Storm damages Dunn Center at Austin Peay State University

(Photo: Austin Peay State University)

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Tornado warnings forced basketball fans at the Dunn Center at Austin Peay State University to head for safer areas in the building.

Lightning hit the roof of the Dunn Center in the middle of the APSU – Murray State game. It punched a hole in the roof. Rain started leaking onto the floor of the arena with 5:11 left in the game.

One person watching the game was hit in the head by debris, according to Bill Persinger, a spokesman for APSU.  That person was taken by ambulance to the hospital. No further information was available about the person injured.

Persinger said they are trying to repair the hole in the roof. They moved 7 to 8 garbage cans onto the court to catch the water, and towels were on the floor.

If they can repair the damage they may restart the game.

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