UPDATE: If you heard any explosions in Davis Thursday night, that's because materials from a vacated building (story below) are being detonated in a field west of campus. The materials could not be safely transported, according to Lauren Keene of the Davis Enterprise. Check her out on Twitter and follow her updates.
ORIGINAL STORY: UC Davis Police evacuated a building in an on-campus housing complex at 418 Russell Park after discovering chemicals in an apartment.
The situation started early Thursday morning, when a UC Davis researcher sought treatment for hand injuries at a local hospital after a "small explosion." The researcher's name has not been released. Here are some details from the UC Davis News Service:
Some neighboring buildings will be affected, and access will be restricted throughout the day.
Police Chief Matt Carmichael said the department is investigating the incident and the situation is stable.
Expect law enforcement activity and avoid the area if possible. The general area is considered safe; a portion of the site has been cordoned off as a precaution.
Police were alerted after a UC Davis resesarcher was treated at a local hospital for hand injuries from a small explosion.
UPDATED (1 p.m. 1/17) - Childcare at the Russell Park Child Development Center was suspended at 8:15 a.m., at the direction of campus police. Parents of the 10 children then at the center were called to pick up their children. Other parents were advised not to bring their children to the center, which is expected to reopen on Friday.
Russell Park, privately owned and managed by Tandem Properties Inc., is designed specifically for students with families. When available, apartments in the complex also are made available to graduate students, undergraduates and university affiliates.
Thirteen people live in the building that was evacuated. The complex includes 200 apartments, which house 600 residents.