A package bomb exploded at a Boston university

A package bomb exploded and injured an employee of Northeastern University in Boston


ivan rodriguez gelfenstein

R. Gelfenstein - One person was taken to the hospital Tuesday night after a package of explosives exploded when it opened in a building at Northeastern University in Boston.

The bomb disposal team also found a second package of explosives and managed to disarm it before it exploded.

Northeastern University reported that the package was delivered to Holmes Hall on Leon Street around 7 p.m. and exploded when a staff member opened it. This person, a 45-year-old man, suffered minor injuries to his hands and was taken to the hospital.

The Boston FBI offered all the resources of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, its test response team and special bomb technicians to help with the investigation, according to Jason Cromartie, assistant special agent in charge.

Northeast University police said the campus was safe while investigators worked.

"It's very important to note that our campus is safe and we will keep it forever," said Michael Davis, chief of police at Northeastern University.

Asked if there was a threat to the public at Tuesday night's press conference, police said investigations were ongoing and updates would be provided at a later date.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu praised the police response to the incident. "We want to make sure to emphasize that this is a top priority, the safety and well-being of all our young people here," Wu said at the press conference.

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