Pennsylvania home EXPLODES and after suspect threatened code enforcement officer with a gun
At least three Pennsylvania homes were engulfed in flames after a man threatened a code enforcement officer with a gun and barricaded himself when police arrived.
The homeowner went back inside and then there were ‘multiple loud explosions’ followed by a fire, Lower Providence Township Chief of Police Mike Jackson said during a press conference.
The the code enforcement officer was following up on an inspection in an Eagleville home – about 25 miles outside of Philadelphia – shortly before 1pm when the the homeowner took out a gun.
The code enforcement officer ran and called police. Responding officers talked to the man outside, Jackson said, before he went back inside and the home exploded.
Officers are still looking for the suspect, ‘who may or may or may not be inside the residence,’ Jackson said.
News helicopters showed flames ripping through the buildings.
#Breaking– Three homes in Eagleville are on fire and police say there is man nearby firing a gun, possibly at helicopters over the scene. Firefighters are fighting an exterior attack from a distance. @6abcpic.twitter.com/aC7Bw6Ovjp