- Associated Press - Thursday, July 7, 2016

ROY, Utah (AP) - A state fire investigator says police munitions may have been to blame for a fire that erupted inside a suspect’s mobile home during a standoff with members of a SWAT team in Roy.

The Standard-Examiner reports (https://bit.ly/29yjCtq ) that the hourslong standoff on June 24 had ended when Carrie Lynn Moss fled the burning home and was arrested. She has been accused of threatening to kill her son and pointing a gun at him and responding officers.

Deputy State Fire Marshal Steve Higley said Tuesday authorities had deployed “stun grenades” and “flash bangs” during the incident and that those munitions could have started the fire. The actual cause of the fire is still undetermined.

Flash-bang grenades cause intense light and noise, disorienting suspects. Police sometimes use them for cover during standoffs.


Information from: Standard-Examiner, https://www.standard.net



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