they were investigating after someone fired a smoke bomb from a home.

Arlington is located across the Potomac River from Washington, DC.

Warning: Strong language

Just after 8:20 p.m., a loud bang was heard in the area, power was knocked out in the immediate area, and flames could be seen rising into the air from nearby streets. A stretcher was also seen near the house.

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