The University of Saskatchewan has banned and suspended a student after potentially dangerous, stolen chemicals were allegedly found in his home.

The 25-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night after Saskatoon police and a fire department hazardous materials unit searched the residence on the 300 block of Cumberland Ave. N.

A hazmat unit also searched an engineering chemistry lab the same day, the university said in a news release Friday.

The university alleges the student "threatened the potential use of dangerous chemicals."

The man has been charged with theft under $5,000 and remains in custody pending a court appearance Friday.

The university said out of concern for people's safety, the U of S president has suspended the student and banned him from the campus.