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Jan 24, 2013 7:06 PM by The Associated Press

UC Davis researcher faces 10 charges after blast

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A University of California, Davis chemistry researcher who was injured in an explosion last week has been charged with 10 counts of possessing firearms and explosives.

The Yolo County District Attorney's office does not say in the five-page complaint whether 32-year-old David Snyder intended to harm anyone with the items found in his campus apartment after the explosion there.

Snyder pleaded not guilty during a brief initial court appearance Thursday in Yolo County Superior Court in Woodland, north of Sacramento. One of his defense attorneys said her client had the materials for research and wasn't intending to build a bomb.

A prosecutor said investigators found liquid and solid explosive materials and devices to detonate them in the apartment.

Snyder was treated at a hospital for hand injuries after the blast.

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