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Normal routines go on at Northeastern as probe into reported package explosion continues

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“Information will be released at the discretion of the FBI.”

Rodrique Ngowi/AP, File

At Northeastern University, days after a reported luggage explosion prompted law enforcement to descend on campus to investigate, normal routines and operations were underway.

Initial information from police indicated that a university employee suffered minor injuries in Tuesday night’s incident, but since then anonymous sources have said federal officials are investigating, multiple media outlets said. is talking to Whether the employee may have misled Staged the event with investigators.

But while questions have swirled about the incident, school officials say life on the Northeastern University campus has resumed as normal.

Northeastern University’s vice president of communications, Renata Nyul, said in a statement that since Tuesday, the university has made “abundant resources” available to “students, faculty and staff in need.”

“The campus is fully functional, safe, and poses no ongoing threats to our community,” she said. It is being processed by the agency.Information will be released to the public based on the FBI’s decision.”

On Wednesday, the university announced that classes, research, and all other campus activities have resumed.

“Events such as the incident that took place on the Boston campus [Tuesday] The night can create or heighten anxiety for many of us,” said David Madigan, Dean and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Kenneth Henderson, Dean and Senior Vice President of Learning. said in a statement.

The school said dormitory staff could talk to and support students. Confidential counseling is also provided to students and staff through the University’s Health and Counseling Services.

students on campus reported feeling confused and frightened hours after the incident.

“I went at 8am as usual and it was just weird walking where I was literally roped off just 12 hours ago.” told Boston.com“People were definitely on high alert.”

Authorities responded to 39 Leon Street — Holmes Hall — at approximately 7:18 pm on Tuesday with a request to report the detonated package. At the scene, police said they found a 45-year-old man, a Northeast staff member, with minor injuries to his hand in connection with the package explosion. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Police said they were assisted in the ensuing investigation by the Joint Terrorism Task Force, as well as representatives from the ATF and FBI.

A law enforcement official, who asked not to be identified, told the Associated Press that investigators later confirmed that there were discrepancies in the employee’s statements, and that his injuries did not match those normally consistent with those from the explosion. He said he was skeptical of the explanation.

Tohoku employees denied the staging of the incident in an interview with boston globe.

“I didn’t stage this…no way, shape or shape…they need to catch the guy who did this.” he told the newspaper.

Investigators have not held a press conference about the case since Tuesday evening, and no update on the investigation was available as of Friday morning.

Holmes Hall, where the reported explosion took place, is home to the university’s Immersive Media Lab, the school’s Creative Writing Program, and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

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