FBI Investigating After One Person is Injured by Exploding Package at Northeastern University in Boston

A police bomb squad sealed off part of the Northeastern University campus late Tuesday to examine a pair of suspicious packages. According to the school, a staff member suffered minor injuries after the package exploded. / AP Images

A package exploded on the campus of Northeastern University in Boston late Tuesday, injuring a staff member, the school confirmed as authorities said another suspicious package was found near a prominent art museum.

A package was delivered to the university’s Holmes Hall shortly before 7 p.m. and detonated when a staff member opened it, Shannon Nargi, a spokesperson for Northeastern University, told USA TODAY in an email.

“The staff member sustained minor injuries and is being treated,” Nargi said in the email.

During a news conference late Thursday, authorities said they found a 45-year-old male who sustained minor hand injuries from the blast. The person, who was not identified, was later taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Boston police responded shortly before 7:30 p.m., and students who were attending an evening class at the hall were evacuated from the building. Boston Emergency Services also responded to the scene.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Thao Nguyen