Package that detonated at Northeastern University contained note criticizing virtual reality and Mark Zuckerberg, sources say

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A package at Northeastern University on Tuesday night contained a note criticizing virtual reality and Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg. sources say Confirmed to NBC Boston,

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The package was delivered to Holmes Hall on the Boston campus after 7 p.m. and exploded when a 45-year-old staff member opened what two senior law enforcement officers described as a protective Pelicans case to NBC News. Pelican is a brand of gear used to store cameras, guns, and other items safely.

Sources told NBC Boston that the note found with the package was about virtual reality and Zuckerberg, Facebook’s co-founder and Meta CEO, whose company has made a big push into the virtual reality version of the Internet, known as the Metaverse.


Boston Police Superintendent Felipe Colon said the staff member who opened the package, who has not been identified, was hospitalized with a minor hand injury.

Halls were evacuated and evening classes in nearby buildings were canceled on Tuesday night. As of Wednesday morning, the campus was considered “safe and secure” with the resumption of classes and campus activities, the school said in a Statement,

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One injured in package explosion at Northeastern University

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Sources told NBC Boston that an explosive device was not involved in the incident. Sources called it an excessively pressing matter.

A second, similar package was found by the Police Department’s bomb squad and “secured presented”, Colon said at a news conference.

It is not clear who delivered the package or where the other package was received. One motive remains unknown.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said the situation was being handled with “the utmost priority.”

“I take it very seriously that this city is home to everyone’s young people,” she said at a news conference.

The FBI is assisting with the investigation of the case as well as the Bomb Disposal Squad.

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