A bystander captured footage of a house in Arlington, Va. blowing up.
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I'm hearing the guy, John Yoo, was having mental issues, and some are saying it looks like a nat gas explosion.
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Ah, this guy was not just a generic wacko. He had some specific political complaints:
UPDATE: The homeowner, Jason Yoo, was confirmed as deceased by police on Wednesday afternoon. ...Here's a photo from Arlington County PD showing the aftermath:... NBC 4 has some new deets on what led up to the explosion:Police received reports of a man firing a flare gun from a home in the 800 block of N. Burlington Street at about 4:45 p.m. The suspect fired the flare gun 30 to 40 times, Arlington police said.At least one concerned neighbor called the police.Quinn said she could see the flares coming from the house in the afternoon, and initially assumed someone may have been "goofing off on an afternoon.""But then after about 20 of them, I start to think, 'This is concerning. Maybe somebody should call the police,'" she said. "There was a police unit that was going down the street and then took a turn around the corner down to the cul-de-sac where he was, and it looked like they gave him a talking to."Okay, so the police talked to him and told him to knock it off. Seems like they probably should have cited him for something, cuz apparently he decided to ramp it up to DEFCON 1.The police had to return, this time with at least a few cruisers, and then this happened:Officers tried to execute a search warrant shortly before 8:30 p.m. The suspect allegedly fired multiple rounds, "from what is believed to be a firearm," according to authorities.That's right. The guy responded by firing a gun at officers. Then the house exploded.Was he baiting them?Hope you've got that seatbelt on, cuz now we get to the man who recorded that video above:https://twitter.com/RealPatrickWebb/status/1731891060253544645 @RealPatrickWebbHere’s the interview with the man who allegedly shot the video from the house that exploded in Arlington, Virginia.
... Meet James Yoo, the man listed as the owner of the home: