Providence College said university officials are conducting an internal investigation into what they call an "unfortunate event" early Saturday morning.
The university said a student was arrested by police.
According to Providence police, the student allegedly tossed lit cigarette at a patrol car, then ran away.
Police said 18-year-old Michael Dormon was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Dormon was held overnight and released on Sunday.
Police Major Thomas Verdi said Providence College has suspended Dormon, pending a disciplinary hearing.