A package exploded on the campus of Northeastern University in Boston late Tuesday, and one of the staff members suffered minor injuries.
The FBI is now assisting the investigation and authorities said another suspicious package was found near a prominent art museum. The parcel that exploded was one of two that were reported to police early in the evening. Boston’s bomb squad neutralized a second package near the city’s Museum of Fine Arts, which is on the outskirts of the Northeastern campus.
According to reports, the package that exploded went off as it was being opened near the university’s Holmes Hall, which is home to the university’s creative writing program and its women’s, gender, and sexuality studies program.
Northeastern spokesperson Shannon Nargi said in a statement that an unidentified university staff member suffered minor injuries to his hand in the explosion.
Police converged on the campus shortly before 7:30 p.m., and the university asked students who had gathered for an evening journalism class at the hall to evacuate the building.