A UC Davis researcher suffered an injury after an explosion at a campus apartment early Thursday morning, the university said.
The researcher, whose name school officials declined to release, checked into a local hospital for treatment of hand injuries about 1:30 a.m., according to UC Davis spokesman Andy Fell. The hospital then notified police.
When police arrived at the apartment, located in the Russell Park housing complex, Fell said they found chemicals and cordoned off the area.
Fell declined to speculate on what the researcher was doing, but he said the only safe place for research to be conducted is in university laboratories.