Suspect in custody after campus explosion

By David Doochin

Police and medical personnel take a former student into custody after a small explosion and fire at the Davie Poplar. (David Doochin/Carolina Connection)

There was turmoil on the center of campus Thursday as an explosion injured a UNC professor and damaged the university’s most historic tree.  Meanwhile, police arrested a former student who ran naked from the scene and is suspected of igniting the blast.


David Doochin was on the scene as the story unfolded.

Firefighters extinguish a small fire at the base of the Davie Poplar. (Payton Walker/Carolina Connection)

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