A package explosion took place at Northeastern University in Boston on Tuesday, September 13, injuring a staff member with a minor hand injury. The package was delivered around 7 pm to Holmes Hall on Leon Street.

According to Northeastern University officials, the bomb went off when a 45-year-old male employee opened it on Tuesday. He was taken to the hospital with minor hand injuries, according to the reports.

According to NBC News, the package was a Pelican case with a note. However, it was not revealed what it contained.

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Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in Evanston, Illinois, Boston. The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs on its main campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, as well as satellite campuses in Seattle, Washington, San Jose, California, Oakland, California, Portland, Maine, and Toronto and Vancouver, Canada.

Northwestern is a comprehensive research university with a strong interdisciplinary focus across multiple schools and units. Their rigorous yet compassionate academic environment offers a robust blend of theory and practice, with an emphasis on top-tier research, new knowledge, creative expression, and practical application.

The university provides a variety of student services, such as nonremedial tutoring, a women’s centre, placement services, health services, and health insurance. It also provides 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late-night transportation/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.). The private research university allows students of legal drinking age to consume alcohol.

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Talking about the package explosion occurred at Northeastern University, Felipe Colon, the superintendent of the Boston Police Department, said at a news conference late Tuesday that the employee, a 45-year-old man, had been transported to an area hospital with a minor hand injury.

The university said late Tuesday that the campus was secure and that administrators expected it to be “open and fully operational” on Wednesday. 

Earlier on Tuesday, university police advised students to avoid the area around Holmes Hall and announced that classes in at least six buildings had been cancelled for the night.

“We’re monitoring the situation at Northeastern, and we’re ready to work with the university and our law enforcement partners on any prosecutions that may arise,” Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden said, promising “a comprehensive investigation to determine exactly what occurred here.”