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Explosion injures Razorbacks intern

By Matt Jones

This article was published August 31, 2013 at 6:03 p.m.

— An intern in the University of Arkansas' athletics marketing department was injured Saturday when a T-shirt gun apparently exploded during the Razorbacks' season-opening football game against Louisiana-Lafayette.

The male, whose name was not made available by either UA or Washington Regional Medical Center officials, suffered a leg injury. His condition isn't known.

The incident occurred shortly after kickoff Saturday at Razorback Stadium. A loud boom and the release of air pressure could be heard throughout the stadium, and according to witnesses, the man immediately fell to the ground.

He was tended to by medical staff and taken from the stadium on a stretcher.

Witnesses reported seeing part of the T-shirt gun hit an overhang above the lower level of the east grandstands. T-shirt guns, which are powered by high-pressure air tanks, are used at several UA sporting events.

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