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Boston(US): A package detonated inside a Northeastern University building here, injuring one man.

The Boston Police and federal bomb squads swept through the campus on Tuesday and took out a second suspicious parcel. Probe is underway to ascertain how and who caused it, Boston Herald reported.

At 7.18 pm, police were called to 39 Leon St. on Northeastern’s campus reporting that a package had detonated.

First responders found a 45-year-old college staffer with “minor” hand injuries inside the building where the package blew up, and took him to the hospital. The wounds are not life-threatening, authorities said.

The bomb squad found a second suspicious package, which the squad “rendered safe,” the police said. No one was immediately arrested.

“The scene is secure and that the investigation is ongoing,” Boston Police Superintendent Felipe Colon told reporters at a press conference around 10.30 pm.

Boston Police Department is jointly probing along with the FBI and the Joint Terrorist Task Force

Harvard, MIT and other area colleges stepped up security as the report of the explosion spread into the evening.

Northeastern sent out campus-wide alerts and eventually canceled classes and evacuated buildings in the area in the aftermath of the blast, the bostonherald report said.

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