Arlington, Va House Explosion – The Arlington County Police Department is still looking into a home explosion that happened on the evening of December 4, 2023, in the 800 block of N. Burlington Street. They are working with the Arlington County Fire Department, the Northern Virginia Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), and our federal law enforcement partners.
We believe that James Yoo, 56, of Arlington, Virginia, the resident of the house, is the involved suspect based on the early investigation into the incident. When the explosion occurred, the suspect was inside the house. Presumably the suspect, human remains have been found at the scene. In addition to determining the cause and manner of death, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will endeavor to positively identify the individual. As we gather and examine evidence, our investigation has now evolved into a recovery operation. This incident does not pose a continuing threat to the community, and there are no unidentified suspects.
“I would like to thank the Arlington Community for their support during this time and patience as we complete what will be an extensive and time-consuming investigation,” said Chief Andy Penn. “I also want to express how proud I am of the members of the police department and our public safety partners for their courageous and professional actions to ensure the safety of our community.”
This remains an active and ongoing criminal investigation. Anyone with digital media from this area, including but not limited to videos and photos, please use this link to securely share them with investigators.