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Package Detonates at Northeastern U. in Boston, Injuring 1

One person was injured when a suspicious package exploded Tuesday evening in a campus building at Northeastern University, Boston police said.

Officers were called to Holmes Hall at 39 Leon Street just after 7:15 p.m., which… houses the creative writing center on the private university campus, in front of a suspicious package that had exploded, authorities said.

Officer Andre Watson, a police spokesman, said a man with non-life-threatening injuries has been transported to a nearby hospital. Police, explosives disposal, the Boston Fire Department and Boston Emergency Medical Services assisted in the investigation at the university, which has a student population of approximately 15,700 students.

Holmes Hall was evacuated as a precaution, Officer Watson said Tuesday evening as the investigation continued.

The university did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Northeastern University police encouraged people to avoid the Holmes Hall area and said classes were held in at least six buildings. were canceled for the night.

Mike Beaudet, a reporter at WCVB, was teaching during the blast and although his class had been evacuated, they heard no explosion. reported the local TV station.