A Northeastern University employee was injured Tuesday when a package he was trying to open exploded, officials said.
“An employee suffered minor injuries and is being treated,” Northeastern University spokeswoman Shannon Nargi told media in an email. Nargi said the parcel had been delivered to Holmes Hall.
An employee, a 45-year-old man, suffered a hand injury, Boston Police Superintendent Felipe Colón said at a news conference Tuesday night.
Investigators have not disclosed how the package arrived on campus, stressing that an investigation is ongoing.
At a press conference, officials said they were investigating a motive. Multiple federal law enforcement sources told the media that the package included Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and a rambling memo criticizing the academic institution’s relationship with virtual reality developers. The media has asked Facebook for comment.
One person was taken to the hospital after a package delivered to the Northeastern University building exploded when it was opened Tuesday night, school officials confirmed.
Boston police confirmed at a press conference Tuesday night that a second package was also found and secured by the bomb squad.
Northeastern University said the package was delivered to Holmes Hall on Leon Street around 7 p.m. It exploded when an employee opened it. A 45-year-old man was taken to hospital with minor injuries to his hand.