San Jose police save man from burning van

San Jose police officers saved a man earlier this month after a van he was living in caught fire.

Posted: Jul 18, 2019 12:24 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. - San Jose police officers saved a man earlier this month after a van he was living in caught fire.

On July 9, police received reports about a man near a van that had caught fire. Officers said the man appeared to be living in his vehicle and refused to leave. 

Bodycam footage released from the date of the incident shows how quickly the situation escalated. 

Officers said the man was grabbing the tire when they tried to pull him out, even as small explosion were going off inside the van. 

Eventually, officers had to tase the man. Shortly after the rescue, authorities said the van exploded and caught the tree next to it on fire. 

The man was taken to the hospital but was not injured. 

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