An investigation has been launched by Boston police after a box addressed to Northeastern University detonated on Tuesday evening, injuring a staff member.
An unfocused letter was included in the box, criticizing Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, and the collaboration between academic institutions and virtual reality firms.
According to university and law enforcement officials, the 45-year-old man who opened the box had minor hand injuries. Investigators have not yet disclosed how the item got to the university, highlighting the fact that their investigation is still ongoing.
Even though the worker was not gravely harmed, the explosion left lacerations on the hands.
According to university spokeswoman Shannon Nargi, the item was brought to Holmes Hall, which houses the institution’s virtual reality center.
Michelle Wu, the mayor of Boston, commended the reaction of law police.
The safety and well-being of all of the young people here, according to Wu, is of first importance.
The campus is anticipated to reopen fully on Wednesday.