15.6 C
Monday, February 26, 2024

Package explodes on Boston campus


Share post:


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.

Related articles

18 reasons why Modi is not a dictator but a saviour of India

Recently a social media influencer based in Germany made a YouTube video in which he criticized and labeled...

Tier 2 and 3 cities will define new modernity for India: Author Shashank Mani

The tier 2 and tier 3 cities are abode to majority of Indians, but often, this ‘middle’ of...

Is Feydhoo Finolhu Island in Maldives housing a Chinese military outpost?

China has been aggressively pushing its geopolitical strategy 'String of Pearls' in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Maldives is...

Man who put up ‘Gyanvapi Mandir’ sticker tortured by Varanasi police, implicated in false cases

In early February, it was reported that a man belonging in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, Roshan Pandey, who is...