Device explodes at Northeastern University, injuring 1 person


BOSTON, MA – One person was injured when a device exploded Tuesday night at an academic building at Northeastern University. The incident had largely shuttered the Huntington Avenue campus, with at least one building evacuated and classes canceled for the night.

The detonation occurred around 7 p.m. at Holmes Hall, a building along Leon Street that houses writing and journalism programs. The injured person was transported to a nearby hospital with apparently minor injuries.

“Several #BEMS units responded to Leon St. in Boston for a reported explosion. Patient treated and transported by ambulance from BLS to an area hospital,” Boston EMS tweeted around 7 p.m.

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A second device was also found on campus on Tuesday, the university told WCVB. This device was reportedly found near the Museum of Fine Arts, located across Huntington Avenue from campus.

The Boston police bomb squad was on hand to investigate the incident. Northeastern University campus police have asked students and the public to avoid the Holmes Hall area. Tuesday evening classes at six other university buildings near Holmes Hall have been canceled, according to the university.

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