"Explosion Rocks Arlington Home as Police Investigate Flare Gun Incident"


Arlington, Virginia, officers were investigating shots fired and executing a search warrant when a house exploded.

No Fatalities

 The large explosion did not kill anyone, and authorities reported no significant injuries.

Local Impact

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer called the explosion a "major explosion" that smashed windows, was audible for miles, and forced neighbors to evacuate.

Defensive Standout

On X (previously Twitter), Congressman Beyer called the bomb "very very scary".

Congressman's Reaction

Witness Descriptions

Witnesses reported a "enormous" explosion, shaking houses and scattering broken glass.

Flare Gun Discharge

 Police received a complaint at 4:45 p.m. about a flare gun being shot at a Burlington Street home.

Search Warrant Execution

 The suspect inside the house refused to cooperate, so police tried calling and loudspeakering before serving the warrant.

Explosion Timing

The house exploded at 8:25 p.m. as police arrived after the suspect fired several shots from a weapon inside.

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