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Video footage of a house exploding in Arlington, Virginia, has gone viral. Authorities believe that James Yoo, the man who was allegedly living inside the duplex when it exploded, is dead.

According to CNN, police were called to the home on North Burlington Street Monday night after reports that Yoo, 56, had shot a flare gun into the air.

When police arrived with a search warrant, Yoo did not respond to requests to enter the house. According to BBC, irritants were fired into the house which eventually exploded.

Arlington County police Chief Andy Penn told reporters they believe Yoo is dead.

“Based on the preliminary investigation of the incident, we believe the resident of the home, James Yoo, 56, of Arlington, is the involved suspect,” Penn said, according to NBC News.

In the days leading up to the explosion, Yoo had posted several times on Linkedin discussing conspiracy theories he had against the government, law enforcement officials and media outlets. According to CNN, investigators are looking into the post but say there is no ongoing threat to the community.

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  1. Why are you making it sound like the ‘irritants’ being fired into the house were the cause of the explosion? That’s poor journalism. Yoo purposely set the house to explode by his own actions. Do better.

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