The corpse of a Pennsylvania man who chased law enforcement officers with firearms and quarreled with police. It was found hours after several explosions. and the fire he started destroying three houses. Officials said on Friday.
Lower Providence Police Department said the man was identified as Thomas Razzi, 66, during an autopsy. The cause of his death is still pending. His corpse was discovered around friday midnight In an apartment in Eagleville, Pennsylvania. where he lives
The chaotic events on Thursday started before noon. Amid reports Razzi chased code enforcement officers with firearms. Officials arrived at Razzi’s home for a follow-up investigation after complaints of “hoarding conditions”;
When officers came in, Razzi showed the firearm, telling the inspector to leave, police said.
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Two Lower Providence police officers arrived at the scene. They confronted Razzi in front of the house and ordered him to stop Razzi, who was currently unarmed. Go back into the shelter and close the door, police said.
When more officers arrive Explosions and gunfire were heard from the house and a fire broke out. Officers did not fire weapons, police said.
Officers later learned that Razzi had made his own fireworks and had several firearms and ammunition inside, police said. Investigators believed the gunfire was a bullet that exploded from the heat of the fire.
when the fire is visible Officials began evacuating neighbors. Three houses were destroyed and three more were damaged. The displaced residents were helped by the local Red Cross.
Law enforcement officers sustained minor injuries. was treated and released from a local hospital.
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Investigations into the fire were carried out by several Lower Providence Township firefighters, including the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Authorities believe the cause of the explosion was a result of the illegal mixing of chemicals used to make fireworks. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.