Police: Dorm room explosion inspired by 'MythBusters'

Published On: Nov 26 2012 09:28:52 AM EST
Updated On: Nov 26 2012 09:42:01 AM EST
Christian Duke

Brevard County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Christian Duke

MELBOURNE, Fla. -

A college student faces felony charges of making, possession and discharging a destructive device after police say an explosion rocked a dorm at Florida Institute of Technology.

Melbourne Police say the incident happened early Sunday.  No one was injured in incident, which occurred around 12:20 a.m. Sunday.  Police said that the device had "great potential to damage property or cause bodily injury."

They say 19-year-old Christian Barnes Duke told authorities he learned how to make the device by watching "Mythbusters" on the Discovery Channel.

According to a police statement, Duke is accused of making the device from common household chemicals to create a reaction inside a container.

Police say he put the device in a stairwell at dorm and detonated it "causing a loud blast that disrupted other students."

No one was injured.

Duke remained in the Brevard County Jail on early Monday.

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