package explodes at Northeastern University

One person is injured when a package explodes at Northeastern University Boston

Northeastern University in Boston was hit by a package late Tuesday night. It injured a staff member. Authorities also confirmed that another suspicious package was discovered near a well-known art museum.

The package arrived at the university’s Holmes Hall just before 7:15 p.m. It was opened by a staff member, Shannon Nargi, spokesperson for Northeastern University.

Nargi stated in an email that “the staff member sustained minor injuries” and was being treated.

A news conference was held late Thursday night. Authorities said that they had found a 45-year-old male who suffered minor injuries from the blast. The victim, who was not identified by authorities, was taken to a local hospital.

Boston police responded just before 7:30 p.m. Students who were taking an evening class at the hall were evacuated. Boston Emergency Services was also called to the scene.

According to Boston police, a bomb squad of police sealed off part of campus in order to investigate the suspicious package. The bomb squad made sure that a second package was not discovered in the course of the search.

The investigation continues and local police are currently working alongside representatives from the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said Michael Cox, Boston Police Commissioner.

University police tweeted that classes in the immediate area were canceled and that people were asked not to go there. The university police stated that the scene had been contained shortly before 9 p.m.

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