Police: Bottle explodes in Lenoir-Rhyne dorm bathroom

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by RYAN WIXTED / WCNC.com

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WCNC.com

Posted on April 25, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 25 at 2:11 PM

HICKORY, N.C. -- A plastic bottle filled with a chemical substance exploded in a dorm bathroom Tuesday night at Lenoir-Rhyne University, according Hickory police.

Hickory police and firefighters responded to Morgan Dorm around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night after a reported explosion in one of the dorm's bathrooms, according to a press release.

Firefighters said they found a device made from a plastic drink bottle that had exploded due to a chemical reaction from the contents inside.

No injuries or damages were reported.

Police said they have identified a suspect and charges will be filed.

This incident had nothing to do with Wednesday's threat at Catawba Valley Community College, according to Hickory authorities.

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