According to reports, a member of Northeastern University staff was injured when the package they were opening exploded.
A spokesman for the university said: CNN that one of its employees “suffered minor injuries” from a package delivered to Holmes Hall, headquarters of the university’s creative writing program, around 7:00 pm Tuesday night.
The incident resulted in the evacuation of night classes and dorm buildings, while university police told people to avoid the area, and nearby colleges such as Harvard and MIT increased security measures.
A police bombing squad was dispatched to the scene, and within hours the FBI confirmed: Boston Herald that he joined the investigation.
“Many Boston EMS units responded to Leon St in Boston about the reported explosion,” said the Boston crisis management service. “One patient treated and transported by BLS ambulance to the district hospital. No additional information is available at the moment. ‘
Service said the person treated was a 45-year-old man with non-life-threatening injuries.
Boston police also said it was responding to a report about another suspect college near the Museum of Fine Arts.
Northeastern University student Susanna Maize told the local broadcaster 7 News: “Suddenly the fire alarm started which [is] quite routine so we didn’t think much about it.
“We walked out onto the sidewalk and suddenly saw that there were many more police and fire departments than we expected.”
Another student, Ryan Di Corpo, said: “The policemen present immediately unfolded the police tape and ordered everyone there to go back to the main street.
“Then one of the ladder trucks lifted the ladder to the roof of the building, and the fireman with what I thought was an ax climbed to the top of the building.”