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Notes: Home explodes in Arlington neighborhood last night amid police incident

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Moment of the house explosion in Bluemont (video courtesy Alex Wilson)

(Updated 12/6) It’s outside our coverage, but in case you missed it: there was a fiery explosion last night at an Arlington duplex.

Sister site ARLnow said the incident happened after a suspect in the home began repeatedly firing a flare gun over a nearby park. As a SWAT vehicle moved in, the suspect inside the house reportedly began to fire a weapon. Not long after, the building exploded in a massive fireball.

“As officers were attempting to execute a search warrant at the residence, the suspect discharged several rounds inside the home,” said ACPD. “Subsequently, an explosion occurred at the residence and officers continue to investigate the circumstances of the explosion.”

ARLnow reported that public records listed the resident of the address as James Yoo, who had also been posting paranoid messages on his Linkedin account about neighbors in the duplex unit.

The Arlington County Police Department said three officers reported minor injuries and Yoo is believed dead after human remains were found in the house.

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