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Man Arrested in UC Davis Apartment Explosion Appears in Court

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The researcher arrested after an explosion at a UC Davis apartment explosion appeared in Yolo County Superior Court Thursday, one week after the blast.

David Synder, 32, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the explosion. He faces charges of improperly disposing devices and having a completed bomb, along with having weapons on a school campus charges.

No plea was entered.

Synder’s defense wanted his $2 million bail reduced, and a bail hearing is set for Feb. 8. Prosecutors would rather Synder’s bail not be reduced because he reportedly getting ready to leave the state immediately after going to the hospital.

Synder’s left hand was wrapped in a soft cast for his injuries suffered in the blast.

No one else was hurt in the explosion, but apartments were evacuated for the night as a bomb squad and investigators searched Synder’s apartment.

Andria Borba will have much more coming up on FOX40 News at 5:30 and 6.

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