Index  •  FAQ  •  Search  

It is currently Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:04 am

This is a static archive the Twin Cities Carry forum, maintained as a public service by the current forum of record, The Minnesota Carry Forum.

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 2 posts ] 
 Police 'flash-bang' ignites house fire during drug raid 
Author Message
 Post subject: Police 'flash-bang' ignites house fire during drug raid
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:28 am 
Longtime Regular
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:54 am
Posts: 5270
Location: Minneapolis
Quote:
Police 'flash-bang' ignites house fire during drug raid

An East Side house was almost destroyed by fire after police used a "flash-bang" device when executing a high-risk narcotics warrant Tuesday night.

San Antonio Police Sgt. Gabe Trevino said the department's ROP Unit along with SWAT was serving a narcotics warrant around 9:30 p.m. at a residence in the 100 block of Belmont when the fire started.

Police had been called to the house repeatedly in the past, Trevino said.

Before officers entered the home they used what is called by police as a "flash bang" device which is thrown into an area, makes a loud bang, and disorients people who may be nearby. The device has been used "hundreds of times" without incident, Trevino said.

However, the device landed on a mattress causing it to catch fire, Trevino said. The officers tried to extinguish the fire with two fire extinguishers and a fire hose as the San Antonio Fire Department reached the address.

Trevino said the fire department was able to quickly extinguish the fire.

Two men at the house were detained. It was not known if any traces of narcotics, which may or may not have been in the house, were left.

There was no information available on a cost estimate of the damage to the house but Trevino said it appeared to be a near total loss.

_________________
I am defending myself... in favor of that!


Offline
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Police 'flash-bang' ignites house fire during drug raid
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:36 pm 
Longtime Regular
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:24 am
Posts: 6767
Location: Twin Cities
Quote:
Before officers entered the home they used what is called by police as a "flash bang" device which is thrown into an area, makes a loud bang, and disorients people who may be nearby. The device has been used "hundreds of times" without incident, Trevino said.


They should have asked the MPD. Sometimes flash bang grenades kill people.

http://www.law.uga.edu/academics/profil ... osive.html
Quote:
Jan. 25, 1989 At 10 p.m. Minneapolis, Minnesota police execute a search warrant at the residence of 71-year old Lloyd Smalley and his companion of 30 years, 65-year old Lillian Weiss, who are in bed. Officers use a battering ram to smash open the front living room window of the residence and then throw a stun grenade through the window. A chair in the middle of the room bursts into flames, and the fire spreads. Soon the residence is engulfed in flames and smoke. Smalley and Weiss, who are still in bed, die of suffocation from smoke inhalation. Smalley and Weiss are innocent of any crime.

_________________
* NRA, UT, MADFI certified Minnesota Permit to Carry instructor, and one of 66,513 law-abiding permit holders. Read my blog.


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 2 posts ] 

This is a static archive the Twin Cities Carry forum, maintained as a public service by the current forum of record, The Minnesota Carry Forum.

All times are UTC - 6 hours


 Who is online 

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron


 
Index  |  FAQ  |  Search

phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group