A 45-year-old man was injured after a package exploded at Northeastern University on Tuesday, which CNN reported contained a manifesto attacking Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Police were called to 39 Leon Street at 7:18 p.m., where the victim, a Northeastern University employee, was found with “minor hand injuries” and taken to hospital.

A Boston Police officer is photographed on June 4, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. Police responded to an explosion at Northeastern University on Tuesday.
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A second suspicious package was identified and brought to safety by officers.

Speaking to members of the CNN police, they said the package contained a note attacking Zuckerberg and academic work surrounding the development of virtual reality.

He was sent to the Northeastern University Virtual Reality center, and the victim was one of the facility’s employees, according to sources.

At a news conference, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu praised the police response.

He added: “We want to make sure that we emphasize that this is a top priority, the safety and well-being of all of our young people here.”

This is a developing story and will be updated.