One person injured after package explodes at US university

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A 45-year-old employee at Northeastern University in Boston was injured on Tuesday after a package delivered to the scene exploded while he was handling it.

Local police also revealed that a second package was found and safely stored. However, there is no information on how they were delivered to campus.

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The injured person was taken to a hospital for hand treatment, Boston Police Superintendent Felipe Colon said.

“A search revealed a second similar package that was finally taken to safety by our Bomb Squad. I’ll tell you the place is safe, because the investigation is ongoing,” Colon said.

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The Police Bomb Squad, the Boston Fire Department and the Emergency Medical Service are among those investigating the incident.

Evening classes were canceled in six buildings.

Police at other Boston universities, including Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, urged caution and that people report any suspicious packages.

The city was rocked by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, when three people were killed and more than 260 were injured by a pair of homemade bombs in the annual run.

In 2015, a jury convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and sentenced him to death for helping carry out the attacks along with his older brother Tamerlan, who died several days after the bombings in a shootout with police. The shooting ended when Dzhokhar ran over his brother with a stolen car as he fled the scene. He was captured a day later.

Source: CNN Brasil

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