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Two Hokies arrested for setting off explosive device

BLACKSBURG, VA (WWBT) -

Two Virginia Tech football players are facing felony charges for what they are calling a prank.

Joshua Trimble, 20, and Brian Rody, 19, are charged with manufacturing and detonating an explosive device. Police say the explosion went off near a Blacksburg apartment building on Sunday. No one was hurt.

Trimble is a linebacker for the Hokies. Rody is a backup quarterback.

Under university policy, players facing felony charges are suspended from the team.

A preliminary hearing is set for January.

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