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Old 05-12-2014, 07:28 PM
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The cop shot just before an explosion tore through a New Hampshire house Monday on live television has died, authorities said.
Steve Arkell, 48, was shot dead in front of the Brentwood home that had been burning for about 15 minutes before it exploded and suspect Michael Nolan, 47, died in the fire, police said.
Arkell was a 15-year veteran of the Brentwood Police Department and a father of two, according to WBZ.
'Officer Arkell bravely answered the call of duty and made the ultimate sacrifice, a heroic demonstration of his commitment to the safety of his fellow citizens,' Governor Maggie Hassan said in a statement

Officer Arkell courageously put his life on the line to protect others, and in doing so, was tragically taken far too soon,' she added.
The choppers that caught the explosion were there after police and SWAT officers responded to the house after being called by neighbors who heard gunshots, WCVB reported.
Police arrived just before 5.00 p.m., according to the station. A person was seen on WBZ footage being wheeled away from the scene on a stretcher, it is not clear who that person was.
Arkell was shot dead in front of the home, and another officer entered the house but 'was driven out by gunfire, New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster said at a Monday evening press conference.
The fire is believed to have started on the duplex’s second floor, according to reports.
It burned for about 15 minutes before an explosion blew through the roof and sent a large chunk of the home, in a 55 and older community for seniors, flying towards a wooded area.


The fire soon turned into a raging inferno and appeared to burn out of control until the home was nothing but a pile of burning wood.
Several firefighters valiantly fought the inferno but were unable to save the house.


The ordeal is reported by the Union Leader to have begun when the home’s owner, 86-year-old Walter Nolan, began arguing with Michael Nolan.
Michael Nolan is believed to have attacked his father, who was then taken away by police, a neighbor told the paper.


Michael Nolan is believed to be the person who exchanged gunfire with police outside before the fire started, Foster said.
Embers that ignited a fire in the woods in back of the home have been put out, and there does not appear to be any risk to the home next door.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has joined the New Hampshire State Police in investigating the crime scene, the investigation remains ongoing.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:32 PM
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Build up of gasses from the fire
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Probably a gas leak and the shots set it off
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I don't think so. The structure was pretty well ventilated at the time of the explosion. Lots of air to "breath" so likely not a backdraft or flashover situation. The front door was open and the roof was already penetrated. What is called "fully involved" in the fire trades.....

I would guess the fire found a volatile fuel source or accelerant of some kind. Gas can suddenly rupturing, flammable vapors, LP cylinder failure, meth lab...who knows.
Hope no one was hurt.
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That was something intentionally put in the house. That was NOT a backdraft, like stated above, plenty of ventilation. It stated that multiple shots were fired prior to the fire. That was not your typical propane cylinder either.
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http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/05/1...twood-nh-home/

Someone shot and killed a police officer that responded to the home for a domestic disturbance. I'm guessing they then set the fire.
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Prayers sent to family/friends of the LEO, such a tough job and so sad


As for the explosion I am sure that was some type of accelerant set by the scumbag that shot the LEO
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Prayers to my brother, his family, friends and co workers...nothing but a tragedy...
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This is Law Enforcement Week....Remembering all my brothers and sister who have paid the ultimate price.
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Originally Posted by s_ebels View Post
I don't think so. The structure was pretty well ventilated at the time of the explosion. Lots of air to "breath" so likely not a backdraft or flashover situation. The front door was open and the roof was already penetrated. What is called "fully involved" in the fire trades.....

I would guess the fire found a volatile fuel source or accelerant of some kind. Gas can suddenly rupturing, flammable vapors, LP cylinder failure, meth lab...who knows.
Hope no one was hurt.
Just because it's ventilated doesn't mean it can't flash over if that was a meth lab there would be nothing left of the houses next to it. You can see the angel fingers or roll over start to happen moments before it explodes and the heavy black smoke is an indication also
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RIP officer Nolan.
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So sad ANYTIME a LEO looses his/her life in the line of duty but it seems so many times it is for a Domestic situation that turns deadly
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Sad that the officer was killed. I hope the family is well cared for.
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I cannot image the pain his family must be in today, God Bless them and of course Officer Arkell.

Brentwood, NH is a town of about 4,500 residents and 17 square miles. No town is too small or too safe for something like this, it can literally happen anywhere.

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RIP brother Nolan.
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Sad. prayers for his Family.
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
RIP officer Nolan.
Originally Posted by reelyreely View Post
RIP brother Nolan.
Officer Steven Arkell was the LEO killed in the line of duty. He was a married father of 2 teenage girls.

Michael Nolan is the suspected shooter and son of the homeowner. The home is located in a decent middle class, quiet neighborhood.

I don't live far from where this happened. While I don't personally know the officer or his family, I do know some of the other officers in Brentwood and this has hit the community hard.. This is a small white bread town.
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shit...my bad reading problem I guess. RIP Officer Arkell.
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I was watching this live yesterday. The fire had been going for a bit before the explosion, and LEO were keeping the firefighters at bay from what I could tell. Hell, they didn't even allow the trucks down the street. Shooter was still in the house and SWAT made some moves toward the other side of the town home. Thankfully they backed off before it exploded.

I wouldn't be surprised to learn that they suspected something explosive was in the house.

RIP to the officer. Been a shitty couple of months for public servants in the NE. 2 firefighters lost and now two police.
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Ronn, was there a second officer killed at the scene yesterday? Or are you referring to the Plymouth officer?
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