A school staffer was injured in the blast, according to police and university officials
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A suspicious package found at Northeastern University in Boston exploded on campus, injuring a school employee. The FBI is taking a role in an investigation, as officers determine how the parcel wound up on school grounds and the exact cause of the explosion.
A package delivered to the university’s Holmes Hall went off as a 45-year-old staffer attempted to open it on Tuesday evening, Boston Police Superintendent Felipe Colon told reporters during a press conference. According to a school spokesperson, the employee suffered “minor injuries and is being treated.”
Law enforcement noted that the blast took place around 7:15pm local time, and urged members of the community to be “cautious” and to “report any suspicious packages” they might see in the area.