'Very Creepy Backstory': Massive Explosion Destroys Home In Arlington, Virginia Neighborhood

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by Tyler Durden
Tuesday, Dec 05, 2023 - 08:25 PM

Update (1525ET):

Police reported that 56-year-old James Yoo died in the explosion of a duplex located at 844 N. Burlington Street in the Bluemont neighborhood of Arlington County, Virginia. 

Police added they're aware of "concerning" social media posts made by Yoo.  

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On Monday night, a home spontaneously exploded in an Arlington, Virginia, neighborhood. Police were initially called to the home after neighbors reported someone firing a flare gun. 

Video journalist Nick Sortor posted on X a breakdown of what happened yesterday evening on the 800 block of North Burlington Street:

  • Around 4:45 pm Tuesday, Arlington County, VA police were called out to a report of "possible shots fired."

  • Once officers got to the scene, they became aware that a man inside the home had fired a flare gun out the window 30 to 40 times

  • The owner of the home, James Yoo, then barricaded himself inside and refused to make contact with police.

  • As a result, they obtained a search warrant, and while attempting to execute it, the suspect fired multiple shots at the officers from inside the home.

  • Then, at 8:45 pm, an explosion occurred, leveling the entire property.

A video posted to X shows when the house exploded into a massive fireball. 

Arlington County police spokesperson Ashley Savage told NBC News that officials have yet to confirm if there were any deaths. She said the suspect was 'inside' the home during the explosion. 

Sortor revealed additional alleged information on Yoo: 

  • He's a far leftist that posts anti-white hatred and quotes Noam Chomsky

  • He accused his neighbors of being spies on social media just three days ago

  • He had a previous encounter with the FBI

  • He filed countless frivolous lawsuits against his own sister and wife

  • He was the former Head of Global Security at the US government's "Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)"

X sleuths shed more color on Yoo, all of which is alleged: 

Plot thickens...