1 injured, 1 in custody after small device detonated on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A small device was detonated on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, according to school officials.

WTVD reported that it happened shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday at the Davie Poplar tree in the McCorkle Place area of campus.

Authorities said one person was injured during the explosion and a suspect is in custody. Police said the suspect is a former UNC Chapel Hill student.

Officials have not released the names of the suspect or victim, the severity of the injuries or other details about the explosion.

Video of the fire that was filmed by a witness shows a man trying to stomp the fire out moments before the explosion occurred.

After the detonation, the man quickly runs away with burns to his face and arms.

Students and staff had been asked to avoid the area.