April 8, 2013

Cornell Police Investigating Cause of Small Explosion Near Risley

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Cornell Police are currently investigating the cause of a small explosion that occurred near Risley Residential College early Monday.

The explosion occurred near the tennis courts west of Risley at approximately 12:45 a.m. and caused a small fire to break out, according to Kathy Zoner, chief of the Cornell University Police Department.

When Ithaca Fire Department officials arrived on the scene, they found “an area of brush burning along a fence line behind the residence hall,” according to a press release from IFD.

No injuries or property damage were reported, according to IFD.

“At this point, it’s an ongoing investigation. Everything has been gathered, the scene has been cleared and we’re now investigating who may have [been responsible],” Zoner said.

Original Author: Akane Otani