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Police: Minor explosions heard in Davis
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DAVIS, CA - What the UC Davis police described as two minor explosions were heard in Davis Thursday at 8:15 p.m. as explosives specialists detonate materials recovered from a chemistry lab.

The chemistry lab was used by university researcher David Snyder. Snyder, 32, was arraigned on 10 explosives and firearms charges in Yolo County Court Thursday in connection with an explosion at his Russell Park apartment on Jan. 17. Snyder suffered a hand injury in the blast. No one else was hurt.

"It's obvious we're destroying items once again because of safety of those items," UC Davis Police Chief Matt Carmichael said. "The biggest safety risk is transporting or moving."

Authorities would not identified the materials or chemicals recovered from the lab or previously found in the suspect's apartment. Chemicals found in the Snyder's apartment were detonated last week.

"All of these things were mixtures or compounds that were deemed not normal for this lab," Yolo County Bomb Squad Commander Nick Concolino said.

Thursday night's detonation took place on campus property in south Davis. The Yolo County Bomb Squad, campus police and David Fire handled the disposal. The university community was notified in advance.

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